Washington, Kansas

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Washington, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Washington Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Washington Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Washington Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Washington Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Washington, Kansas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles S of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 66968
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.818
Longitude -97.05

Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,223 100%
Male 576 47.1%
Female 647 52.9%
Under 18 258 21.1%
18+ 965 78.9%
65+ 342 28%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,210 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,145
Growth -78
Growth % -6.4%

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
German 41.7%
US/American 14.5%
English 9.8%
Irish 6.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Czech 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Swedish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
European 1.7%
Swiss 1.2%
Danish 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.5%
German Russian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 1,223 $37,448
Barnes 152 $26,023
Greenleaf 357 $38,125
Hanover 653 $38,667
Linn 425 $35,909
Morrowville 168 $32,500
Waterville 681 $38,472

Washington Public Libraries

Washington Library
116 E. 2ND
Washington, Kansas
(785) 325-2114

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Washington Hospitals

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(785) 325-2211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Washington High Schools (2004)

Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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