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Population in 2017: 170 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.9%
Males: 83  (48.9%)
Females: 87  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

47.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip code: 71862

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,279 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Washington:

$38,279
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,495 (it was $16,066 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,196 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Washington:

$73,196
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $161,403; detached houses: $111,231; mobile homes: $223,501

Median gross rent in 2017: $696.

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 41.7%
(29.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Washington, AR (2010)
    • 9452.2%White alone
    • 7843.3%Black alone
    • 42.2%Hispanic
    • 31.7%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Asian alone



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Washington, Arkansas as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Washington is 52 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (5.4%), American (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 445 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (very low).

Washington, Arkansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $206 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $305 (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

Distribution of median household income in Washington, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, AR in 2017

Washington satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Most common industries in Washington, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (35.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.2%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (52.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (10.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (26.5%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Washington, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (22.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (10.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (10.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (26.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.9%)

Average climate in Washington, Arkansas

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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 the city 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 Washington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hempstead County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Washington:

Marital status in Washington, AR
  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 26.2%

For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washington, AR (based on Hempstead County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,34038
Black Protestant2,26812
Mainline Protestant1,27714
Catholic3861
Other2252
None11,113-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Arkansas:

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

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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:
Hempstead County:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hempstead County:

32.2%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hempstead County:

16.0%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Washington:

48.2%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Washington:

42.3%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.3
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.6%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Washington:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Washington:

37.2%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.6%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.1%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Washington, AR Residents
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 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($70.59)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($235.29)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($158.82)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($94.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($70.59)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($135.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($58.82)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($47.06)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,000 ($158.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($29.41)

Washington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $8,000 ($47.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($141.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($11.76)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($258.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($494.12)
    Other: $14,000 ($82.35)
    Highways: $9,000 ($52.94)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($23.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($94.12)
    Property: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($11.76)

Washington government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000 ($582.35)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000 ($582.35)

Washington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $153,000 ($900.00)

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:

Sep 1, 2009 03:46 AM, Us-278-05, Lat: 33.767536, Lon: -93.678511, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 17, 2000 08:46 AM, Sr-112-00, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.4mTotal length
  • $657,000Total costs
  • 2,717Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,266Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Washington)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 01/03/2014, Expiration Date: 01/10/2024, Registrant: State Of Arkansas, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: (501) 682-7639, Email:
  • Lat: 33.727778 Lon: -93.736111, Call Sign: WPXB849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.087 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 02/28/2023, Certifier: William J Malone, Registrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc., 5511 Powder Plant Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022, Phone: (205) 432-2708, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:
  • 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: 858.262 MHz, 858.737 MHz, 859.737 MHz, 859.262 MHz, 855.662 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 11/09/2024, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, 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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DA05599A, 2665 Highway 73 West (Lat: 33.775417 Lon: -93.810250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQXK585,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2016, Expiration Date: 03/31/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/30/1989
    Registrant (Individual): James Collums, 458 Hempstead 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/31/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James J Collums, 458 Hempstead 309 Rd, Washington, AR 71862, Other Owners: Jeannette Collums
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8626G , Serial Number: 15062726, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 12/02/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Southwest Arkansas Aviation Inc, 153 Hempstead 16, Washington, AR 71862

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washington, AR
  • 60.5%Electricity
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington, AR
  • 87.5%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Electricity


Washington compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
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