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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Washington Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 4,915. Washington Township is in Porter County. Living in Washington Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Washington Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Washington Township are highly rated.
About Washington Township...
Population
4,915

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,108
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Washington Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,795
National
$55,322
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Washington Township Reviews

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Day to day, there isn't much sense of community. However, there are events throughout the year that bring the community together, such as festivals and 5K run/walks. I think it is a nice place to live, but believe there are certainly places like it and better than it throughout the country.
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I like this area because it is a small town getting larger. You are far enough that you can get everything you need in town, but have to travel for the mall. The town is growing with new businesses. There are fun activities to do in my town and it is safe. You can walk around and not have to worry about being in danger. Everything is localized and we have many places to shop and go out.
I have never seen any laws being broken, nor suspicious individuals. I have seen police patrol cars, but not seen police in action because I haven't experienced the need.