Moving to Kennewick-Richland, WA

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Should you move to Kennewick-Richland, WA?

Kennewick-Richland, WA is home to 303,622 residents. Over the past decade, Kennewick-Richland has seen not available population of na%, making it #na out of 392 US Metros in population growth.

The primary occupations in Kennewick-Richland, WA are Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by Sales and office occupations, earning a median revenue of $44,285. The median household income in Kennewick-Richland, WA is $78,367, ranking it #54.

Taking household income and the median home price of $542,423 into consideration, Kennewick-Richland, WA received a home affordability grade of F.

Who is Kennewick-Richland, WA for?

Based on the aged population, plus factors like weather and affordability, Kennewick-Richland is Not great for retirees. Families are 70.9% of households, which is one consideration for why this Metro is great for families —  B grade — and okay for singles — scoring a C.

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How Does Kennewick-Richland Rank?

D
Retirement
B
Diversity
C
Professionals
B
Raising a Family
F
Affordable Living

Who Lives in Kennewick-Richland?

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Total Population

303,622

10-Year Change

na%

B
Diversity Grade
White alone
61.7%
Black or African American alone
1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
0.5%
Asian alone
2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0.9%
Hispanic or Latino
33.6%

Total Households

105,844

Per Household

2.87

Men vs. Women
Female 49.1%
D
Retirement
B
Raising a Family
Under 5 years
7%
Under 18 years
27.9%
Over 65 years
13.5%

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Housing in Kennewick-Richland

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Total Households

Own vs. Rent

Own 66%
Rent 34%

Typical Age of Homes

1960 to 1979

Common Residence Type

single-family homes

Median Home Price (Q1 2023)

$542,423

Median Square Footage

2,159

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Monthly Mortgage (Median)

$1,678

Annual Property Taxes (Median)

$2,736

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Cost of Living in Washington

How Does Washington Compare?

39
in Cost of Living
2
in Minimum Wage
40
in Living Wage

Washington State Taxes

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Should you move to Washington?

Washington, also known as the Evergreen State, is a place of stunning natural beauty, innovative industries, and diverse cultural experiences. From the bustling cityscape of Seattle to the serene vistas of the San Juan Islands, Washington’s landscape is as varied as it is breathtaking.

At the heart of Washington’s economy is the tech industry. Seattle and its surroundings are home to tech behemoths like Microsoft and Amazon. The state is also a major player in the aerospace industry, with Boeing’s largest manufacturing complex located in Everett.

But it’s not all tech and airplanes. Washington is the nation’s leading producer of apples, cherries, and hops, and its viticulture sector is flourishing, with more than 1,000 wineries across the state. The port cities of Seattle and Tacoma serve as major gateways for U.S. trade with Asia, supporting a strong logistics and shipping sector.

Living in Washington offers the best of both urban and outdoor lifestyles. Seattle, known for its vibrant arts scene, hip coffee culture, and thriving music history (think grunge and Jimi Hendrix), is as dynamic as cities come. The state also offers unparalleled outdoor adventures – whether it’s hiking in the Cascade Mountains, exploring the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula, or enjoying a scenic ferry ride on the Puget Sound.

Washington’s commitment to education is evident in its excellent public and private institutions, including the University of Washington, known for its top-ranked medical school and computer science programs.

If a state with economic dynamism, outdoor beauty, and a strong cup of coffee sounds enticing, Washington might just be the place for you. Do keep in mind, though, the high cost of living in some areas and get ready to embrace the frequent rain!

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Kennewick-Richland Economy

The industries, jobs, and economics of the Metro

Median Household Income

$78,367

US Average $74,580

Per Capita Income

$35,770

How does Kennewick-Richland compare?

Primary Occupations

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

Secondary Occupations

Sales and office occupations

Is Kennewick-Richland Safe?

How much crime is in the Metro?

Crime Rating: Low Crime

Total Crimes (2022)

16033

Crime Rate

Per 100,000 residents

Violent crimes: 758.8

Murder: 3.6

Violent crimes: 758.8

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