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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$479
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    781
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    580
    500
  • Theft
    2,319
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,340
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Washington Reviews

6 reviews
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A very boxed-in small town. Very isolated from the rest of the world. Low resources. Low population. Not much cultural diversity. Only southern people

Trust me. This is coming from someone who has lived in various major cities across the country. If you are from a big city, DO NOT move here, unless you are elderly and need somewhere to settle. Overall, you will not have a fun time in Washington, no matter your age. End of story.

Prepare for extreme southern hospitality and prepare to be forced to follow moral principles that do not exist anywhere else in America, except in isolated southern small towns like Washington.

Washington is like a Southern dream come true, but also a Southern nightmare
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The schools are horrible .. The town is pretty but that's about all it has going for it honestly. I have had items stolen off of my porch several times
We have many small local stores that are great! The amount of franchises is very limited in this small town.