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Washington, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Washington had a population of 14,082 as of July 1, 2015. Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 38.5519 and longitude -91.0155 in Franklin County. 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. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 554 feet.

The City of Washington (GNIS ID: 2397208) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Washington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Washington, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 14,082
Population in Households 13,953
Population in Familes 10,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 1,508
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 5,980
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,735
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,018 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,962 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 456 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $192,637
Average Home Value $227,825


Median Household Income $48,888
Average Household Income $67,018
Per Capita Income $28,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.23%
Households 0.38% 0.32%
Families 0.36% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
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, 2015 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 # 507 51st
Median Household Income # 311 70th
Per Capita Income # 126 88th

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