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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

Population2000201020212026
Washington1,079964930913

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4605153
5-9755551
10-14657056
15-19535667
20-24594048
25-29656137
30-34386652
35-39394363
40-44514044
45-49824541
50-54686946
55-59806472
60-64458263
65-69544578
70-74536040
75-79404351
80-84202432
85+171619
18+733719711
Median Age434343

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Washington2021
Total930.000
White Alone42.430
Black Alone53.490
American Indian Alone0.430
Asian Alone0.210
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.970
Two or More Races2.470
Hispanic Origin2.900
Diversity Index55.900

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households464439431426
Housing Units536507509512
Owner Occupied Units221218
Renter Occupied Units210208
Vacant Units7886

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Washington20212026
Median Home Value$147,973$158,333
Average Home Value$185,068$196,560
<$50,0003128
$50,000 - $99,9994439
$100,000 - $149,9993733
$150,000 - $199,9995054
$200,000 - $249,9992728
$250,000 - $299,99911
$300,000 - $399,99944
$400,000 - $499,9991619
$500,000 - $749,9991011
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200912
1990-199912
1980-198936
1970-1979104
1960-1969213
1950-195989
1940-19490
1939 or Before12

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Washington20212026
Median Household$24,599$27,104
Average Household$42,789$47,209
Per Capita$18,826$20,780

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Washington2021
<$15,000145
$15,000 - $24,99973
$25,000 - $34,99925
$35,000 - $49,99970
$50,000 - $74,99954
$75,000 - $99,99925
$100,000 - $149,99930
$150,000 - $199,9992
$200,000+8

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+310
In-County Residents168
Out-of-County Residents136
Drive Alone301
Carpooled0
Public Transport1
Work at Home1
Less than 5 minutes9
5-9 minutes62
10-14 minutes31
15-19 minutes18
20-24 minutes28
25-29 minutes18
30-34 minutes78
35-39 minutes8
40-44 minutes15
45-59 minutes11
60-89 minutes18
90+ minutes13
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees304
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities25
Construction28
Manufacturing2
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade34
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str2
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores7
Health/Pers Care Stores5
Gasoline Stations11
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str4
Misc Store Retailers3
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse5
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing12
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv4
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises24
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services19
HealthCare/Social Assist20
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs27
Accommodation2
Food Srv/Drinking Places25
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin36
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp32

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Washington2021
Some High School149
Graduated High School268
Associates Degree6
Bachelor's Degree62
Graduate Degree34

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses41
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 Bus1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus1
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus1
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus0
  
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 Bus1
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2
Accommodation Bus1
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus10
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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