Washington, Connecticut

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High Points

Washington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 6% Washington College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Washington, Connecticut

Comparing Washington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 8
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8


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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06777, 06793, 06794
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.631
Longitude -73.311

Washington Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,596 100%
Male 1,800 50.1%
Female 1,796 49.9%
Under 18 876 24.4%
18+ 2,720 75.6%
65+ 569 15.8%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 3,440 95.7%
African-American 23 0.6%
Asian 56 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 28 0.8%
Mixed Race 45 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 77 2.1%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,693
Growth 97
Growth % 2.7%

Washington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 18.6%
Irish 16.5%
Italian 9.7%
German 9.1%
US/American 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Swedish 5.1%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Polish 2.9%
Russian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Australian 1%
Dutch 1%
Scottish 1%
Slovak 0.9%
Egyptian 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Latvian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
South African 0.3%
European 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Washington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marble Dale (06777)
New Preston Marble Dale (06777)
New Preston Marbledale (06777)
Washington Depot (06777, 06793, 06794)
Washington Green (06793)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Washington Public Libraries

Gunn Memorial Library
Washington, Connecticut
(860) 868-7586

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Washington High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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