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Population in 2012: 450 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 

Males: 196  (43.6%)
Females: 254  (56.4%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27889.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,109 (it was $45,972 in 2000)
Washington Park:

$62,109
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,696

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $227,104 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Washington Park:

$227,104
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $282,242; Detached houses: $282,243

Median gross rent in 2012: $883.

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  • White alone - 431 (95.6%)
  • Black alone - 12 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington Park: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Washington Park, North Carolina on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Washington Park is mentioned 15 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: United States (22.6%), English (19.9%), German (13.2%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,703 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Washington Park:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington Park town:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,630 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,240 (0.5%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -84 (-16.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Washington Park-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 49% 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 below North Carolina state average. It is 97% 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 36.0 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Washington Park:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Washington Park, NC

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

  • East Carolina University (about 20 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 22 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Wayne Community College (about 53 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 74 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Shaw University (about 92 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.1. This is about average.
City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.604. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.604
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.47
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Washington Park, NC

Washington Park compared to North Carolina state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Washington Park travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Washington Park town (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 0$0 1$1,700
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$495
Solid Waste Management 3$5,950$23,8000$0
Totals for Government 3$5,950$23,8007$2,195

Washington Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($186.67)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($108.89)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($24.44)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($17.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.89)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($6.67)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($6.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($24.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($204.44)

Washington Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $67,000 ($148.89)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($24.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($40.00)
    All Other: $12,000 ($26.67)
    General Support: $8,000 ($17.78)
  • Tax - Property: $61,000 ($135.56)
    NEC: $2,000 ($4.44)

Washington Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $318,000 ($706.67)

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 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, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 9, 1989 08:40 AM, 32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • B B CARTER, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • B B CARTER, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • b b carter, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.9 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • b b carter, 5851 Broad Creek Road (#274538) (Lat: 35.506694 Lon: -76.979556), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 79.9 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A


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