Washington, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.9%
Males: 66  (37.3%)
Females: 113  (62.7%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 71862

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,587 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Washington:

$19,587
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,036 (it was $16,066 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,372 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Washington:

$47,372
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $57,587; Detached houses: $96,348; Mobile homes: $35,300

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 94 (52.2%)
  • Black alone - 78 (43.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.9%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (3.0%), Dutch (1.5%), French (1.5%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 445 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 178 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington city:

  • Never married: 4.5%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 29.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Washington, Arkansas as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Washington to the number of sex offenders is 178 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $443 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Washington satellite photo by USGS

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

Washington household income distribution Washington home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (68%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (11%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (26%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

Average climate in Washington, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 71% 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from Washington center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.2 miles away from Washington center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 221.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Washington:

  • HOPE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • DAVITA - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • LAUREL PLACE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • MEDICAL PARK HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • HEATHER MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • HEATHER MANOR NURSING CENTER SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOPE, AR)
  • BENSON'S NURSING HOME INC. (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NASHVILLE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • Texarkana College (about 33 miles; Texarkana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 43 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Henderson State University (about 44 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 61 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 84 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 86 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 86 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)

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Notable locations in Washington: Confederate State Capitol (A), Washington Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington include: Washington Historic District (1), Old Washington Historic State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hempstead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Washington compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Washington travel time to work - commute Washington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Washington city (based on Hempstead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.79%
Here: 50.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents37.2%31.4%14.1%6.0%3.0%
Congregations25.0%14.1%23.4%12.5%1.6%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.7%1.2%1.1%0.9%3.4%
Congregations1.6%3.1%1.6%3.1%14.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Hempstead County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hempstead County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hempstead County:

32.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$400
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,080
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,230

Washington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $158,000 ($882.68)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($106.15)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($78.21)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($67.04)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $15,000 ($83.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($44.69)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($39.11)

Washington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $139,000 ($776.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($78.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($39.11)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($27.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($251.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($150.84)
    General Support: $3,000 ($16.76)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $27,000 ($150.84)
    Property: $4,000 ($22.35)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($16.76)
    NEC: $3,000 ($16.76)

Washington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $178,000 ($994.41)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nevada County, AR  1.02% ($24,375 average AGI)
from Miller County, AR  0.44% ($22,710)
from Howard County, AR  0.38% ($20,963)


6.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nevada County, AR  0.73% ($22,365 average AGI)
to Miller County, AR  0.59% ($37,024)
to Bowie County, TX  0.48% ($29,853)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXAR (1490 AM; 1 kW; HOPE, AR; Owner: KDB, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KTPA (1370 AM; 1 kW; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTFS (940 AM; 3 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KBHC (1260 AM; 1 kW; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • KJMY (101.7 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX, INC.)
  • K295AB (106.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)
  • KHPA (104.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K217ET (91.3 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSSW (96.9 FM; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: DON CAMPBELL)
  • KMTB (99.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX RADIO, INC.)
  • K209CV (89.7 FM; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZHE (100.5 FM; STAMPS, AR; Owner: A-1 COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYGL (106.3 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPGG (103.9 FM; ASHDOWN, AR; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • KNAS (105.5 FM; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Washington:

  • KTSS-LP (Channel 50; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARTEX TV, LLC)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)
  • KJEP-CA (Channel 23; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: KNVL-TV)
  • KSJA-CA (Channel 21; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: KNVL-TV)

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
  • Old Washington State Park Hdqrts (Lat: 33.764278 Lon: -93.694333), Call Sign: WYZ229, Licensee ID: L00131246
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz, 46.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/2003, Expiration Date: 01/10/2014
    Registrant: State Of Arkansas, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: (501) 682-7639
  • Blevins TS, South Of Blevins Take Highway 29 To County Road 16, West 3 Miles (Lat: 33.820222 Lon: -93.647528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 101.2 m, Call Sign: WQBN218
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.662 MHz, 858.262 MHz, 858.737 MHz, 859.737 MHz, 859.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2004, Expiration Date: 11/09/2014, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • South Of Blevins Take Highway 29 To County Road 16, West 3 Miles (Lat: 33.820222 Lon: -93.647528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 101.2 m, Call Sign: WQDW594, Licensee ID: L00268142
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.262 MHz, 858.737 MHz, 859.737 MHz, 860.737 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2007, Expiration Date: 11/07/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2008, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2463P , Serial Number: 22-2838, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1956
    Registrant (Individual): James Collums, 458 County Road 309, Washington, AR 71862
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4803Z , Serial Number: 22-8370, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1961
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James J Collums, 458 County Road 309, Washington, AR 71862, Other Owners: Jeannette Collums

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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