West Richland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,746 people and five constituent neighborhoods, West Richland is the 73rd largest community 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Richland who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (9.37%), and management occupations (9.08%).
West Richland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Richland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In terms of college education, West Richland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.35% of adults in West Richland have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Richland in 2010 was $32,620, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,480 for a family of four. However, West Richland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Richland is a somewhat 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 Native American. 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 11.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Richland include English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .
The most common language spoken in West Richland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.