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Population in 2012: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.0%
 

Males: 68  (45.7%)
Females: 82  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68068

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,111 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Washington:

$62,111
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,337

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,717 (it was $95,600 in 2000)
Washington:

$153,717
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,774; Detached houses: $171,454; Mobile homes: $96,184
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  • White alone - 147 (98.0%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington: 73.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (36.1%), Swedish (14.8%), English (9.3%), Irish (7.4%), Czech (6.5%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/13/1915

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 893 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington village:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.8%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,286 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,875 (1.4%)

Washington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Omaha, NE (13.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bennington, NE (1.9 miles ), Kennard, NE (2.3 miles ), King Lake, NE (2.7 miles ), Elkhorn, NE (2.9 miles ), Waterloo, NE (2.9 miles ), Arlington, NE (2.9 miles ), Valley, NE (3.0 miles ), Boys Town, NE (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $147,800
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 96.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

Washington household income distribution Washington home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (40%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (28%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)


Average climate in Washington, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Washington village center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 17.7 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from Washington center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Washington:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELKHORN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ELKHORN, NE)
  • FREEDOM IN HOME SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OMAHA, NE)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH, LLC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ELKHORN, NE)

Airports located in Washington:

Amtrak station near Washington:

  • 18 miles: OMAHA (1003 S. 9TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Operable nuclear power plant near Washington:

  • 11 miles: Fort Calhoun in Fort Calhoun, NE.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 15 miles; Omaha, NE; Full-time enrollment: 9,853)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 15 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Creighton University (about 17 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 17 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Bellevue University (about 23 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 24 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 47 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.9. This is about average.
City:

34.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.858. This is significantly worse than average. There were 46 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.858
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.55. This is significantly worse than average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.55
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.8. This is about average. There were 84 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 48 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 50 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0170. This is significantly better than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0170
U.S.:

0.0997


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  76.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Washington compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Washington village (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.43%
Here53.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents27.2%23.2%13.9%13.9%6.0%
Congregations17.4%8.7%13.0%13.0%4.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.3%2.0%2.0%1.8%4.8%
Congregations8.7%4.3%4.3%4.3%21.7%
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: 5
Washington County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Washington County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

27.2%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

11.0%
State:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Washington government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($46.67)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($26.67)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($20.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($20.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($13.33)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($66.67)

Washington government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($66.67)
    All Other: $2,000 ($13.33)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($113.33)

Washington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000 ($480.00)

7.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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:
from Douglas County, NE  3.35% ($50,631 average AGI)
from Dodge County, NE  0.70% ($37,294)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.37% ($46,593)


8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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:
to Douglas County, NE  3.32% ($36,988 average AGI)
to Dodge County, NE  0.82% ($29,067)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.55% ($46,425)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KHUB (1340 AM; 1 kW; FREMONT, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKYY (101.3 FM; WHITING, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFMT-FM (105.5 FM; FREMONT, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Washington:

  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • K53EY (Channel 53; OMAHA, NE; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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