Spokane 67 Average
Spokane Livability #310 ranked city in Washington#15,183 ranked city in the USARanks better than 48% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Spokane Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Spokane Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Washington
1022% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Spokane cost of living
F Spokane Crime Total crime is 90% higher than Washington
Total crime
5,751145% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18145% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Spokane crime
D Spokane Employment Household income is 31% lower than Washington
Median household income
$43,27422% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,36215% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
Spokane employment
C+ Spokane Housing Home value is 40% lower than Washington
Median home value
$160,80013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77019% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Spokane real estate or Spokane rentals
C+ Spokane Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Washington
High school grad. rates
87%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%10% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
Spokane K-12 schools
D- Spokane User Ratings There are a total of 52 ratings in Spokane
Overall user rating
51% 52 total ratings
User reviews rating
43% 12 total reviews
User surveys rating
57% 40 total surveys
all Spokane poll results

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      Living in Spokane, WA

      Spokane is a highly populated city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 212,078 inhabitants. In Spokane, there are 3,084 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (86% White). Given that fact, Spokane could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Spokane might be a good fit as 70% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 61% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Spokane, Washington. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Spokane and in the areas around Spokane is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Spokane is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 57th percentile of all cities across America. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Spokane ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Spokane. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Spokane 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: Riverfront Park, Manito Park, and Downtown Spokane.

      Assuming that Spokane meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Spokane. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Spokane are simply unattainable. The median home price for Spokane homes is $160,800, which is 40.3% lower than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Spokane, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 14% 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 Spokane were 11.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%.

      Spokane transportation information

      Average one way commute20min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.0%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.8%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.0%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.7%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Spokane, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).