See Which Washington Cities Made the List
Based on a population of at least 46,000
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
Washington is a state with many different facets. On one side you have its pristine nature like the Columbia River Gorge and the North Cascades National Park. On another side you have some of the world’s richest billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks. Some of the biggest companies are here as well, such as Boeing aircraft, Costco, Nordstrom, and Expedia. The overall GDP of Washington is $425 billion. You can live in the city and not be too far off from untouched nature, or you can live in the great outdoors and not be too far off from big city life. Whatever your choice, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from that are also safe.
Despite Washington having so much to offer, not every city is as safe as it could be. We collected data on every city and picked out the 25 safest cities in the state, and gave them a safety score. The safest city had a safety score of 86.07 and the 25th safest city was at 46.6. That may seem low, but keep in mind that over half of the 25 safest cities had a safety score above 60. It is also important to note that Washington has the 68th safest city in the nation, as well as 7 more cities that made it into our 500 safest cities in the nation.
Sammamish is the safest city in Washington, and ranked nationally as well as the 68th safest city in the country. It has a population of 52,365 and a safety score of 86.07. It has seen a slight reduction in its already low property crime rate. It is located across some lakes from Seattle, making it a desirable commuter town. The median income for a family is $152,364, which is very high and shows why this town scores so highly on our safety ratings.
Most of the safest cities are clustered in the suburbs of Seattle, such as Kirkland (82), Shoreline (78.82), and Redmond (76.25). If you want to be further inland, then Pasco or Richland could be great choices for you, with a safety rating of 79.16 and 77.83 respectively. Seattle itself has a safety rating of 58.73.