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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About White Center...
Population
15,306

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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White Center 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,680
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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White Center Reviews

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White Center has always been a diverse neighborhood and has an exciting variety of restaurants, markets and pubs. It is currently the neighborhood to visit if one has a taste for great barbecue, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican food, craft beers, unique ice cream flavors and it has some of the best burgers in the city! My neighbors are Cambodian, Vietnamese, Muslim, Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian and I love hearing different languages spoken in one small area. I love that my neighbors look out for me and I am happy to reciprocate. I would recommend that everyone visit this exciting and inviting neighborhood!
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Not great, not bad. I feel that this area is slowly getting better. There are new housing developments nearby, new restaurants, and more affluent people moving in. The rest of Seattle is so overpriced that great, modern, urban communities are developing farther and farther out of downtown. This location is still farther than most so its taking a little longer to develop, but a little progress is better than none.
I can't say that I feel entirely safe walking around in White Center. However, there are a few very delicious restauraunts.