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.
Housing costs in West Richland are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
West Richland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making West Richland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, West Richland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, West Richland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of West Richland citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.