West Richland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 15,075 people and five constituent neighborhoods, West Richland is the 73rd largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities, West Richland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Richland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Richland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Richland who work in management occupations (12.75%), office and administrative support (10.97%), and healthcare (8.69%).
Also of interest is that West Richland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, West Richland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Richland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Richland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The population of West Richland is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.61% of adults in West Richland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Richland in 2018 was $36,191, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,764 for a family of four. However, West Richland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Richland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Richland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Richland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Richland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Richland include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in West Richland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.