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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Washington

Population

Total Population

823

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

54.600

Housing & Income

Households

354

Total Housing Units

449


Owner Occupied

179

Renter Occupied

175

Vacant

95

Median Home Value

$145,192


Average Home Value

$194,274

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$36,086 $37,852


Average Household

$54,098 $61,177


Per Capita

$22,930 $26,222

Workforce

Total Businesses

39

Total Employed

286

Workers 16+

244

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

36

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

34

2022 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

32

2022 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

32

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

28

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

27

Some
High School

116

Graduated
High School

250

Associates
Degree

12

Bachelor's
Degree

57

Graduate
Degree

34

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

111

Non-Resident Commuters

133

Drive Alone

235

Carpooled

0

Public

1

Work At Home

1


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