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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Washington is a town in Illinois with a population of 16,359. Washington is in Tazewell County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Washington offers residents a 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
16,359

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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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
    23.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    676.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    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
$71,930
National
$55,322
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Washington Reviews

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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!
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Washington is a wonderful community! Everyone in Washington is very friendly, and the community is very tightly-knit!
Washington, Illinois has been my home town for the past 17 years of my life. Washington is a small city, so everyone is very close. Our city is also very kind, and caring. After the tornado hit in 2013, our city got together and helped clean everything and offered everyone all the help we could give. Ever since we have been a much closer community. We have many community-building activities like Good Neighbors Day, and Dax Fest.