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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Kennewick is a town in Washington with a population of 80,204. Kennewick is in Benton County. Living in Kennewick offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kennewick there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kennewick and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kennewick are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,031.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    185
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Born and raised in the Tri-cities. It's always been a quiet, sleepy area. It's a good place to retire, and an ok to place to raise a family. Schools are alright. Not top of the line, but not terrible either. Housing prices are a bit on the high side when compared to the average income of the area, but it's still better than a lot of the country. Rent prices are average, but on the rise, unfortunately. Traffic isn't all that bad if you know what areas to avoid and at what time. Crime is on the rise, but it's still a safer area than most. The conservative vibe here is a downer, there's not a lot of diversity and a whole bunch of bigotry behind friendly smiles. There's not much to do unless you like wine or own boats, horses, or guns. There's no nightlife and rarely anyone outside of country music visits the area. The Tri-Cities could use some more recreational activities. It's also stupid hot in the summer time and almost always windy. Lots of fires and smoke in the summer.
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I've been living in Kennewick, Washington for 10 months now and I really like it here. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. It's a whole game changer from a city to a suburbs area. Everyone is really nice here! I'm in love!
Kennewick is part of three cities that are knitted together. What I like about Kennewick is that everything is close. We have everything we need at driving distance such as a mall, Walmart/Target, movie theaters, river to swim in, and a mountain to hike. The only thing that sucks is that people don't know how to mind their business and don't like seeing you do better than them. Also, I feel like we don't have much entertainment and nightlife.