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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Othello is a town in Washington with a population of 7,980. Othello is in Adams County. Living in Othello offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Othello there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Othello and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Othello Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    388
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,285.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    472.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    24%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    42%
    13%

Working in Othello

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,071
National
$55,322
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I like that it is a small town, but sometimes I wish there was a little more to do. For example, we have to drive almost an hour just to get to the nearest mall. However, we have learned to make the most of it.

Also, with the heavy Hispanic influence here, we have pretty good Mexican food! If you ever come to Othello, I suggest trying Casa Mexicana or stopping to get street tacos at one of our many taco trucks and taco joints.
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Incredible community, the food is phenomenal, the parks are stunning: we love living here! There is some gentrification going on, though.
Othello Washington is a small town in the desert of Washington State. Yes, you heard correctly, the desert. But pay no mind to that, Othello is nestled against the Saddle Mountains and can be quite a beautiful place, the peak of Mt. Rainier appearing most days. There is great community here, but Othello is almost in the middle of nowhere. You have to drive at least a half hour to reach the nearest average size town. On the upside, Othello definitely has the best tacos around.