Washington Park, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 428 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 194  (45.5%)
Females: 234  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

51.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27889.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $80,075 (it was $45,972 in 2000)
Washington Park:

$80,075
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $45,878 (it was $31,929 in 2000)

Washington Park town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $279,216 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Washington Park:

$279,216
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $326,573; detached houses: $324,371

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,052.

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington Park: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.5%

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  • Races in Washington Park, NC (2019)
    • 57091.6%White alone
    • 325.1%Hispanic
    • 101.6%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (21.3%), English (20.7%), Irish (15.4%), German (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), British (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,620 people per square mile   (low).

Washington Park, North Carolina map

22 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

3.5%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,078 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,391 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (19.7 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (92.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (325.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Washington, NC (1.3 miles ),
River Road, NC (1.5 miles ),
Chocowinity, NC (2.0 miles ),
Grimesland, NC (3.0 miles ),
Pinetown, NC (3.3 miles),
Bath, NC (3.6 miles ),
Simpson, NC (3.8 miles ),
Bayview, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.53 N, Longitude: 77.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Washington Park, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Washington Park, NC in 2019
Washington Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Most common industries in Washington Park, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.5%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.3%)
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.4%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Washington Park, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Lawyers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.5%)

Average climate in Washington Park, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Washington Park, North Carolina average temperatures Washington Park, North Carolina average precipitation Washington Park, North Carolina humidity Washington Park, North Carolina wind speed Washington Park, North Carolina snowfall Washington Park, North Carolina sunshine Washington Park, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
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 1.4 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 11.7 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 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Washington Park-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 13.8 miles away from the Washington Park town 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 19.5 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington Park-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 171.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from the city 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 150.0 miles away from Washington Park center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 174.8 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 36.0 miles away from Washington Park 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 Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Washington Park:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • BEAUFORT REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • RIVER TRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • RIDGEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC SLATESTONE ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC EDGEWOOD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CHOCOWINITY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington Park:

  • East Carolina University (about 20 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 22 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Craven Community College (about 30 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 37 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 39 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Wayne Community College (about 53 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 57 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

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

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Washington Park:

Marital status in Washington Park, NC
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Washington Park:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washington Park, 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.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.8%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.9%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Washington Park:

24.6%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

49.6%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.5%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Washington Park, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 2$4,260$25,5601$359
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,520
Totals for Government 2$4,260$25,5608$3,879

Washington Park government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $92,000 ($214.95)
    Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($142.52)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($74.77)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($23.36)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($23.36)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($9.35)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($9.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($91.12)
    Other - Financial Administration: $3,000 ($7.01)

Washington Park government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($4.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($303.74)
    Highways: $15,000 ($35.05)
  • Tax - Property: $156,000 ($364.49)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington Park:

  • 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)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES 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.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, 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.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington Park:

  • 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)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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 Park:

  • 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)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, 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)
  • 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 Park fatal accident list:

Jul 20, 2000 00:55 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 9, 1989 08:40 AM, 32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • B B CARTER, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Marie-tta, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • B B CARTER, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Marie-tta, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • b b carter, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.9 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Marie-tta, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • b b carter, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.9 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Marie-tta, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • Alyse Brussard, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Structure height: 37013 m, Overall height: 79.9 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (781) 926-4500

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washington Park, NC
  • 46.8%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington Park, NC
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Washington Park compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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