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West Richland is a town in Washington with a population of 13,797. West Richland is in Benton County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in West Richland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Richland there are a lot of parks. Many families live in West Richland and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Richland are above average.
About West Richland...
Population
13,797

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    369.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    760.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in West Richland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,686
National
$55,322
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I lived there for 10+ years. It's a very safe environment! I loved the people there so much. Very friendly and the weather is great! West Richland is a perfect place for families with kids.
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Small town feel, next to amenities of larger towns. High growth in the area has led to new schools, either rebuilt or new facilities. Even with the growth of the town, the commercial business growth has significantly lagged behind.
I like the small town feel and the rural living but major shopping is just 10-15 minutes away. West Richland also has community music in one of the parks, a fall festival and a motorcycle rally all free to the community. I also like that the town is family oriented and has good schools and nice neighborhoods with little to no crime. I feel very safe and lucky to live in such a town. I would like to see more bussinessess in the town of West Richland and not in the neighboring town even though it's only 10-15 minutes away