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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Washington 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    128
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    3,569
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,294
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I love the small town atmosphere! Anything you need or want is within reasonable distance. Though, I would love to see more activities downtown, and I would like to see more beautification and updates done to 5th street.
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There are a few hidden gems in Washington, and they range from a school to a coffee shop to little speciality stores. Most people are friendly making it a great place to visit. There are many family friendly events put on by the town. I wouldn't recommend living there if you weren't born there. There's a small town mentality that leaves you feeling like you don't belong. Other than that, it's a cute little town.
Washington is a delightful little town, and a gem in Franklin county Missouri. The school district is great, and very accomodating for my child. There's plenty to do in town, including a downtown on the riverfront and lots of shopping. There's even a model train museum.