Washington, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Washington Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Washington Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Washington Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Washington Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Washington Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Washington Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Washington, Louisiana

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

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 2
People Living Alone 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 9 10

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70589
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.616
Longitude -92.056

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 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Distance 42.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.7 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,082 100%
Male 483 44.6%
Female 599 55.4%
Under 18 315 29.1%
18+ 767 70.9%
65+ 202 18.7%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.05
White 466 43.1%
African-American 609 56.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,057
Growth -25
Growth % -2.3%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.9%
French (except Basque) 12.3%
French Canadian 8.5%
US/American 7.6%
English 3.3%
German 2.4%
Acadian/Cajun 1.1%
Italian 1%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.2%
Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 1,082 $17,727
Grand Coteau 1,040 $26,528
Leonville 1,007 $30,673
Opelousas 22,860 $19,966
Palmetto 188 $38,125
Port Barre 2,287 $29,279
Ville Platte 8,145 $18,056
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Washington High Schools (2004)

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6579 HIGHWAY 10
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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