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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Washougal is a suburb of Portland with a population of 15,241. Washougal is in Clark County. Living in Washougal offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Washougal there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washougal and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Washougal are above average.
About Washougal...
Population
15,241

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Washougal 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    89.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    127.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172
    500.1
  • Theft
    961.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Washougal

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,998
National
$55,322
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Washougal Reviews

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Small town 20 minutes away from the big city. Washougal is ideal for small city people. There are some new shops in the small downtown area of Washougal: coffee shop, sushi, BBQ restaurant, hardware store and more. There are also several nice condos being built as Washougal is slowly growing. In the summer time families enjoy Cotton Wood beach (Columbia River) or Washougal River to cool off in. There are parks and a variety of scenic trails for walkers/ runners.
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Washougal is a great Community. It is not to small and not to Big. It has great schools and is close to Vancouver and Portland. It takes 20 minutes to get to the airport. It is beautiful area lots of Green trees, it is close to hikes around Lacamas Lake. The Washougal River is great in the summer. lots of swimming holes to cool off outside. If you like fishing it is awesome lots of fishing opportunities on the little river or the Columbia River. There are new homes being built all the time. I have lived in Washougal since the late 80's and could not ask for a better place to call home.
If you love the outdoors then you will love Washougal! It is a small town on the Columbia River with a few rivers that feed into it! The fishing is awesome and the trails around here are very well kept and safe.