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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Washington Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 46,449. In Washington Parish, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Washington Parish and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$582
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Washington Parish 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
    946.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    95.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    204.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,496.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,287.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    287.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Washington Parish

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,962
National
$55,322

Washington Parish Reviews

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In the inner city of Bogalusa the housing is bad. There are old houses that have been unkept for years. No one has cleaned up the vacant houses. It is an eyesore. There are a lot of young people in bogalusa. None of them want to rent a house here. Bills are normal. The cost of living is normal here. The best place to live in this area is eastern Bogalusa, next to the Mississippi border and the farm land west and south of the city.
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My area is a poor community. Bogalusa is about 60 miles north of new orleans. There is no opportunity for young people to find jobs close to home. Housing quality is also poor. A termite infested shack of a house will rent for $600 a month. There are no newer apartments or housing. The positives of our area are the quiet country atmosphere. The land just outside of city limits is beautiful. There are forest and open cow pastures.
Mom and pop stores complete about a handful of the businesses in my area and do fairly well considering the locals who are very loyal to them. Bigger businesses also do well, as they usually have more of the necessary items people need on a day to day bases; such as Wal-Mart, Dollar General, the Dollar Tree, and fast food restaurants.