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Washington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Washington had a population of 13,443 as of July 1, 2019. Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 40.174 and longitude -80.2462 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washington encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Washington (GNIS ID: 1215680) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Basset-town, Catfishs Camp, Washington-town.

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Washington, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Washington, PA Housing Affordability Index is 148
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Washington, PA Wealth Index is 42
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 13,443
Population in Households 12,045
Population in Familes 8,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,398
Population Density 4,561
Diversity Index1 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,524
Average Household Income $51,642
Per Capita Income $22,289
Wealth Index3 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,379 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,348 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,003 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $108,577
Housing Affordability Index2 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,727
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 2,899
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.18% 0.01%
Households -0.05% 0.04%
Families -0.31% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Washington, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 97th
Population Density # 178 90th
Diversity Index # 171 90th
Median Household Income # 1662 6th
Per Capita Income # 1521 14th

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