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  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Tukwila is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 20,025. Tukwila is in King County. Living in Tukwila offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tukwila there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tukwila and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Tukwila are above average.
About Tukwila...
Population
20,025

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Tukwila Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    277.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    109.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    411
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,005.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    11,839.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,644.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Tukwila

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,318
National
$55,322
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Tukwila Reviews

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Since moving to Tukwila I have heard a lot of mixed reviews. One thing noticeable is the diversity in culture here. African, Europeans, Hispanic & Latin cultures flood the sidewalks, school buses and local shops in the area. Before moving here I had a look at the local crime rate, just to be sure I'm moving to the right place, and I was surprised that this small suburb is actually ranked number 1 in crime rate across the whole of the United States! Mind you, this new fact didn't affect the way I live or my moving situation. I figured everywhere to some degree is dangerous, whether your galavanting through city or getting lost in the countryside, everywhere has its level of danger and crime. However, if you're educated about what situations you're getting into and how to manage yourself in those certain situations, then a websites review about the crime shouldn't influence your choice of living.
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Tukwila is great place to live if you want to be close to all major cities but don't want to deal with the crowded cities. All major freeways go through tukwila and you have the light rail station near by if you don't want to drive. Also, it's a great asset to have the biggest mall in the county located here so you get all your shopping done at one stop...very convenient!
Tukwila is home to thousands of refugees, making it one of most diverse cities in the nation! It's 10 minutes south of Seattle and 25 minutes north of Tacoma, making it 5 mins away from Seattle-Tacoma International airport. It's the perfect mix of city and suburb and a great place to live!