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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Washington County is located in Arkansas with a population of 223,683. Washington County is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Washington County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.
Population
223,683

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Washington 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    371.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    105.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,225.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    331.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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