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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Washington County is located in Illinois with a population of 14,260. Living in Washington County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Washington County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Washington County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    217.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    506.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,013
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Washington County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,520
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Washington County

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