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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$567
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190
    500
  • Theft
    570
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,734
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Washburn Reviews

2 reviews
I like living in Washburn. It's a small town with friendly people for the most part. We have our own little grocery as well as a post office and police station. We also have a rec for the younger kids. I would love to see the high school in Washburn have a more diverse curriculum for the students. Some parents choose to send their children to other schools to give them a wider range of curriculum and extracurricular activities to choose from. I believe a change like this to our school system would have others looking to join our small town. If you are ever in Northern Maine look us up!
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The town is tiny. There is nothing much to do once you reach high school other than sports which not everyone does.