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Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Washington a good place?
The answer is unequivocally yes... if you know where to locate the best places to live in Washington.
Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Evergreen State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn't our first rodeo -- we've been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.
So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best part of Washington, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 39 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Evergreen State for 2021.
Island County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Washington. And you might want to avoid Ferry County if you can -- at least according to the data.
So if you're thinking of making the move Washington, we've got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
The Best Counties To Live In Washington For 2021
Biggest Place: Oak Harbor
Biggest Place: Friday Harbor
Biggest Place: Bremerton
4. King County
Biggest Place: Seattle
5. Clark County
Biggest Place: Vancouver
How do you determine which Washington county is the best?
To give you the best county in Washington, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what's a "best county" and what isn't. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you'd make at a bar using facts, don't take this analysis to court.
We paid particular attention to:
- Violent Crime Rates
- Property Crime Rates
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Unemployment Rates
- Adult Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We then ranked each county in Washington across each of the criteria from one to 39, with one being the best.
Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the "Best County To Live In Washington".
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Evergreen State.
Read on to see why Island County is the best county, while Ferry County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Washington.
There You Have It - The Best Counties In Washington To Call Home For 2018
It turns out living in Washington can vary from one part of the state to the next -- who woulda thought?
But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that's why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.
Here's a look at the worst counties in Washington according to the data:
- Ferry County
- Yakima County
- Adams County
For more Washington reading, check out:
- Best Places To Buy A House In Washington
- Cheapest Places To Live In Washington
- Richest Cities In Washington
- Best Places To Raise A Family In Washington
Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Washington
|San Juan County||2|
|Walla Walla County||23|
|Pend Oreille County||25|
|Grays Harbor County||34|