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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Whitman County is located in Washington with a population of 47,794. Whitman County is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Whitman County offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. In Whitman County there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Whitman County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Whitman County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Whitman 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
    23.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,236.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    36%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Whitman County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,574
National
$55,322

Whitman County Reviews

2 reviews
Whitman is a very calming town. It's small and tranquil. It's very family oriented and that's also reflected on the way neighbors treat each other. The center of the town is a cool place that has been growing and developing with time. You can find a church, convenience stores, bars, cafes, nails salon, the post office, a good Thai restaurant and a lot more. There's also a really pretty park, where kids can play basketball and ride bikes. It has a nice duck pond. In general Whitman is a place for the family.
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Very laid back. A place you usually you can trust your neighbors. Peaceful with no traffic except for WSU Cougar Football weekends. No pollution but the fields are burnt off in the fall.