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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
West Pasco is a town in Washington with a population of 2,398. West Pasco is in Franklin County. Living in West Pasco offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Pasco there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in West Pasco and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,590
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    3%
  • Own
    97%
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West Pasco Rankings

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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,292
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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West Pasco Reviews

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I’ve lived in West Pasco my entire life and it’s an alright place to live. I’m a freshman at Chiawana and it’s a good school. In West Pasco I love the diversity, kindness of people and how much it’s growing. Tri-Cities is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the USA. I really love how there’s a mix of Hispanics and Caucasians. Things that aren’t too good is there’s not a ton to do, public schools aren’t good and no one votes because lots of people in Pasco are in poverty. Our bond passed by 6 votes when 20,000 more people could’ve voted. Sad. Weather is nice though and the 3 cities have good high school rivalry.
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There are some cultural gems, like the Uptown Shopping Mall, and some other places to have fun like the Columbia Center Mall, but for the most part you have to find your own way to have fun here. Columbia Basin College is a good college, but the local high schools leave a lot to be desired, and many schools of all levels are overpacked. It's super hot here too - regularly gets above 110 for a couple weeks in the summer, but I'm okay with that.
West pasco is amazing! we just need more actives for kids such as arcades, pools and maybe a laser tag place.