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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Washington County is located in Rhode Island with a population of 126,190. 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
$320,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    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
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    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
$77,862
National
$55,322

Washington County Reviews

1 review
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.
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