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

Population2000201020202025
Washington1,079964950937

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4605355
5-9755753
10-14657258
15-19535871
20-24594250
25-29656339
30-34386654
35-39394464
40-44514045
45-49824841
50-54687349
55-59806675
60-64458467
65-69544581
70-74535740
75-79404149
80-84202431
85+171619
18+733731730
Median Age434243

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Race

Washington2020
Total950.000
White Alone42.590
Black Alone53.420
American Indian Alone0.420
Asian Alone0.210
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.950
Two or More Races2.420
Hispanic Origin2.740
Diversity Index55.700

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Growth Rate

Washington2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%-1%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households464439441437
Housing Units536507511514
Owner Occupied Units217212
Renter Occupied Units224224
Vacant Units7077

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Home Value

Washington20202025
Median Home Value$162,109$169,853
Average Home Value$168,140$177,005
<$50,0002822
$50,000 - $99,9993328
$100,000 - $149,9993129
$150,000 - $199,9996468
$200,000 - $249,9994147
$250,000 - $299,99911
$300,000 - $399,99932
$400,000 - $499,99989
$500,000 - $749,99966
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-20093
1990-199914
1980-198938
1970-1979110
1960-1969209
1950-195978
1940-19490
1939 or Before7

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Income
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Income

Washington20202025
Median Household$19,637$22,791
Average Household$46,315$53,134
Per Capita$20,340$23,424

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Household Income Base

Washington2020
<$15,000176
$15,000 - $24,99978
$25,000 - $34,99927
$35,000 - $49,99947
$50,000 - $74,99938
$75,000 - $99,99922
$100,000 - $149,99933
$150,000 - $199,9994
$200,000+16

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+297
In-County Residents149
Out-of-County Residents142
Drive Alone294
Carpooled0
Public Transport1
Work at Home1
Less than 5 minutes8
5-9 minutes55
10-14 minutes29
15-19 minutes13
20-24 minutes42
25-29 minutes11
30-34 minutes82
35-39 minutes8
40-44 minutes20
45-59 minutes10
60-89 minutes12
90+ minutes6
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees291
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities25
Construction28
Manufacturing2
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade36
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores7
Health/Pers Care Stores5
Gasoline Stations11
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music5
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers3
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse1
Information5
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing12
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv7
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services22
HealthCare/Social Assist20
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs27
Accommodation2
Food Srv/Drinking Places25
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin38
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp32

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Washington2020
Some High School131
Graduated High School269
Associates Degree11
Bachelor's Degree79
Graduate Degree34

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses37
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus6
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 Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus1
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
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 Bus2
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 Bus0
  
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, 2020-09-11

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