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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Washington is a suburb of Peoria with a population of 16,556. Washington is in Tazewell County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Washington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Washington are highly rated.
About Washington...
Population
16,556

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    140.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    897.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Washington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,523
National
$55,322
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Washington Reviews

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Washington is very nice and peaceful. The community is heartwarming and the school system is great. I've lived here for almost 6 years and I love it. The suburb of Peoria is rather small, but every thing to live is in town. There is grocery and hardware stores. The only thing I would want to see changed is more stores and restaurants in town. For shopping and a good quality dinner, one must travel outside of Washington to do so. As a whole, Washington is amazing.
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I like the people in the community of Washington. Everyone is always so friendly no matter where you go around town. However, I feel like there needs to be some changes with restaurants and buildings around here. For example, there is a plot of land for sale across from the McDonald's and multiple businesses keep going out of business. I feel like they need to rethink building there. I also do not like how Washington values the name over talent when it comes to sports. It is one of the many reasons I did not continue my high school sports career.
I used to live in Washington when the 2013 tornado hit. I always loved the town before but after the tornado the people of the community really proved how much a small town can come together after a disaster. Everyone was more than willing to help, especially those that had just lost everything. The small town feel of Washington is absolutely amazing and I would recommend Washington to anyone and everyone!