The 10 Best Counties To Live In Washington For 2021


Using science and data, we can tell you which counties in Washington have the most for people looking to make the move to Washington.

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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.

Or, check out the best places to live in Washington and the cheapest places to live in Washington.

The Best Counties To Live In Washington For 2021

1. Island County

Coupeville, WA

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Biggest Place: Oak Harbor

Population: 82,866
Median Income: $68,604 (8th best)
Median Home Price: $358,800.0 (4th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (16th best)
More on Island County: PhotosData

2. San Juan County

Friday Harbor, WA

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Biggest Place: Friday Harbor

Population: 16,788
Median Income: $63,622 (11th best)
Median Home Price: $488,800.0 (2nd best)
Unemployment Rate: 2.4% (best)
More on San Juan County: PhotosData

3. Kitsap County

Bainbridge Island, WA

Biggest Place: Bremerton

Population: 265,882
Median Income: $75,411 (3rd best)
Median Home Price: $329,900.0 (7th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (8th best)
More on Kitsap County: PhotosData

4. King County

Algona, WA

Biggest Place: Seattle

Population: 2,195,502
Median Income: $94,974 (best)
Median Home Price: $549,200.0 (best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.2% (6th best)
More on King County: PhotosData

5. Clark County

Camas, WA

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Biggest Place: Vancouver

Population: 473,252
Median Income: $75,253 (4th best)
Median Home Price: $327,000.0 (8th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.8% (10th best)
More on Clark County: PhotosData

6. Skamania County