Lacey 77 Exceptional
Lacey Livability #80 ranked city in Washington#5,931 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Lacey Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lacey Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Washington
11414% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lacey cost of living
B- Lacey Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Washington
Total crime
2,89112% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3512% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Lacey crime
D+ Lacey Employment Household income is 5% lower than Washington
Median household income
$59,6248% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,2105% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Lacey employment
C+ Lacey Housing Home value is 15% lower than Washington
Median home value
$227,90023% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18225% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Lacey real estate or Lacey rentals
C+ Lacey Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%7% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Lacey K-12 schools
B- Lacey User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Lacey
Overall user rating
71% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 9 total surveys
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      Living in Lacey, WA

      Lacey, Washington is a mid-sized city with a population of 45,644 people. According to the most recent Census, 74% of Lacey residents are White, 9% Asian and 6% Black. 76% of the people in Lacey (over the age of 15) are married and 60% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lacey could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Lacey and in the areas around Lacey is a much easier task.

      Lacey has a livability score of 73/100 and is ranked #81 in Washington and #6,631 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Lacey ranks very well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Lacey. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lacey has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Charlie's Safari, Marvin Road Golf and Batting Range, and Stottle Winery.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lacey is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Lacey come in at $227,900, which is 15.4% lower than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lacey, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 11.6% lower than the Washington average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Lacey were 8.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.5%.

      Lacey transportation information

      Average one way commute25min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.4%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.5%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home3.2%5.6%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a11354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)24711

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      Source: The Lacey, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).