Lake Stevens 79 Exceptional
Lake Stevens Livability #45 ranked city in Washington#3,806 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas
A+ Lake Stevens Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Stevens Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Washington
Lake Stevens
13535% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Stevens cost of living
A Lake Stevens Crime Total crime is 62% lower than Washington
Total crime
1,25152% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8052% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-30%Year over year crime is down
Lake Stevens crime
C+ Lake Stevens Employment Household income is 27% higher than Washington
Median household income
$79,97545% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,1144% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%25% lower than the US average
Lake Stevens employment
C+ Lake Stevens Housing Home value is 2% higher than Washington
Median home value
$274,90049% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35443% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Lake Stevens real estate or Lake Stevens rentals
B+ Lake Stevens Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Washington
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%25% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
27:166% higher than the US average
Lake Stevens K-12 schools
A- Lake Stevens User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Lake Stevens
Overall user rating
78% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Lake Stevens, WA

      Lake Stevens is a mid-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 30,352 inhabitants. In Lake Stevens, there are 3,416 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Lake Stevens residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Lake Stevens has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 76% of the population is classified as married and 50% have kids.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lake Stevens, Washington could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Lake Stevens and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, employment and other important metrics.

      Lake Stevens has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #56 in Washington and #4,835 in the USA. This is a great score, as Lake Stevens ranks well in multiple categories! If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Lake Stevens ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and education (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Lake Stevens. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lake Stevens on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Lake Stevens has a violent crime rate of 152 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Lake Stevens meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lake Stevens. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lake Stevens are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Lake Stevens come in at $274,900, which is 2.1% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lake Stevens, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 20.9% 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 Lake Stevens were 8.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.9%.

      Lake Stevens transportation information

      StatisticLake StevensWashingtonNational
      Average one way commute32min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.3%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%5.6%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a11354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (4)24711

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