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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
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Kittitas County is located in Washington with a population of 43,726. Living in Kittitas County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Kittitas County there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Kittitas County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kittitas County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Kittitas 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
    86.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    328.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,195.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Kittitas County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,163
National
$55,322

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