The Evergreen State lives up to its name – full of lush green forests, majestic mountains, and scenic coastlines, but Washington isn’t only about the scenery! This vibrant state is rich in culture too, and has some great cities to explore and live in: Seattle, Olympia, and Tacoma, to name just a few. Washington State is the 13th most populous of all the states, and surprisingly around 60 percent of those people live within the Seattle metro area. Apart from the great scenery and cities, what is Washington like to live in? How safe is the Evergreen State? Well read on to find out which are the top 10 safest cities in Washington.
The small community of Inchelium tops the charts as the safest city in Washington State. If you haven’t heard of this place it’s not surprising really; only around 410 live here after all. Inchelium is within the Colville Indian Reservation in Ferry County and has a crime index of 98 – 100 being the safest.
The town of Cathlamet is only slightly larger than Inchelium with its population around 532 people. Cathlamet is along the Ocean Beach Highway in Wahkiakum County and started life as a large village of Columbia River Indians. Today it’s the second safest place to live in Washington, and has a crime index of 97.
Another small town, Colton is home to only around 430 people. Colton is in Whitman County, in the south east of Washington, and it’s the third safest town in Washington State. The crime index is 95.
Situated in Lincoln County in the east of the state is the town of Reardan. Reardan has a population around 570 people and has celebrated the Mule Days Festival every June for the past 50 years. Reardan has a crime index of 94 and is the fourth safest town in Washington State.
DuPont is the first actual city on our list of the top 10 safest cities in Washington State. Set over in the west of the state, in Pierce County, DuPont has a population around 8,800 though this is rising as the new community of Northwest Landing is being constructed. DuPont is the fifth safest city in Washington State, and has a crime index of 94.
The city of Duvall is in King County, only 25 miles from Seattle, and it’s home to around 7,100 people. Every year the city hosts the popular Duvall Days festival. Duvall is the sixth safest city in Washington and has a crime index of 92.
About 12 miles southeast of Spokane is the unincorporated community of Valleyford. Around 2,900 people call Valleyford home and it’s the seventh safest place to live in Washington State. Valleyford has a crime index of 90.
Springdale is just a tiny town, set in Stevens County in the west of the state. Only around 280 people live in Springdale, enjoying the low crime index of 89, as this is the eighth safest place to live in Washington.
Around 325 people live in the community of Maple Falls, in Whatcom County right in the north of Washington, close to the Canadian border. Maple Falls is the ninth safest community in Washington State and has a crime index of 89.
Kittitas is a small city of around 1,400 people, set in Kittitas County close to the heart of Washington. Kittitas is number 10 in our list of the top 10 safest cities in Washington State, and has a crime index of 88.