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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Washington County is located in Oregon with a population of 572,071. Washington County is one of the best places to live in Oregon. In Washington County, most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.
Population
572,071

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,649.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Washington County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,033
National
$55,322

Washington County Reviews

6 reviews
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I moved here from Philadelphia to attend school . My friend first moved here and encouraged me to come. When got here things were so different from that of Philadelphia. Friendly people, safe community, affordable schools, friendly environment for kids and affordable housing. So far the city is being so good to me. Iam working and schooling the same time. I really love it here.
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I enjoy living here because it's close to downtown. The transportation options for public transit is nice. However, there isn't much to do in the actual area. I find myself needing to go to downtown for most events and shopping.
It's an amazing county! The people are nice , the streets are clean, the public schools are great and not a lot of crime. Overall it's a great place to live in!