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Population in 2017: 7,395 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 3,546  (48.0%)
Females: 3,849  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52353.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,522 (it was $36,067 in 2000)
Washington:

$53,522
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,466 (it was $18,145 in 2000)

Washington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,836 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Washington:

$141,836
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,065; detached houses: $178,621; townhouses or other attached units: $163,360; in 2-unit structures: $114,257; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,494; mobile homes: $24,626

Median gross rent in 2017: $811.

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Washington, IA (2017)
    • 6,43286.2%White alone
    • 6248.4%Hispanic
    • 1291.7%Black alone
    • 1261.7%Two or more races
    • 700.9%Asian alone
    • 430.6%American Indian alone
    • 270.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Washington, Iowa as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Washington is 531 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Washington by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(55.0)
1
(13.7)
6
(82.1)
5
(68.1)
8
(108.9)
3
(40.6)
10
(135.7)
7
(94.1)
7
(93.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
1
(13.6)
3
(40.8)
3
(40.6)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
37
(508.5)
36
(494.5)
36
(492.9)
47
(640.1)
43
(585.4)
34
(459.6)
25
(339.2)
36
(484.1)
55
(738.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
55
(755.9)
24
(329.7)
28
(383.4)
27
(367.7)
16
(217.8)
15
(202.8)
9
(122.1)
20
(268.9)
15
(201.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(742.2)
60
(824.2)
72
(985.8)
54
(735.4)
58
(789.5)
48
(648.9)
41
(556.2)
61
(820.2)
109
(1,463)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(55.0)
8
(109.9)
7
(95.8)
3
(40.9)
7
(95.3)
7
(94.6)
4
(54.3)
7
(94.1)
4
(53.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)236.8202.2269.7245.0270.9184.3215.6231.3299.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Washington, IA

Crime rate in Washington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (32.7%), American (16.8%), Irish (5.6%), English (4.4%), Swedish (3.3%), Czech (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/6/1864

Elevation: 762 feet

Land area: 4.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,526 people per square mile   (low).

Washington, Iowa map

351 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

4.7%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,110 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,502 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (26.0 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (170.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (210.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ainsworth, IA (2.7 miles ),
West Chester, IA (2.7 miles),
Coppock, IA (3.1 miles),
Crawfordsville, IA (3.1 miles ),
Wayland, IA (3.3 miles ),
Brighton, IA (3.3 miles ),
Cotter, IA (3.4 miles),
Kalona, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.30 N, Longitude: 91.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +421 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,180 (60.5%)

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Washington, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, IA in 2017
Washington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $222,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, IA residents
Average permit cost in Washington, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Washington, IA
Historical housing units in Washington, IA
Most common industries in Washington, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Washington, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Washington, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Washington-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Washington city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center injured 47 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 282.0 miles away from Washington center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 264.4 miles away from Washington center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 308.3 miles away from Washington center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.3 miles away from Washington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Washington:

  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY (948 EAST 11TH STREET)
  • REM IOWA-WASHINGTON (1307 NORTH FIFTH AVENUE)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS (Government - State, 400 EAST POLK STREET)
  • ALL-AMERICAN RESTORATIVE CARE OF WASHINGTON, INC (P O BOX 946)
  • HALCYON HOUSE (1015 SOUTH IOWA AVENUE)
  • UNITED PRESBYTERIAN HOME (1203 EAST WASHINGTON STREET)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - WASHINGTON (414 E. POLK ST.)
  • WASHINGTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH (110 NORTH IOWA AVENUE, SUITE 300)

Airports and heliports located in Washington:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:

  • University of Iowa (about 27 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 41 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 43 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 44 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 61 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Public high school in Washington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Washington:

Private elementary/middle school in Washington:

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Library in Washington:

  • WASHINGTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,981; Location: 120 E MAIN; 35,042 books; 2,198 audio materials; 2,196 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Washington: Washington Country Club (A), Washington (B), Washington County Fairgrounds (C), Washington County Ambulance (D), Washington County Courthouse (E), Conger House Museum (F), Milwaukee Railroad Passenger Station (G), Washington Public Library (H), Washington Fire Department (I), Washington City Police Department (J), Washington County Sheriff Office (K), Washington County Farm (L), Washington City Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington include: Berean Fellowship (A), Reformed Presbyterian Church (B), New Oaks Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of God (G), United Methodist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elm Grove Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington include: Timothy Brown Historical Marker (1), 1840 Log Cabin Historical Marker (2), George Washington Tree Historical Marker (3), Central Park (4), Case Field (5), Hayes Timber (6), Sunset Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hawkeye Motel (1320 West Madison Street), Super 8 Motel (119 Westview Drive).

Courts: Washington County - Washington- Clerk Of Court (Courthouse), State Of Iowa Court Administration (222 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Marcus Collins (entertainer) - Actor, Sandy Greiner - Politician, Matt Fish - Basketball player, Harry W. Bolens - Politician, Keith Molesworth - Football player, Pam Roth - Politician.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Washington that have no violations reported:

  • CRAWFORDSVILLE WATER SUPPLY (Address: 426 E MADISON ST , Population served: 264, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


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

People in group quarters in Washington in 2010:

  • 178 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Washington in 2000:

  • 215 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Washington (2011 data):

  • Washington State Bank: Parking Lot Branch at 303 West Washington Street, branch established on 1963/09/18; at 121 S Marion Ave, branch established on 1932/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $227.0 mil, Deposits: $188.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: W.S.b., Inc.
  • Federation Bank: at 102 East Main Street, branch established on 1906/11/01. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $111.3 mil, Deposits: $89.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: C-B-g, Inc.
  • West Chester Savings Bank: at 1060 West Monroe Street, branch established on 1900/06/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $50.3 mil, Deposits: $41.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Washington Branch at 300 South Iowa Avenue, branch established on 1933/12/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Washington:

Marital status in Washington, IA
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Washington:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington
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Religion statistics for Washington, IA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,17020
Evangelical Protestant4,15030
Catholic3,9564
Other1893
None9,239-
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: 4
Here:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Washington County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Washington:

47.8%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Washington:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Washington:

22.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Washington:

11.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Washington:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Washington:

33.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Washington:

51.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Washington:

74.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Washington, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$50,971$55,6053$1,572
Other Government Administration 7$32,692$56,0437$1,074
Sewerage 7$27,796$47,6500$0
Water Supply 6$26,275$52,5501$2,808
Local Libraries 5$15,376$36,9027$2,445
Firefighters 4$15,150$45,4502$1,169
Streets and Highways 3$12,872$51,4881$2,992
Financial Administration 2$8,855$53,1300$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,683$56,1963$2,759
Other and Unallocable 1$4,305$51,6607$5,855
Police - Other 1$3,731$44,7721$248
Airports 0$0 1$1,070
Totals for Government 48$202,706$50,67733$21,992

Washington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,739,000 ($370.39)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,380,000 ($186.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,169,000 ($158.08)
    Sewerage: $1,119,000 ($151.32)
    General - Other: $829,000 ($112.10)
    Regular Highways: $758,000 ($102.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $403,000 ($54.50)
    Air Transportation: $402,000 ($54.36)
    Libraries: $394,000 ($53.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $367,000 ($49.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $328,000 ($44.35)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $137,000 ($18.53)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($7.57)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($7.44)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($6.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($2.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($1.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $738,000 ($99.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $232,000 ($31.37)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $201,000 ($27.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,838,000 ($383.77)

Washington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,058,000 ($278.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $411,000 ($55.58)
    Air Transportation: $341,000 ($46.11)
    Other: $100,000 ($13.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $56,000 ($7.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $365,000 ($49.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $196,000 ($26.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $365,000 ($49.36)
    Rents: $101,000 ($13.66)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($4.06)
    Special Assessments: $27,000 ($3.65)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($3.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,719,000 ($232.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $898,000 ($121.43)
    Other: $556,000 ($75.19)
  • Tax - Property: $3,634,000 ($491.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $806,000 ($108.99)
    Other License: $148,000 ($20.01)

Washington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,488,000 ($3311.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,698,000 ($3069.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,870,000 ($523.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000 ($281.27)

Washington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,280,000 ($984.45)

5.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.83% ($50,481 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.39% ($40,735)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.32% ($45,250)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  1.70% ($45,874 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.52% ($40,478)
to Henry County, IA  0.45% ($39,475)
Businesses in Washington, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance2

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:

  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:

  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Washington:

  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
Washington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Washington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.2mTotal length
  • 32,220Total average daily traffic
  • 2,464Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,220Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Washington, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Washington, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Washington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Washington, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Washington)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 63 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Washington, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.6%), and Outside Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Washington, IA
    • 19837.6%Structure Fires
    • 19436.9%Outside Fires
    • 8015.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 5410.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Washington, IA
Most common first names in Washington, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9580.3 years
Mary8282.8 years
William7179.8 years
Robert7075.3 years
Charles6379.4 years
Helen5085.2 years
Ruth4884.3 years
Dorothy3979.2 years
Richard3671.6 years
George3679.9 years
Most common last names in Washington, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4480.7 years
Davis2283.1 years
Johnson2282.7 years
Smith2278.0 years
Stewart2285.7 years
Brown2186.8 years
Jones2181.5 years
Young2078.7 years
Crone1880.4 years
Thompson1782.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washington, IA
  • 76.7%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington, IA
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 35.4%Electricity


Washington compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Washington on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
There are 10 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kevin Chris Threlkeld (33)
  • James T. Knowles (1)
  • Eric Hahn (1)
  • Roger Milks (1)
  • Phillip Minino (1)

Total of 35 patent applications in 2008-2020.