Washington’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Washington sits at the upper left-hand corner of the country in the Pacific Northwest. Known as the Evergreen state for its plethora of year-round evergreen trees, the state has a population just shy of 6.9 million people spread out over 66,544 square miles. From the Pacific Ocean to Mount Rainier at 14,411 feet, the state has a lot to offer, whether it’s nature-related or one of its cities like Seattle, Spokane, Kent, Tacoma Bellevue, or Vancouver. And don’t forget about its capital Olympia! Washington is named after our first president, George Washington, and believe it or not, it’s the first and only state to be named after a president. It’s the home of Microsoft, one of the largest tech companies in the world, along with Amazon, run by the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos. From tech to trees, Washington has a wide variety of experiences for you to have, whether it’s hiking up a mountain or eating at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.

If you’re in Washington, what are some things that you just can’t miss? Well, to name a few:

  • Olympic National Park: This park has it all, from mountains to rain forests to shores, all right next to the Pacific Ocean coastline.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass: This indoor/ outdoor art museum features huge and colorful works of art made entirely out of glass.
  • Museum of Pop Culture: This museum has everything from alternative rock music to exhibits about the genre of fantasy and horror.

No matter where you go in Washington, staying safe is key. The safest city in Washington is Duvall, located at the midpoint between Monroe and Carnation in King County. This beautiful little city has a population just shy of 8,000 and a high median income of over $150,000. That’s why it’s no surprise that there’s only .51 violent crimes and 3.94 property crimes for every 1,000 residents! Other top picks include Buckley, Connell, and Sammamish.

3.045

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

3.888
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
31.736

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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1
Duvall, Washington
Duvall
Safety Score: 89.43

Duvall, WA

Population 7,875
Median Income 151,612
Households 2,593
Violent Crime 0.51
Violent Crime +0.51
Property Crimes 3.94
Property Crime -2.41

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Buckley, Washington
Buckley
Safety Score: 89.36

Buckley, WA

Population 5,234
Median Income 59,355
Households 1,802
Violent Crime 1.15
Violent Crime +0.17
Property Crimes 3.25
Property Crime -10.34

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Connell, Washington
Connell
Safety Score: 87.78

Connell, WA

Population 5,656
Median Income 51,364
Households 1,162
Violent Crime 1.94
Violent Crime +1.77
Property Crimes 4.24
Property Crime -1.33

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Sammamish, Washington
Sammamish
Safety Score: 87.12

Sammamish, WA

Population 64,857
Median Income 157,271
Households 20,855
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 6.81
Property Crime -1.49

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Oak Harbor, Washington
Oak Harbor
Safety Score: 85.64

Oak Harbor, WA

Population 23,371
Median Income 48,857
Households 9,403
Violent Crime 1.41
Violent Crime -0.74
Property Crimes 7.96
Property Crime -6.17

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Snoqualmie, Washington
Snoqualmie
Safety Score: 84.95

Snoqualmie, WA

Population 13,648
Median Income 136,508
Households 4,179
Violent Crime 0.15
Violent Crime -0.07
Property Crimes 10.77
Property Crime -6.29

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Ridgefield, Washington
Ridgefield
Safety Score: 84.71

Ridgefield, WA

Population 7,532
Median Income 93,958
Households 2,279
Violent Crime 0.93
Violent Crime +0.05
Property Crimes 9.96
Property Crime -2.3

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Brier, Washington
Brier
Safety Score: 84.7

Brier, WA

Population 6,840
Median Income 111,346
Households 2,484
Violent Crime 0.58
Violent Crime -0.01
Property Crimes 10.09
Property Crime 0.46

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge .
Safety Score: 84.16

Bainbridge Island, WA

Population 24,635
Median Income 109,341
Households 9,679
Violent Crime 0.65
Violent Crime -0.43
Property Crimes 10.76
Property Crime -2.57

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Maple Valley, Washington
Maple Valle.
Safety Score: 84.11

Maple Valley, WA

Population 26,214
Median Income 102,130
Households 8,656
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.8
Property Crimes 11.02
Property Crime -2.7

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West Richland, Washington
West Richla.
Safety Score: 83.43

West Richland, WA

Population 14,603
Median Income 86,686
Households 4,687
Violent Crime 0.89
Violent Crime +0.04
Property Crimes 11.71
Property Crime 2.3

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Dupont, Washington
Dupont
Safety Score: 82.61

Dupont, WA

Population 9,721
Median Income 77,712
Households 3,376
Violent Crime 1.65
Violent Crime -0.02
Property Crimes 11.73
Property Crime 6.21

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Lynden, Washington
Lynden
Safety Score: 82.51

Lynden, WA

Population 14,302
Median Income 62,478
Households 5,193
Violent Crime 0.63
Violent Crime -0.02
Property Crimes 13.21
Property Crime 3.52

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Orting, Washington
Orting
Safety Score: 82.24

Orting, WA

Population 7,863
Median Income 74,938
Households 2,460
Violent Crime 1.14
Violent Crime -0.44
Property Crimes 13.48
Property Crime -6.54

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Kenmore, Washington
Kenmore
Safety Score: 82.18

Kenmore, WA

Population 22,673
Median Income 96,277
Households 8,644
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.98
Property Crimes 13.76
Property Crime 0.11

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Steilacoom, Washington
Steilacoom
Safety Score: 82.15

Steilacoom, WA

Population 6,364
Median Income 70,523
Households 2,527
Violent Crime 0.94
Violent Crime -0.98
Property Crimes 13.83
Property Crime 2.8

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Lake Stevens, Washington
Lake Steven.
Safety Score: 81.84

Lake Stevens, WA

Population 32,288
Median Income 82,500
Households 10,582
Violent Crime 1.52
Violent Crime -0.61
Property Crimes 12.95
Property Crime -2.89

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Washougal, Washington
Washougal
Safety Score: 81.64

Washougal, WA

Population 15,698
Median Income 76,998
Households 5,719
Violent Crime 2.42
Violent Crime +0.55
Property Crimes 12.49
Property Crime -0.33

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Battle Ground, Washington
Battle Grou.
Safety Score: 81

Battle Ground, WA

Population 20,516
Median Income 64,888
Households 6,407
Violent Crime 1.8
Violent Crime +0.48
Property Crimes 13.99
Property Crime -4.86

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Pullman, Washington
Pullman
Safety Score: 80.95

Pullman, WA

Population 33,897
Median Income 30,548
Households 10,975
Violent Crime 0.68
Violent Crime -0.81
Property Crimes 15.22
Property Crime -4.87

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Liberty Lake, Washington
Liberty Lak.
Safety Score: 80.5

Liberty Lake, WA

Population 9,505
Median Income 64,955
Households 3,618
Violent Crime 0.63
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 16.41
Property Crime -3.51

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Camas, Washington
Camas
Safety Score: 80.45

Camas, WA

Population 22,973
Median Income 101,167
Households 7,592
Violent Crime 0.57
Violent Crime -0.1
Property Crimes 16.28
Property Crime 2.45

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Grandview, Washington
Grandview
Safety Score: 80.2

Grandview, WA

Population 11,203
Median Income 41,373
Households 3,500
Violent Crime 1.87
Violent Crime +0.36
Property Crimes 15.44
Property Crime -5.49

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Mercer Island, Washington
Mercer Isla.
Safety Score: 79.55

Mercer Island, WA

Population 25,553
Median Income 136,644
Households 9,867
Violent Crime 0.27
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 18.08
Property Crime -2.72

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Enumclaw, Washington
Enumclaw
Safety Score: 78.75

Enumclaw, WA

Population 11,745
Median Income 55,082
Households 4,662
Violent Crime 0.85
Violent Crime -0.52
Property Crimes 18.73
Property Crime -6.21

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
Lake Forest.
Safety Score: 78.64

Lake Forest Park, WA

Population 13,375
Median Income 101,429
Households 5,194
Violent Crime 0.82
Violent Crime +0.07
Property Crimes 18.84
Property Crime -0.08

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Pacific, Washington
Pacific
Safety Score: 78.55

Pacific, WA

Population 7,210
Median Income 55,799
Households 2,475
Violent Crime 0.83
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 19.56
Property Crime -0.64

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Cheney, Washington
Cheney
Safety Score: 78.45

Cheney, WA

Population 12,510
Median Income 34,103
Households 4,069
Violent Crime 2.32
Violent Crime -0.33
Property Crimes 17.19
Property Crime -12.55

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Newcastle, Washington
Newcastle
Safety Score: 77.49

Newcastle, WA

Population 11,775
Median Income 118,333
Households 4,284
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.43
Property Crimes 20.47
Property Crime -2.34

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Port Townsend, Washington
Port Townse.
Safety Score: 76.85

Port Townsend, WA

Population 9,596
Median Income 50,330
Households 4,454
Violent Crime 3.13
Violent Crime +0.57
Property Crimes 18.34
Property Crime -14.29

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Selah, Washington
Selah
Safety Score: 76.65

Selah, WA

Population 7,839
Median Income 51,930
Households 2,807
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime +0.77
Property Crimes 21.81
Property Crime 12.65

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Fircrest, Washington
Fircrest
Safety Score: 76.58

Fircrest, WA

Population 6,830
Median Income 63,534
Households 2,748
Violent Crime 1.9
Violent Crime +1.01
Property Crimes 20.2
Property Crime -6.11

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Pasco, Washington
Pasco
Safety Score: 76.55

Pasco, WA

Population 72,146
Median Income 59,969
Households 20,884
Violent Crime 2.13
Violent Crime +0.05
Property Crimes 19.83
Property Crime -3.4

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Ferndale, Washington
Ferndale
Safety Score: 76.55

Ferndale, WA

Population 13,757
Median Income 61,125
Households 5,006
Violent Crime 1.45
Violent Crime +0.25
Property Crimes 21.01
Property Crime -2.53

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Mukilteo, Washington
Mukilteo
Safety Score: 76.51

Mukilteo, WA

Population 21,662
Median Income 100,650
Households 8,177
Violent Crime 1.34
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 21.1
Property Crime 0.51

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Othello, Washington
Othello
Safety Score: 75.84

Othello, WA

Population 8,225
Median Income 48,491
Households 2,255
Violent Crime 1.58
Violent Crime -0.57
Property Crimes 22.01
Property Crime -8.9

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Mill Creek, Washington
Mill Creek
Safety Score: 75.43

Mill Creek, WA

Population 20,664
Median Income 93,063
Households 7,799
Violent Crime 2.13
Violent Crime +1.35
Property Crimes 21.63
Property Crime 0.82

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Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds
Safety Score: 75.43

Edmonds, WA

Population 42,197
Median Income 82,697
Households 17,515
Violent Crime 1.71
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 21.97
Property Crime -5.7

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Sunnyside, Washington
Sunnyside
Safety Score: 75.1

Sunnyside, WA

Population 16,480
Median Income 40,058
Households 4,205
Violent Crime 2.97
Violent Crime +1.63
Property Crimes 21.42
Property Crime -5.55

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Kirkland, Washington
Kirkland
Safety Score: 74.58

Kirkland, WA

Population 88,898
Median Income 104,319
Households 36,127
Violent Crime 0.84
Violent Crime -0.07
Property Crimes 24.53
Property Crime 1.92

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Normandy Park, Washington
Normandy Pa.
Safety Score: 74.39

Normandy Park, WA

Population 6,702
Median Income 95,313
Households 2,807
Violent Crime 0.9
Violent Crime +0.45
Property Crimes 24.77
Property Crime -0.78

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Richland, Washington
Richland
Safety Score: 74.25

Richland, WA

Population 56,151
Median Income 71,025
Households 21,624
Violent Crime 1.82
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 23.53
Property Crime -0.7

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Edgewood, Washington
Edgewood
Safety Score: 73.94

Edgewood, WA

Population 10,984
Median Income 90,544
Households 3,694
Violent Crime 1.18
Violent Crime -0.74
Property Crimes 24.49
Property Crime -1.02

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Wenatchee, Washington
Wenatchee
Safety Score: 73.63

Wenatchee, WA

Population 34,191
Median Income 48,565
Households 11,996
Violent Crime 2.14
Violent Crime -0.45
Property Crimes 23.92
Property Crime -9.33

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Monroe, Washington
Monroe
Safety Score: 73.61

Monroe, WA

Population 18,596
Median Income 74,093
Households 5,358
Violent Crime 3.71
Violent Crime +0.42
Property Crimes 22.64
Property Crime -12.22

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Shoreline, Washington
Shoreline
Safety Score: 73.19

Shoreline, WA

Population 55,703
Median Income 76,271
Households 21,930
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.65
Property Crimes 25.56
Property Crime 0.98

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Mountlake T.
Safety Score: 73.02

Mountlake Terrace, WA

Population 21,402
Median Income 69,727
Households 8,216
Violent Crime 1.96
Violent Crime +0.64
Property Crimes 25.28
Property Crime 1.1

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Prosser, Washington
Prosser
Safety Score: 72.88

Prosser, WA

Population 6,091
Median Income 53,880
Households 2,405
Violent Crime 3.28
Violent Crime +0.74
Property Crimes 24.3
Property Crime 5.98

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Wapato, Washington
Wapato
Safety Score: 72.56

Wapato, WA

Population 5,073
Median Income 36,503
Households 1,335
Violent Crime 0.99
Violent Crime -1.38
Property Crimes 28.58
Property Crime -7.34

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Marysville, Washington
Marysville
Safety Score: 72.32

Marysville, WA

Population 68,950
Median Income 72,734
Households 23,824
Violent Crime 2.19
Violent Crime -0.11
Property Crimes 26.09
Property Crime -2.02

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Bonney Lake, WA20,84490,5801.82 26.67 1.3972.21
52University Place, WA33,66264,8832.2 -25.73 0.4572.16
53East Wenatchee, WA14,09751,9381.21 27.67 1.4272.12
54Stanwood, WA7,14261,1142.24 26.46 1.5472.09
55Bothell, WA45,35789,4771.08 27.78 1.372.03
56Anacortes, WA16,83863,9501.13 27.91 1.5471.94
57College Place, WA9,19840,2361.3 27.51 1.271.87
58Ellensburg, WA20,02636,0161.6 28.16 1.4571.42
59Bellevue, WA143,703105,4021 29.05 1.271.16
60Kennewick, WA81,49954,4202.61 27.34 1.2170.85
61Issaquah, WA38,592100,8440.65 30.14 0.9370.72
62Woodinville, WA12,181102,0060 29.88 1.2370.66
63Sedro Woolley, WA11,545n/a1.3 30.92 1.369.71
64Airway Heights, WA8,46049,8441.3 -31.68 -2.1369.63
65Tumwater, WA22,96164,7863.09 30.09 1.2668.7
66Lacey, WA48,59764,6312.86 30.64 1.0168.39
67Redmond, WA63,889115,3001.5 32.51 1.2868.37
68Vancouver, WA176,88455,5933.69 30.92 1.1667.68
69Snohomish, WA10,04559,3102.29 33.05 1.7967.66
70Blaine, WA5,24567,4532.1 33.17 2.4867.58
71Milton, WA8,12171,4412.71 32.63 1.667.54
72Poulsbo, WA10,60061,4551.7 33.87 1.7967.54
73Covington, WA21,00193,9800 34.09 0.8667.2
74Ocean Shores, WA5,87240,4512.04 33.38 1.5366.63
75Quincy, WA7,48854,7123.61 34.19 2.1465.65
76Hoquiam, WA8,38640,3011.55 37.44 2.8665.41
77Mount Vernon, WA35,08552,2672.34 37.11 1.264.36
78Longview, WA37,42438,6892.99 36.34 1.5264.33
79Auburn, WA78,71864,4004.78 0 1.4464.14
80Walla Walla, WA32,18946,6504.35 35.14 1.4663.89
81Des Moines, WA31,41560,8143.98 36.64 1.0863.47
82Arlington, WA19,30270,7903.42 39.58 1.2461.85
83Burien, WA51,47960,7320 40.58 1.0161.03
84Toppenish, WA8,97441,8523.23 41.56 1.4560.59
85Port Angeles, WA19,96441,2975.71 39.42 1.5559.92
86Sequim, WA7,02538,4853.7 42.7 2.759.86
87Bremerton, WA41,17348,7575.25 40.56 1.3159.52
88Spokane Valley, WA97,43048,0152.05 45.34 158.94
89Olympia, WA51,92355,5394.93 41.81 1.3158.84
90Woodland, WA6,02263,9331.16 48.49 1.4957.73
91Bellingham, WA88,65247,8862.91 46.82 1.3257.01
92Everett, WA110,04054,5624.52 46.34 1.7456.54
93Kelso, WA12,07035,6803.73 47.22 2.2456.37
94Aberdeen, WA16,24340,7025.23 46.36 2.2855.53
95Yakima, WA94,37542,0926.28 45.63 1.4655.06
96Renton, WA102,47070,6613.2 50.04 1.1854.96
97Port Orchard, WA14,25367,7503.65 49.67 1.5454.78
98Ephrata, WA8,08661,2841.86 51.69 1.9854.72
99Lakewood, WA61,08047,6366.96 45.73 1.6254.53
100Moses Lake, WA22,98549,8515.7 47.29 1.3954.36
101SeaTac, WA29,20051,0250 51.51 1.5453.75
102Gig Harbor, WA9,49474,1592 53.4 253.49
103Shelton, WA10,00039,0723.1 53 1.852.87
104Sumner, WA10,06056,9913.18 53.18 1.7952.45
105Kent, WA128,99064,5733.6 53.71 1.1352.09
106Federal Way, WA98,01462,0864.49 54.47 1.350.82
107Seattle, WA721,36579,5656.33 52.59 2.0150.2
108Yelm, WA9,30457,9012.58 57.5 1.450.02
109Puyallup, WA41,24265,7193.52 56.84 1.3349.53
110Lynnwood, WA38,46958,8523.61 59.58 1.7747.82
111Tacoma, WA213,50455,5068.14 55.74 1.5646.59
112Centralia, WA17,04839,3244.69 61.06 1.6445.72
113Chehalis, WA7,53835,4332.26 71.64 2.3940.7
114Spokane, WA217,06644,7686.27 72.31 1.4736.51
115Fife, WA10,26458,6499.65 72.1 2.9234.93
116Union Gap, WA6,10438,6673.6 109.76 3.613.55

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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