Washington, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 7,182. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
Males: 3,567  (49.7%)
Females: 3,615  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54111, 54246.

Washington Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $69,718 (it was $55,570 in 2000)
Washington:

$69,718
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,780 (it was $27,026 in 2000)

Washington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $208,450 (it was $132,000 in 2000)
Washington:

$208,450
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Washington, WI (2010)

    Washington races chart
    • 6,77594.3%White alone
    • 1662.3%Asian alone
    • 1231.7%Hispanic
    • 831.2%Two or more races
    • 160.2%Black alone
    • 130.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Washington: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Washington, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (46.1%), Norwegian (23.3%), Irish (13.2%), English (9.1%), Polish (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 56.1 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile   (very low).

Washington,WI real estate house value index trend

Washington, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

173 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This town:

2.5%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Washington town:  1.6% ($2,110)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Washington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (4.7 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (84.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (276.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Altoona, WI (1.6 miles ), Eau Claire, WI (2.2 miles ), Fall Creek, WI (2.7 miles ), Pleasant Valley, WI (2.7 miles ), Lake Hallie, WI (2.7 miles ), Brunswick, WI (2.9 miles ), Hallie, WI (2.9 miles ), Union, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $36,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.77 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Washington household income distribution Washington home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)

Work and jobs in Washington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Washington, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Washington town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 233.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.9 miles away from Washington center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 395.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 233.4 miles away from Washington center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 274.1 miles away from the city 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 Eau Claire County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington topographic map

Birthplace of: Adolph F. Heidkamp - Politician, Janine P. Geske - Politician, M. Rickert - Fantasy writer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Washington:

  • HEALTHSOUTH - OAK LEAF SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • OAK LEAF SURGCL HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • DOVE HEALTHCARE-SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC DIALYSIS - LONDON ROAD (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • OAKWOOD VILLA (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ALTOONA, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)

Amtrak station near Washington:

  • 5 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 5 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 5 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 27 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Winona State University (about 52 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 52 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 60 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Western Technical College (about 67 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high school in Washington:

Public elementary/middle school in Washington:

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Notable locations in Washington: Eau Claire Orchard (A), Township Fire Department Station 2 Washington (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington include: Washington Church (A), Eden Cell Church (B), Tabernacle of Praise (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rest Haven Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Ninemile Creek (B), Willow Creek (C), Sixmile Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Eau Claire 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.6. This is about average.

City:

66.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.7%

People in group quarters in Washington in 2010:

  • 48 people in college/university student housing
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Washington in 2000:

  • 97 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 24 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other group homes

Washington compared to Wisconsin 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Washington town (based on Eau Claire County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,22029
Evangelical Protestant18,44258
Catholic16,24010
Other1,74412
None43,090-
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: 16
Eau Claire County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Eau Claire County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Eau Claire County:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Here:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Eau Claire County:

25.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chippewa County, WI  1.36% ($29,748 average AGI)
from Dunn County, WI  0.52% ($27,435)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.32% ($32,000)


6.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
Eau Claire County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chippewa County, WI  1.37% ($33,602 average AGI)
to Dunn County, WI  0.46% ($30,384)
to Dane County, WI  0.31% ($32,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDVM (1050 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIZ (1400 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • W206AH (89.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCFW (105.7 FM; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: BUSHLAND RADIO SPECIALTIES/WCFW)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHTL-FM (102.3 FM; WHITEHALL, WI; Owner: THE WHTL GROUP, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Washington:

  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 218m715ftTotal length
  • $1,832,000Total costs
  • 556,400Total average daily traffic
  • 70,921Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 331960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Washington, WI

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 2827 6th Street (Lat: 42.606944 Lon: -89.624000), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WEH736
    Assigned Frequencies: 2195.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/25/2000, Expiration Date: 01/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (516) 289-6200

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Jackson Harbor (Lat: 45.398306 Lon: -86.857889), Call Sign: KNKP858
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:
  • Lakeview Rd., 1.4 Miles North Of Sr29 (Lat: 44.777194 Lon: -88.487306), Call Sign: WRV202
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.075 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Fromm Services, Inc., 416 Crooks Street, Greenbay, WI 54301

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #10 (54246) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries"
  • #81 (54246) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries"
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