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Population in 2012: 9,757 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.8%
 

Males: 3,998  (41.0%)
Females: 5,759  (59.0%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27889.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,945 (it was $22,057 in 2000)
Washington:

$27,945
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,169

Washington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,491 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Washington:

$150,491
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $163,920; Detached houses: $172,361; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,686; In 2-unit structures: $165,547; Mobile homes: $33,027

Median gross rent in 2012: $622.

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  • White alone - 4,687 (48.2%)
  • Black alone - 4,280 (44.0%)
  • Hispanic - 575 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 123 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 30 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 22 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (12.4%), United States (6.6%), German (6.4%), Irish (6.0%), Scottish (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 6.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,502 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

347 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:  3.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Washington, North Carolina as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Washington to the number of sex offenders is 191 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,065 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,280 (0.8%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.55 N, Longitude: 77.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,214 (+63.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,052 (60.1%)

Area code: 252

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Crime rates in Washington by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011110300201
per 100,000 0.00.010.110.210.210.10.029.70.00.019.60.010.2
Rapes 7157859363453
per 100,000 65.410.350.571.381.450.489.729.759.429.539.150.730.5
Robberies 30262719361723433816272325
per 100,000 280.4266.8272.6193.5366.2171.3229.2426.1376.3157.5264.0233.1254.4
Assaults 36253824312232568957584857
per 100,000 336.5256.5383.6244.4315.3221.6318.8554.9881.4561.2567.1486.4580.1
Burglaries 134111116184110145117121208130134156158
per 100,000 1252.61138.91171.01873.71118.91460.81165.71199.02060.01279.91310.11580.91608.0
Thefts 322353440429403281326500536470412500553
per 100,000 3009.93622.04441.84368.64099.32830.93248.04954.45308.54627.44028.25066.95627.9
Auto thefts 2238282320233024281311217
per 100,000 205.6389.9282.7234.2203.4231.7298.9237.8277.3128.0107.5212.871.2
Arson 2446232452252
per 100,000 18.741.040.461.120.330.219.939.649.519.719.650.720.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 399.5368.8467.6474.7482.2363.9410.1581.3667.3436.6489.2501.9541.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Washington, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -396 (-4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 51% 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 below North Carolina state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Washington:

  • BMA OF PAMLICO (Dialysis Facility, 1983 WEST FIFTH STREET)
  • BEAUFORT REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 604 E 12TH STREET)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1638 CAROLINA AVENUE)
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 628 E 12TH ST)
  • LIFE, INC BEAUFORT HEIGHTS GROUP HOME (Hospital, 103 CIRCLE STREET)
  • LIFE, INC MINUTE MAN GROUP HOME (Hospital, 388 MINUTE MAN LANE)
  • LIFE, INC SLATESTONE ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, 332 SLATESTONE ROAD)
  • VIDANT BEAUFORT HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 628 E 12TH ST)
  • PAMLICO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, OLD BATH HWY BOX 2027)
  • RIDGEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, 1624 HIGHLAND DRIVE)
  • RIVER TRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 250 LOVERS LANE)

Political contributions by individuals in Washington, NC

Airports located in Washington:

  • Warren Field Airport (Runways: 3, Air Taxi Ops: 2,100, Itinerant Ops: 8,000, Local Ops: 17,000, Military Ops: 1,000)

Local government website: www.ci.washington.nc.us

College/University in Washington:

  • Beaufort County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,014; 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: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 20 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Wayne Community College (about 52 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Mount Olive College (about 63 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 69 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Johnston Community College (about 73 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Shaw University (about 91 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)

Public high schools in Washington:

Private high school in Washington:

  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 3078 HWY 17 N; Grades: PK - 12)

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)

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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

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 USHighway 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).

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

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

BEAUFORT CO REGIONAL WATER (Population served: 17688, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BEAUFORT CO SOUTHSIDE (Population served: 7360, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2002), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-08-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-04-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
GOOSE CREEK STATE PARK (Address: GOOSE CREEK STATE PARK , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.1%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Washington, NC

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

Washington compared to North Carolina state average:

Washington, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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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.

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

  • Econo Lodge, 1220 W 15TH St, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-7781
  • Comfort Inn, 1636 Carolina Ave, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-4444, Fax: (252) 946-2563
  • Days Inn, 916 Carolina Ave, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-6141, Fax: (252) 946-6167
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1031 Carolina Ave, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-5500
  • Washington Motel, 1011 Carolina Ave, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 946-5161, Fax: (252) 946-9207
  • Hampton Inn Of Washington, 2085 W 15th St, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 940-4556, Fax: (252) 940-4557
  • Carolina House Bed And Breakfast, 227 E 2nd St, Washington, NC 27889 , Phone: (252) 975-1382, Fax: (252) 975-1382
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Washington, North Carolina

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:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.48%
Here49.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Original Free Will Baptists
Adherents24.6%14.5%13.5%10.2%7.5%
Congregations17.0%11.6%11.6%4.5%10.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.8%4.8%4.0%3.6%12.5%
Congregations7.1%8.0%6.3%1.8%21.4%
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: 11
This county:

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.
State:

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:
Here:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.1%
North Carolina:

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

17.0%
State:

15.6%

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
Financial Administration 15$51,918$41,5346$3,148
Other Government Administration 13$58,950$54,4151$184
Police Protection - Officers 31$137,390$53,1832$691
Police - Other 9$23,661$31,5480$0
Firefighters 31$97,651$37,8000$0
Fire - Other 1$2,551$30,6120$0
Streets and Highways 7$18,691$32,0420$0
Solid Waste Management 13$29,138$26,8972$2,336
Sewerage 13$36,334$33,5390$0
Parks and Recreation 13$40,671$37,54233$15,376
Natural Resources 5$11,836$28,4060$0
Water Supply 15$43,943$35,1540$0
Electric Power 41$138,523$40,5433$3,917
Local Libraries 4$10,483$31,4495$4,091
Other and Unallocable 16$44,380$33,2853$2,241
Totals for Government 227$746,120$39,44255$31,984

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,872,000 ($191.86)
    Sewerage: $492,000 ($50.43)
    Water Utilities: $211,000 ($21.63)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($12.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($9.22)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($3.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $27,678,000 ($2836.73)
    Sewerage: $2,456,000 ($251.72)
    Police Protection: $2,314,000 ($237.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,469,000 ($150.56)
    General - Other: $1,370,000 ($140.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,261,000 ($129.24)
    Water Utilities: $898,000 ($92.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $802,000 ($82.20)
    Health - Other: $538,000 ($55.14)
    Central Staff Services: $497,000 ($50.94)
    Regular Highways: $482,000 ($49.40)
    Libraries: $382,000 ($39.15)
    Financial Administration: $352,000 ($36.08)
    Air Transportation: $341,000 ($34.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $269,000 ($27.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($2.77)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($10.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($2.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $8,000 ($0.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $790,000 ($80.97)
    Electric Utilities: $281,000 ($28.80)
    Sewerage: $134,000 ($13.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000 ($9.84)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($9.53)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($8.30)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($7.89)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($5.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($4.71)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($3.07)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($2.56)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($2.25)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.72)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,612,000 ($780.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $480,000 ($49.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,307,000 ($441.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $843,000 ($86.40)
    All Other: $692,000 ($70.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $397,000 ($40.69)
    Air Transportation: $242,000 ($24.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $152,000 ($15.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $598,000 ($61.29)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($3.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($1.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,159,000 ($221.28)
    All Other: $169,000 ($17.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $627,000 ($64.26)
    Rents: $253,000 ($25.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $121,000 ($12.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $29,484,000 ($3021.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,686,000 ($172.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $926,000 ($94.91)
    All Other: $396,000 ($40.59)
    Highways: $322,000 ($33.00)
  • Tax - Property: $3,321,000 ($340.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $245,000 ($25.11)
    Other License: $118,000 ($12.09)
    NEC: $100,000 ($10.25)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $93,000 ($9.53)
    Motor Vehicle License: $39,000 ($4.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($1.43)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,303,000 ($1260.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,339,000 ($1059.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,964,000 ($201.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,209,000 ($1251.31)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

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 Pitt County, NC  1.11% ($34,263 average AGI)
from Craven County, NC  0.26% ($21,878)
from Martin County, NC  0.19% ($30,097)


5.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pitt County, NC  1.71% ($42,692 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.34% ($30,519)
to Craven County, NC  0.33% ($29,302)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Washington, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 88
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Washington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total average daily traffic: 99,040
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,759

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 7
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: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Washington, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Washington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Washington


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Washington, NC
Businesses in Washington, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Office Depot1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx6Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul3
GameStop1U.S. Cellular3
H&R Block1UPS9
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Washington, NC


Washington on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard Chris Klann (9)
  • Keith G. Woolard (4)
  • Walter Lee Bowen (3)
  • Cynthia L. Bowen (3)
  • Laura Darré (2)
  • Richard C. Klann (1)
  • Gary A. Bridges (1)
  • Larry E. Bland, Jr. (1)
  • Jian Zhu (1)
  • Jerry L. Toms (1)

Total of 27 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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