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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Wapato is a town in Washington with a population of 5,041. Wapato is in Yakima County. Living in Wapato offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wapato and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Wapato 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
    59.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    729.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,064.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,064.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    52%
    13%

Working in Wapato

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,208
National
$55,322
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Wapato is a small town that specializes mostly in agriculture. It is not a very safe place, but it is quite diverse and the commute is great as well!
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I lived in and Around Wapato my whole life. It is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and orchards. the school is brand new in Wapato and culture is very diverse. Nightlife is nearby in Yakima or tri-cities, job opportunities is at a random field work, unless logging or a business management person. it is my home and a person can live ok, or better in the surrounding area of Wapato!
Wapato is a very diverse town and helps connects its residents to two major cultures: Native American and Mexican. For all the years I have lived in this quaint town, I have not yet been disappointed by what it has to offer. However, Wapato is much more than the carnecarias and panaderias downtown, the vegetation out on the countryside flourishes every year and has become a part of what Wapato is, a provider for all.