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Overview

Introduction to Washington, Iowa

Washington, Iowa is located 26 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and is 199 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Washington County. The population of the city is 7,047.

Washington History

Washington was founded in 1839. It is the county seat of Washington County, which was established on January 18, 1838 and was named after the 1st President of the United States George Washington. The city of Washington was named after the county. The first county hospital was constructed in the city in 1912 and was known as the Washington County Hospital.

Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Conger House Museum
  • Lake Darling State Park
  • DAR Log Cabin
  • Swedish Heritage Museum
  • Kalona Historical Village

Things To Do In Washington

While in Washington tourists can visit the Timothy Brown Historical Marker, George Washington Tree Historical Marker, and 1840 Log Cabin Historical Marker. Golfers can spend their free hours at the Washington Country Club. One can also visit the Washington County Farm and Washington Public Library to explore some of the area’s history. Houses of worship like Saint James Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and First Assembly of God Church are located in the city. Every year the city hosts several events including the Washington County Fair.

Washington Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport is the nearest airport.

Washington Higher Education

Universities and colleges like University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, and Indian Hills Community College offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 7,348
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,480
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,558

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,958
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $100,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 199 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 52353
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.299
Longitude -91.692

Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WASHINGTON
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station SIGOURNEY
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grace Hill (52353)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ainsworth 568 $43,068
Brighton 606 $46,607
Crawfordsville 287 $60,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Washington Public Libraries

Library
Washington Free Public Library
120 E MAIN ST
Washington, Iowa
(319) 653-2726
Library Web Site

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Washington Hospitals

WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
400 EAST POLK STREET
(319) 653-5481
Emergency Service: Yes

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Washington High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
313 S 4TH AVE
319-653-2143
Serves 368 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

ASSURE CENTER ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
105 WESTVIEW DR
319-653-7378
A Non-traditional School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31

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