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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About Vancouver...
Population
169,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Vancouver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    234
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    65
    41
  • Robbery
    85
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    492
    500
  • Theft
    2,096
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    576
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,004
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Vancouver Reviews

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Vancouver is a pretty big city full of fun and exciting things to do! There are amazing dog parks to walk your dog, out standing food places (Mexican food is my favorite) which you will never regret going. There are amazing bar and grill where you can have a great time with friends and family, or just wanna have a fun night out! Everyone you come in contact with you will build a relationship with and remember their face where ever you go. Everywhere you go there are always a friendly face waiting to greet you or just be your friend! Everyone is welcome at our city. So don't be shy!
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Vancouver is a busy town with big city amenities. It is conveniently located around many highways. For those who love to travel, you will find this is an excellent location to travel either to or from! Outdoor activities are in easy reach here as well. A world class location for anything from hiking to biking, and with a temperate climate, Vancouver offers fresh air for any of your outdoor activities. Stunning mountain views complete the dream for everyone, whether you want a scenic office view from downtown, or to climb these incredible volcanoes. The greater Pacific Northwest is a popular destination to live, work, and visit, so housing costs continue to climb, but there are many areas in which reasonable costs can still be had. This is the next big thing in excellent places to be, whether you choose to live, vacation, or work in the area: come to Vancouver - you'll love it!
Central to everything! However, almost no industry West of 205 as all local industry is either east in Camas or north and south. But, overall, it's a diverse community with a lot to offer. Local government offices are fast, efficient, and clean (uncommon really). Weather is actually great if you are ok with some rain throughout the year. Snow is sparse except for this year. What was up with this weather?! Schools are meh to blah, which is why I send my kiddo to a Classical Christian school in Ridgefield; light years better than any public or other private school in the area. But being in proximity to Portland has its perks. And downtown Vancouver is a fun place to visit. We have a WSU campus in Salmon Creek, which is beautiful.

It's a decent place to live. Although, I have dreams of one day moving out of town and into the countryside just outside of Vancouver. Just stunning farmland and country, mountain views, and forested plots, lakes and rivers.