Washington

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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Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Washington1,079964964952

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4605556
5-9756054
10-14657262
15-19535669
20-24594647
25-29656542
30-34386257
35-39394459
40-44514246
45-49825442
50-54687356
55-59807073
60-64457672
65-69545073
70-74535846
75-79404149
80-84202331
85+171518
18+733742737
Median Age434343

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Population by Race

Washington2019
Total964.000
White Alone42.590
Black Alone53.580
American Indian Alone0.410
Asian Alone0.310
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.830
Two or More Races2.280
Hispanic Origin2.590
Diversity Index55.400

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households464439446444
Housing Units536507513515
Owner Occupied Units242243
Renter Occupied Units204200
Vacant Units6771

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Home Value

Washington20192024
Median Home Value$151,493$157,609
Average Home Value$158,678$175,720
<$50,0004333
$50,000 - $99,9994341
$100,000 - $149,9993337
$150,000 - $199,9996769
$200,000 - $249,9993329
$250,000 - $299,99911
$300,000 - $399,99946
$400,000 - $499,9991221
$500,000 - $749,99966
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200911
1990-199942
1980-198940
1970-197998
1960-1969183
1950-195998
1940-19490
1939 or Before8

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Income
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Income

Washington20192024
Median Household$20,981$23,090
Average Household$40,673$44,603
Per Capita$17,818$19,714

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Household Income Base

Washington2019
<$15,000149
$15,000 - $24,999105
$25,000 - $34,99934
$35,000 - $49,99949
$50,000 - $74,99942
$75,000 - $99,99918
$100,000 - $149,99938
$150,000 - $199,9995
$200,000+6

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+291
In-County Residents144
Out-of-County Residents140
Drive Alone288
Carpooled0
Public Transport1
Work at Home1
Less than 5 minutes9
5-9 minutes60
10-14 minutes19
15-19 minutes16
20-24 minutes37
25-29 minutes11
30-34 minutes76
35-39 minutes8
40-44 minutes24
45-59 minutes10
60-89 minutes13
90+ minutes7
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees228
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction0
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/Warehouse2
Information5
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing12
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv9
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt3
Educational Services22
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec3
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs28
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places28
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin36
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp32

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Educational Attainment (25+)

Washington2019
Some High School118
Graduated High School267
Associates Degree15
Bachelor's Degree92
Graduate Degree46

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses41
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus0
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 Bus2
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 Bus2
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus2
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus11
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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