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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

964

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

55.400

Housing & Income

Households

446

Total Housing Units

513


Owner Occupied

242

Renter Occupied

204

Vacant

67

Median Home Value

$151,493


Average Home Value

$158,678

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.17%


Per Capita Income

2.04%

Income Projection

Median Household

$20,981 $23,090


Average Household

$40,673 $44,603


Per Capita

$17,818 $19,714

Workforce

Total Businesses

41

Total Employed

228

Workers 16+

291

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

9

Employed

42

Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

11

Employed

36

Public Administration

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Businesses

4

Employed

32

Finance/Insurance Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

32

Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

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Businesses

1

Employed

32

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

2

Employed

28

Some
High School

118

Graduated
High School

267

Associates
Degree

15

Bachelor's
Degree

92

Graduate
Degree

46

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

144

Non-Resident Commuters

140

Drive Alone

288

Carpooled

0

Public

1

Work At Home

1


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