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Population in 2012: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 70  (52.9%)
Females: 64  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  53.1 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip code: 22747

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,424 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Washington:

$45,424
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,659

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $404,746 (it was $197,500 in 2000)
Washington:

$404,746
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $478,714; Detached houses: $478,714

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 121 (89.6%)
  • Black alone - 8 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (19.7%), Irish (14.6%), English (12.6%), Scotch-Irish (10.6%), United States (5.6%), Italian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1792

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 507 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington town:

  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 0.8%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.3%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Washington, Virginia as of August 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Washington to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,577 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,667 (0.7%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-8.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (17%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)


Average climate in Washington, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Washington:

  • WARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 16 miles away; FRONT ROYAL, VA)
  • FRONT ROYAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; FRONT ROYAL, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Washington, VA

Amtrak station near Washington:

  • 19 miles: CULPEPER (CULPEPPER, 109 S. COMMERCE ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Local government website: www.town.washington.va.us/government

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 24 miles; Middletown, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,061)
  • Germanna Community College (about 32 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 2,296)
  • Shenandoah University (about 32 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • American Public University System (about 43 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 5,448)
  • James Madison University (about 43 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 17,462)
  • George Mason University (about 47 miles; Fairfax, VA; FT enrollment: 17,998)
  • University of Mary Washington (about 47 miles; Fredericksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 3,922)

Public high school in Washington:

Public elementary/middle school in Washington:

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Library in Washington:

  • RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $147,616; Location: 4 LIBRARY ROAD; 32,833 books; 1,750 audio materials; 1,000 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Washington: Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office (A), Rappahannock County Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington include: First Baptist Church of Washington (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Washington Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Washington: Washington Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Rappahannock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 PM10

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


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:
This town:  1.6 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  48.5%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Washington, VA

27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

Washington compared to Virginia 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Washington (2011 data):

  • Union First Market Bank: Rappahannock Bank Branch at 7 Bank Road, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/16: Bank assets: $3,888.6 mil, Deposits: $3,181.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 99 total offices, Holding Company: Union First Market Bankshares Corporation

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 (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Washington town (based on Rappahannock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.97%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents54.5%21.0%11.4%7.1%6.0%
Congregations52.6%21.1%5.3%5.3%15.8%
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: 2
Rappahannock County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rappahannock County:

9.9%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rappahannock County:

25.9%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.1%
Virginia:

18.6%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$742
Totals for Government 0$0 2$742


8.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($89,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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 Fauquier County, VA  1.53% ($69,605 average AGI)
from Culpeper County, VA  1.39% ($48,436)
from Warren County, VA  0.85% ($30,625)


9.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.54%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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:
to Culpeper County, VA  1.50% ($33,140 average AGI)
to Fauquier County, VA  0.94% ($29,148)
to Warren County, VA  0.84% ($42,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPRZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: PRAISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WTOP-FM (107.7 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBPS-FM (94.3 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF WARRENTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WYFT (103.9 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAZR (93.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRV (95.3 FM; FRONT ROYAL, VA; Owner: ROYAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWRT (104.9 FM; STRASBURG, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

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
  • Red Satellite Parking Area Dulles Airport (Lat: 38.970111 Lon: -77.444167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPIG602
    Assigned Frequencies: 903.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2011, Expiration Date: 06/26/2021, Certifier: Joseph M Scott
    Registrant: Acd Telecom, Inc., 103 Commerce St Suite 180, Lake Mary, FL 32746, Phone: (407) 333-2300, Fax: (407) 333-2310, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Jailhouse (Lat: 38.708722 Lon: -78.159722), Call Sign: KNDV711, Licensee ID: L00526708
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4200 MHz, 39.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2002, Expiration Date: 10/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012
    Registrant: County Of Rappahannock, Washington, VA 22747, Phone: (703) 675-3331
  • RAPPAHANNOCK AREA HQ, 12 Flatwood Land (Lat: 38.684417 Lon: -78.183083), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WSB853, Licensee ID: L00001751
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.7600 MHz, 47.0400 MHz, 47.2200 MHz, 47.2400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3000 MHz, 47.3400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 05/07/2023, Certifier: William A Brown
    Registrant: Virginia, Commonwealth Of, Dept Of Transportation, 1401 E. Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, Phone: (804) 236-3556, Fax: (804) 236-3619, Email:
  • Lat: 38.955944 Lon: -77.451667, Call Sign: WPPX460
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.437 MHz, 466.600 MHz, 467.025 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 467.500 MHz, 469.750 MHz, 462.225 MHz, 467.225 MHz, 462.425 MHz, 467.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2005, Expiration Date: 02/28/2015, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Transportation General, Inc., 3251 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 525-0900, Fax: (703) 525-0908
  • Lat: 38.731500 Lon: -78.166667, Call Sign: WQBP895
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.375 MHz, 452.825 MHz, 457.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/19/2004, Expiration Date: 11/19/2014, Certifier: Tamara Waldo
    Registrant: Valley Two-Way Inc, 2252 Papermill Road, Winchester, VA 22601-3617, Phone: (540) 662-6867, Fax: (540) 723-6653

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WALKER RICHARD R GULL 2000 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503DCSI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5119D , Serial Number: 2003, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Richard R Walker, 252 Walnut Grove Ln, Washington, VA 22747


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 88
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Washington


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Washington, VA

Businesses in Washington, VA

  • UPS: 1

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