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Washington township, IN map Land area: 47.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 6,399 (all rural)
Males: 3,052  (47.7%)
Females: 3,347  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,189 (4,636 owner occupied, 1,553 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

29%


Races in Washington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.47

Washington township:

2.5 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,183 ($49,583 in 1999)
This township:

$54,183
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $265, upper quartile is $306)
Here:

$283
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,719 (it was $107,600 in 2000)
Washington township:

$123,719
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,796 - $199,278

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,208
Here:

$173,208
State:

$155,412

Mobile homes: $7,573
Here:

$7,573
State:

$33,761
Population density: 135 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

1.1%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

1.1%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Spencer.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Murdy Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Washington township include: Laymon Church (A), McCormicks Creek Church (B), Mount Olive Church (C), New Union Church (D), Shiloh Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Moriah Cemetery (1), Blair Cemetery (2), Rose Cemetery (3), River Hill Cemetery (4), Witham Cemetery (5), Chambersville Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dugan Lake (A), Ralph Ketchum Lake (B), Farm Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Littens Branch (A), Fall Creek (B), Elliston Creek (C), Mill Creek (D), McCormicks Creek (E), McBride Branch (F), Big Creek (G), Rattlesnake Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington township include: McCormicks Creek State Park (1), Camp Romona (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (100% naturalized citizens)

Washington township:  0.2%
State:  3.1%

76% of Washington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Indiana.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 262
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 32
  • South: 10
  • West: 25
Washington township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Washington township, Indiana:

  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 163
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Washington township with a mortgage: 25 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 20
  • 1960 to 1969: 5
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 80

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 27
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 5
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Washington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 62
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Washington township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 55
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Washington township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington township:

  • German (35.3%)
  • United States or American (18.2%)
  • English (11.8%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • French Canadian (5.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.4%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 108 (52%)
  • Carpooled: 44 (21%)
  • Walked: 8 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 49 (23%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (7%)

People in group quarters in Washington township, Indiana:

  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

96.3% of residents of Washington township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 363
  • In family households: 298 (102 male householders, 17 female householders)
    94 spouses, 81 children (69 natural, 0 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 65 (38 male householders (16 living alone)), 9 female householders (9 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 65 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 11 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 25 1-person, 22 2-persons,

1,185 married couples with children.
328 single-parent households (56 men, 272 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

8.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Washington township:

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