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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.

You can explore Washington, LA here.

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Washington1,079964979986

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-4605753
5-9756557
10-14657266
15-19535671
20-24595148
25-29656647
30-34385759
35-39394357
40-44514446
45-49825946
50-54687161
55-59807673
60-64457079
65-69545870
70-74535753
75-79404050
80-84202231
85+171519
18+733751766
Median Age434344

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Race

Washington2018
Total979.000
White Alone42.490
Black Alone53.630
American Indian Alone0.410
Asian Alone0.310
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.920
Two or More Races2.250
Hispanic Origin2.450
Diversity Index55.400

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Growth Rate

Washington2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households464439448452
Housing Units536507517521
Owner Occupied Units222226
Renter Occupied Units226225
Vacant Units6969

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Home Value

Washington20182023
Median Home Value$99,457$108,333
Average Home Value$177,489$180,333
<$50,0006565
$50,000 - $99,9994646
$100,000 - $149,99999
$150,000 - $199,9992424
$200,000 - $249,9991212
$250,000 - $299,9994648
$300,000 - $399,99967
$400,000 - $499,99901
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200923
1990-199942
1980-198912
1970-197967
1960-1969195
1950-195996
1940-194912
1939 or Before17

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Income
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Income

Washington20182023
Median Household$20,067$23,395
Average Household$47,875$51,310
Per Capita$20,792$22,394

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Household Income Base

Washington2018
<$15,000186
$15,000 - $24,99963
$25,000 - $34,99932
$35,000 - $49,99929
$50,000 - $74,99954
$75,000 - $99,99914
$100,000 - $149,99942
$150,000 - $199,99912
$200,000+16

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+268
In-County Residents135
Out-of-County Residents127
Drive Alone266
Carpooled0
Public Transport0
Work at Home1
Less than 5 minutes8
5-9 minutes66
10-14 minutes0
15-19 minutes28
20-24 minutes27
25-29 minutes9
30-34 minutes70
35-39 minutes8
40-44 minutes25
45-59 minutes8
60-89 minutes12
90+ minutes6
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees254
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities25
Construction28
Manufacturing2
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade42
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores10
Health/Pers Care Stores5
Gasoline Stations11
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str4
Misc Store Retailers7
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse7
Information5
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing12
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services22
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs28
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places28
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin22
Auto Repair/Maintenance4
Public Administration Emp29

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Educational Attainment (25+)

Washington2018
Some High School94
Graduated High School290
Associates Degree10
Bachelor's Degree95
Graduate Degree35

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses38
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus9
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus1
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus3
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus1
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus3
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus2
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus7
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus6

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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