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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Island County is located in Washington with a population of 80,323. Living in Island County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Island County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Island County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Island County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,117
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Island County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    500.1
  • Theft
    603.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Island County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,516
National
$55,322

Island County Reviews

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Located in the Pacific North West, this county harbors the second largest land mass in the United States.
I this illusive island inhabits a variety of locals from ranging pods of traveling Orca Whale to the Quiet Folks who never leave their neighborhood.
Whidbey island is a vacation and wedding hot spot because of its allusiveness and distance from city life. With views of both Olympic and Cascade mountain range, this county offers some of the states most spectacular scenery.
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