Livability Awards

A+ Moses Lake Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Moses Lake Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than Washington
Moses Lake
937% less expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Moses Lake cost of living
F Moses Lake Crime Total crime is 46% higher than Washington
Total crime
4,75184% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2284% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Moses Lake crime
D Moses Lake Employment Household income is 25% lower than Washington
Median household income
$47,00515% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,56828% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
Moses Lake employment
C- Moses Lake Housing Home value is 46% lower than Washington
Median home value
$144,90022% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84611% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Moses Lake real estate or Moses Lake rentals
F Moses Lake Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Washington
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Moses Lake K-12 schools or Moses Lake colleges

Living in Moses Lake, WA

Moses Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 21,846 inhabitants. The majority of Moses Lake residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Moses Lake are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 18% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 31 years old, Moses Lake could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Moses Lake, Washington. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Moses Lake and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Moses Lake to Washington and the national average.

The livability score in Moses Lake is 65 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 40th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Moses Lake ranks well for amenities (A+). The bad news for Moses Lake, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Moses Lake has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Assuming that Moses Lake meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Moses Lake. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Moses Lake are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Moses Lake come in at $144,900, which is 46.2% lower than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Moses Lake, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 27.9% lower than the Washington average. Real estate appreciation rates in Moses Lake are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Moses Lake homes comes in at 7.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5%.

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Compare Moses Lake, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Moses Lake, WA

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Vantage, WA713616
Odessa, WA7031817
Connell, WA6738.15,414
Othello, WA6721.77,726
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ephrata, WA6617.77,980
Moses Lake, WA65021,846
Kahlotus, WA6447.7222
Royal City, WA6322.41,629

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Come On Out To Moses Lake, You'll Love It

Located at the center of our great state of Washington, Moses Lake is one of those little hidden gems you run across when you veer off of the beaten path. Known to many, but experienced by few, taking time out here is a must if you want to reconnect with yourself and connect with nature.

In close proximity to the Wenatchee National Forest, you can expect to see many of the worlds rare animals in their natural habitat. From moose, to bear, to various cats, you will be amazed by how majestic living here can be.

Not for the faint at heart for sure, but travel relatively easy living here. Of course winters can be harsh, a four wheel drive vehicle is recommended when coming out to these parts of the state. Although small, Moses Lakes offers everything one would need to make a decent living in their new home. Try a visit and you'll be glad that you did!
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Source: The Moses Lake, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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