Washington, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 9,497 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.9%
 
Males: 4,236  (44.6%)
Females: 5,261  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27889.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,811 (it was $22,057 in 2000)
Washington:

$33,811
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,643 (it was $14,319 in 2000)

Washington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $156,240 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Washington:

$156,240
NC:

$193,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $735.

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.8%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.7% for American Indian residents, 58.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Washington, NC (2019)
    • 4,51946.1%White alone
    • 3,96840.5%Black alone
    • 1,09711.2%Hispanic
    • 1151.2%American Indian alone
    • 1031.1%Two or more races
    • 10.01%Asian alone

Races in Washington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Washington, North Carolina as of September 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Washington is 136 to 1.


Crime rates in Washington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(40.8)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(89.7)
3
(29.7)
6
(59.4)
3
(29.5)
4
(39.1)
5
(50.7)
3
(30.5)
2
(20.4)
4
(40.8)
7
(71.5)
N/A4
(42.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(229.2)
43
(426.1)
38
(376.3)
16
(157.5)
27
(264.0)
23
(233.1)
25
(254.4)
18
(183.2)
15
(153.1)
16
(163.3)
16
(163.4)
10
(105.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(318.8)
56
(554.9)
89
(881.4)
57
(561.2)
58
(567.1)
48
(486.4)
57
(580.1)
55
(559.7)
59
(602.0)
42
(428.7)
56
(571.8)
57
(600.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
117
(1,166)
121
(1,199)
208
(2,060)
130
(1,280)
134
(1,310)
156
(1,581)
158
(1,608)
122
(1,242)
156
(1,592)
98
(1,000)
95
(970.1)
62
(652.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
326
(3,248)
500
(4,954)
536
(5,309)
470
(4,627)
412
(4,028)
500
(5,067)
553
(5,628)
534
(5,435)
412
(4,204)
403
(4,114)
402
(4,105)
281
(2,959)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(298.9)
24
(237.8)
28
(277.3)
13
(128.0)
11
(107.5)
21
(212.8)
7
(71.2)
15
(152.7)
16
(163.3)
8
(81.7)
18
(183.8)
14
(147.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(19.9)
4
(39.6)
5
(49.5)
2
(19.7)
2
(19.6)
5
(50.7)
2
(20.4)
2
(20.4)
2
(20.4)
1
(10.2)
2
(20.4)
2
(21.1)
City-Data.com crime index439.7623.2715.5468.1524.4538.1580.5499.7573.3453.5467.4361.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Washington, NC

Crime rate in Washington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: English (6.5%), American (5.9%), Irish (3.7%), German (2.8%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 6.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,462 people per square mile   (low).

Washington, North Carolina map

308 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

3.1%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,410 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,426 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (18.3 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (91.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (324.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Washington Park, NC (1.3 miles ),
Chocowinity, NC (1.9 miles ),
River Road, NC (2.0 miles ),
Grimesland, NC (2.8 miles ),
Pinetown, NC (3.4 miles),
Simpson, NC (3.6 miles ),
Bath, NC (3.8 miles ),
Beargrass, NC (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 35.55 N, Longitude: 77.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,077 (+72.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,244 (63.0%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Washington, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Washington, NC in 2019
Washington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $262,900
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2018: 27 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2019: 29 buildings, average cost: $217,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, NC residents
Average permit cost in Washington, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Washington, NC
Historical housing units in Washington, NC
Most common industries in Washington, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Washington, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)

Average climate in Washington, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Washington, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.346. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.346
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.88. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Washington city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from Washington center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from Washington center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from Washington center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 18, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington topographic map

Main business address for: FIRST SOUTH BANCORP INC /VA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), FOUNTAIN POWERBOAT INDUSTRIES INC (SHIP & BOAT BUILDING & REPAIRING).

Hospitals in Washington:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 628 E 12TH ST)
  • LIFE, INC BEAUFORT HEIGHTS GROUP HOME (103 CIRCLE STREET)
  • LIFE, INC MINUTE MAN GROUP HOME (388 MINUTE MAN LANE)
  • LIFE, INC SLATESTONE ROAD GROUP HOME (332 SLATESTONE ROAD)
  • VIDANT BEAUFORT HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 628 E 12TH ST)

Nursing Homes in Washington:

  • PAMLICO NURSING CENTER (OLD BATH HWY BOX 2027)
  • RIDGEWOOD MANOR (1624 HIGHLAND DRIVE)
  • RIVER TRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (250 LOVERS LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Washington:

  • BMA OF PAMLICO (1983 WEST FIFTH STREET)

Home Health Centers in Washington:

  • BEAUFORT REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (604 E 12TH STREET)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1638 CAROLINA AVENUE)

Airports located in Washington:

College/University in Washington:

  • Beaufort County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,512; Location: 5337 Highway 264 East; Public; Website: www.beaufortccc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • East Carolina University (about 19 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 20 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Craven Community College (about 31 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 37 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 37 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Wayne Community College (about 52 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Nash Community College (about 56 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)

Public high schools in Washington:

Private high school in Washington:

  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 39, Location: 3078 US HIGHWAY 17 N, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Washington:

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Libraries in Washington:

  • BHM REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $909,896; Location: 158 NORTH MARKET STREET; 119,417 books; 3,070 audio materials; 2,473 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 213 print serial subscriptions)
  • GEORGE H. AND LAURA E. BROWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $424,937; Location: 122 VAN NORDEN STREET; 65,454 books; 1,179 audio materials; 1,904 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 83 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Washington: Pamlico Race Track (A), Washington Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Washington City Hall (C), Britthaven of Washington (D), Tideland Mental Health Center of Washington (E), Beaufort County Developmental Center (F), Washington Police Department (G), Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (H), Washington Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Washington Plaza Shopping Center (1), Washington Square Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Washington: FIRST SOUTH BANCORP INC /VA/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Washington: Keysville Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Runyon Creek (A), Jacks Creek (B), Herring Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: East Carolina Comics (Arcades & Amusements; 324 East 2nd Street).

Hotels: Hampton (2085 West 15th Street), Comfort Inn Washington (1636 Carolina Avenue), Econo Lodge North (1220 West 15th Street), Covered Wagon Motel (9553 US Highway 17 North), Hampton Inn Washington- NC (2085 West 15th Street).

Courts: Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Guardian Ad Litem Program (132 North Market Street), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- District Attorney (111 West 2nd Street), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- District Judges- Chief J (705 Carolina Avenue), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Magistrate (Courthouse), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- District Judges (705 Carolina Avenue), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- District Attorney- Vict Witness As (705 Carolina Avenue), Beaufort County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Accounting (112 West 2nd Street), Clerk Of Superior Court (112 West 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: Josephus Daniels - Diplomat, Damien Wilkins - NBA player (Seattle SuperSonics, born: Jan 11, 1980), Murray Hamilton - Film actor, Ryan Zimmerman - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Sep 28, 1984), Terrance Copper - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Mar 12, 1982), Walter Rasby - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Sep 7, 1972), William C. deMille - Screenwriter, Jesse Campbell - Football player, Jim Gaylord - Artist.

Beaufort County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Washington and their reported violations in the past:

BEAUFORT CO NORTHSIDE REGIONAL WATER (Population served: 20,140, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2009)
BEAUFORT CO SOUTHSIDE (Population served: 8,361, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Washington in 2010:

  • 236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 89 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Washington in 2000:

  • 325 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Washington (2011 data):

  • First South Bank: John Small Avenue Branch, Market Street Branch, at 1311 Carolina Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Washington Square Branch at 1105 West 15th Street, branch established on 1951/08/22; Washington Waterfront Branch at 101 South Market Street, branch established on 1935/03/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Bank: Washington Branch 11 at 132 West 2nd Street, branch established on 1898/01/01; Washington Branch 15 at 1296 John Small Avenue, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Washington Square Branch at 1313 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1951/08/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Select Bank & Trust Company: Washington Branch at 155 North Market Street, Suite 103, branch established on 2011/04/01. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $215.0 mil, Deposits: $165.7 mil, headquarters in Greenville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Select Bancorp, Inc.
  • The East Carolina Bank: Pamlico Plaza-Washington at 1418 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1999/05/27. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Washington Branch at 1411 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1971/09/07. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Washington:

Marital status in Washington, NC
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Washington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washington, NC (based on Beaufort County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,67897
Mainline Protestant6,69347
Black Protestant2,19219
Catholic1,0201
Other3953
None21,781-
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: 11
Here:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Beaufort County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Beaufort County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Beaufort County:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.1%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.3%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Washington:

19.0%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.8%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Washington:

35.6%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

55.0%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Washington:

79.8%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Washington, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 35$168,470$57,7614$10,126
Police Protection - Officers 33$142,935$51,9761$338
Firefighters 32$129,445$48,5420$0
Other and Unallocable 21$95,740$54,7092$3,357
Water Supply 17$70,410$49,7010$0
Financial Administration 16$71,365$53,5241$3,415
Solid Waste Management 13$35,766$33,0150$0
Parks and Recreation 12$41,428$41,42828$23,788
Other Government Administration 11$63,823$69,6257$5,610
Sewerage 10$34,100$40,9200$0
Streets and Highways 8$24,005$36,0080$0
Natural Resources 5$14,336$34,4060$0
Local Libraries 4$14,914$44,7428$6,990
Police - Other 4$13,904$41,7120$0
Fire - Other 1$3,984$47,8080$0
Airports 1$3,082$36,9842$1,403
Totals for Government 223$927,707$49,92153$55,027

Washington government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $27,577,000 ($2903.76)
    Sewerage: $3,430,000 ($361.17)
    Police Protection: $3,160,000 ($332.74)
    Water Utilities: $2,535,000 ($266.93)
    Health - Other: $1,858,000 ($195.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,427,000 ($150.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,255,000 ($132.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $857,000 ($90.24)
    General - Other: $851,000 ($89.61)
    Regular Highways: $760,000 ($80.03)
    Financial Administration: $732,000 ($77.08)
    Air Transportation: $664,000 ($69.92)
    Libraries: $484,000 ($50.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $423,000 ($44.54)
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000 ($32.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $226,000 ($23.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $188,000 ($19.80)
    Central Staff Services: $144,000 ($15.16)
    General Public Buildings: $73,000 ($7.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000 ($6.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $199,000 ($20.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $275,000 ($28.96)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($2.95)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($2.74)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($1.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.53)

Washington government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,090,000 ($430.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,321,000 ($139.10)
    Hospital Public: $615,000 ($64.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $308,000 ($32.43)
    Air Transportation: $262,000 ($27.59)
    Other: $240,000 ($25.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000 ($22.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $61,000 ($6.42)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $779,000 ($82.03)
    Other: $45,000 ($4.74)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.95)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $57,000 ($6.00)
    Rents: $42,000 ($4.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($2.32)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $35,392,000 ($3726.65)
    Water Utilities: $3,288,000 ($346.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,488,000 ($156.68)
    General Local Government Support: $1,367,000 ($143.94)
    Other: $349,000 ($36.75)
    Highways: $173,000 ($18.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($2.53)
  • Tax - Property: $4,536,000 ($477.62)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,524,000 ($265.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $359,000 ($37.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $109,000 ($11.48)
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000 ($6.95)
    Other License: $9,000 ($0.95)

Washington government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,089,000 ($641.15)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,843,000 ($615.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $937,000 ($98.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $692,000 ($72.87)

5.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pitt County, NC  1.52% ($36,691 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.29% ($63,220)
from Craven County, NC  0.26% ($35,467)


5.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pitt County, NC  1.59% ($31,652 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.34% ($35,103)
to Craven County, NC  0.27% ($34,413)
Businesses in Washington, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Office Depot1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx6Toyota1
Foot Locker1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul3
GNC1U.S. Cellular3
GameStop1UPS9
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTOW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: JAMES ROUSE)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Washington:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Washington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Washington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 548ft / 167mTotal length
  • 268,420Total average daily traffic
  • 27,658Total average daily truck traffic
  • 428,840Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Washington, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 192010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Washington, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Washington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Washington, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Washington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 101. The highest number of reported fires - 130 took place in 2008, and the least - 25 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Washington, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Washington, NC
    • 58144.1%Structure Fires
    • 49237.4%Outside Fires
    • 17213.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 725.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Washington, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Washington, North Carolina:

  • Econo Lodge, 1220 W 15TH St, Washington, North Carolina 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-7781
  • Comfort Inn, 1636 Carolina Ave, Washington, North Carolina 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-4444, Fax: (252) 946-2563
  • Days Inn, 916 Carolina Ave, Washington, North Carolina 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-6141, Fax: (252) 946-6167
  • Hampton Inn Of Washington, 2085 W 15th St, Washington, North Carolina 27889 , Phone: (252) 940-4556, Fax: (252) 940-4557
  • Carolina House Bed And Breakfast, 227 E 2nd St, Washington, North Carolina 27889 , Phone: (252) 975-1382, Fax: (252) 975-1382
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Washington, North Carolina
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washington, NC
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 37.0%Electricity
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington, NC
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 27.0%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel


Washington compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Washington on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
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