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The town of Washington, the third-oldest settlement in Louisiana, is a former French trading post that flourished thanks to the river the bayou that runs through it. The town was founded in 1720 on the banks of Bayou Courtableau, and eventually rose in prominence as a steamboat port that brought cattle, sugar and other farm goods from Cajun Country to markets in New Orleans. The last steamboat left Washington in 1900, leaving behind homes and warehouses that today form the heart of the town's historic district. In fact, 80 percent of the city is on the National Historic Registry.

See one of those historic buildings from the inside by dining at Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant, or choose from one of the city's bed and breakfast accommodations. Washington is also a destination for cyclists—check out the Washington-Breaux Bridge Trail or the Washington to Eunice to Sunset Trail for details for examples of how to see Cajun Country on two wheels.

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Washington

Population

Total Population

979

Population
Growth Rate

0.19%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

55.400

Housing & Income

Households

448

Total Housing Units

517


Owner Occupied

222

Renter Occupied

226

Vacant

69

Median Home Value

$99,457


Average Home Value

$177,489

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.25%


Per Capita Income

1.50%

Income Projection

Median Household

$20,067 $23,395


Average Household

$47,875 $51,310


Per Capita

$20,792 $22,394

Workforce

Total Businesses

38

Total Employed

254

Workers 16+

268

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

25

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

28

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

94

Graduated
High School

290

Associates
Degree

10

Bachelor's
Degree

95

Graduate
Degree

35

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

135

Non-Resident Commuters

127

Drive Alone

266

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

1


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