For population 25 years and over in Washington:
For population 15 years and over in Washington town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,577 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dale City, VA (44.3 miles , pop. 55,971).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (63.3 miles , pop. 572,059).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (184.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Flint Hill, VA (2.2 miles ), Sperryville, VA (2.3 miles ), Chester Gap, VA (3.1 miles ), Front Royal, VA (3.9 miles ), Apple Mountain Lake, VA (3.9 miles ), Skyland Estates, VA (3.9 miles ), Luray, VA (4.0 miles ), Shenandoah Shores, VA (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 38.71 N, Longitude: 78.16 W
Area codes: 703, 571
Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-8.0%).
Average climate in Washington, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Washington-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Washington town center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.
On 9/17/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $250,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Washington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Washington center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from Washington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rappahannock County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Washington:
Amtrak station near Washington:
Local government website: www.town.washington.va.us/government
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:
Public high school in Washington:
See full list of schools located in Washington
Public elementary/middle school in Washington:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.858. This is significantly worse than average. There were 46 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.55. This is significantly worse than average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.8. This is about average. There were 84 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 48 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 50 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Washington compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Washington (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Washington town (based on Rappahannock County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.97%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($89,929 average adjusted gross income)
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:
9.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,703 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:
Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:
Washington fatal accident list:
Aug 10, 2008 01:58 PM, Sr-75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 18, 2001 06:47 PM, Rt-647, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Washington)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Washington, VA
Businesses in Washington, VA
Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.