For population 25 years and over in Washington:
For population 15 years and over in Washington city:
17 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $571 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens, GA (39.5 miles , pop. 76,500).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (95.6 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (603.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Washington-Metasville, GA (1.3 miles ), Tignall, GA (3.0 miles ), Rayle, GA (3.1 miles) , Sharon, GA (3.5 miles) , Crawfordville, GA (3.9 miles ), Lincolnton, GA (4.0 miles ), Norwood, GA (4.3 miles ), South Lincolnton, GA (4.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.74 N, Longitude: 82.74 W
Area code: 706
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Washington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-1.3%).
Work and jobs in Washington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Washington, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Washington-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Washington city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/31/1973, a category F4 tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Washington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.0 miles away from Washington center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Washington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Ernie Harwell - Marine, Thomas Holley Chivers - 19th century poet, Edward Porter Alexander - Confederate Army general, Asa H. Willie - Politician, Charley Reese - Journalist, Eliza Frances Andrews - Writer, Clifford H. Pope - Naturalist, Hillary Lindsey - Country songwriter, Randy Edmunds - Football player, Roy Partlow - Baseball player.
Hospital/medical center in Washington:
Airports and heliports located in Washington:
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Local government website: www.washingtonwilkes.com/Washington.html
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Washington:
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Private elementary/middle school in Washington:
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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: 30.3%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000
46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Washington compared to Georgia state average:
Banks with branches in Washington (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Washington, Georgia:
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Religion statistics for Washington (based on Wilkes County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.90%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
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Washington government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,980 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:
5.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,337 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:
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See more detailed statistics of Washington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Washington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Washington, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Washington)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.