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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 78,858. Kennewick is in Benton County. Living in Kennewick offers residents a 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
$182,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Kennewick 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
    150.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    376.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,125.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Kennewick is a quiet little town in Washington State. Kennewick is a good place to settle down and raise your kids. I was raised here, so I'm used to its quietness. One thing I'd like to see change about Kennewick is its conservative-ness. People here are too closed minded, living fifty years back. The people of Kennewick could learn a thing or two about open-minded-ness from the people of Seattle. Other than being uptight, Kennewick is a fine place to live. There's not much for night life other than comedy clubs and karaoke bars but the people here seem to be fine with it. It's not too much of an expensive place to live, on the upside. The people I know here don't complain about that too much. As many faults as Kennewick has, it has just as many strengths.
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I love living here! It’s a great compromise between city living and small town. I run into familiar faces all the time and people are very friendly, and there are still many of the amenities of a bigger city, diversity and culture.
I really like how Kennewick public schools offer opportunity to prepare for college. I also like how safe this town is. The life in Kennewick is extremely healthy; the air quality is so good that it even tastes good. The most important reason why I like Kennewick so much is that it is family friendly and has made living their enjoyable, flooding my mind with happy memories.
One change I would like to see is an increase in service projects done by local groups. Local groups connect the community together and service is the key to any healthy society.
My life has been changed for the good from living in Kennewick. I have no idea where my life would have been like if I never been in this town.