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Washington, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Washington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Franklin County at latitude 38.5519 and longitude -91.0155. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 554 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Washington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Washington, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Washington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Bassora, Goosetown, New Washington, Owensville, Washington Landing.

City of Washington, MO Boundary Map

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Washington, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,043
Population in Households 13,914
Population in Familes 10,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 1,504
Diversity Index2 12
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,957
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,708
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,006 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,951 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 461 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $192,082
Average Home Value $227,883
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,973
Average Household Income $62,568
Per Capita Income $26,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% 0.18%
Households 0.37% 0.28%
Families 0.27% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Washington, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 61 94th
Population Density1 # 168 84th
Diversity Index2 # 488 52nd
Median Household Income # 364 65th
Per Capita Income # 154 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.