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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Washington County is located in Rhode Island with a population of 126,242. Washington County is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. In Washington County, most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$328,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    747.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Washington County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,301
National
$55,322

Washington County Reviews

2 reviews
I have lives in Washington County for a vast majority of my life. It was the perfect place to grow up because there is so much wilderness from the woods to the beaches. I attended public schools in this county and I can honestly say that they gave me a fantastic foundation so that I would be able to further my studies. I loved Washington County so much I decided to pursue my Bachelors degree at The University of Rhode Island. I can wholeheartedly say that I love Washington County so much I decided to stick around for my college education and I hope to live here for a many more years.
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It has a very safe atmosphere and the people here are inviting and accepting. It is a college town so Main Street is quite nice and full of stores and restaurants.