For population 25 years and over in Washington:
For population 15 years and over in Washington city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (86.9 miles , pop. 56,461).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (90.5 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (191.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Oakhaven, AR (2.2 miles) , Ozan, AR (2.4 miles) , Blevins, AR (3.0 miles ), Hope, AR (3.0 miles ), Perrytown, AR (3.1 miles ), McCaskill, AR (3.2 miles) , McNab, AR (3.4 miles) , Emmet, AR (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 33.77 N, Longitude: 93.68 W
Area code: 870
Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.6%).
Average climate in Washington, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Washington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Washington city center killed 3 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 22.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.
Earthquake activity:Washington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.7 miles away from Washington center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Washington center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hempstead County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Washington:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.858. This is significantly worse than average. There were 46 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.55. This is significantly worse than average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.8. This is about average. There were 84 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 48 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 50 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 1.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Washington compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Washington (based on Hempstead County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,873 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,183 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:
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TV broadcast stations around Washington:
Washington fatal accident list:
Mar 17, 2000 08:46 AM, Sr-112-00, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Washington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: