Washington, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Washington Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Washington Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Washington College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Washington Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Washington, Massachusetts

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 1
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 4
Median Family Income 9 3
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 8 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Short Commute Times 3 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01223
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.365
Longitude -73.127

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)
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 544 100%
Male 280 51.5%
Female 264 48.5%
Under 18 144 26.5%
18+ 400 73.5%
65+ 54 9.9%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.96
White 541 99.4%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 546
Growth 2
Growth % 0.4%

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
Irish 19%
French (except Basque) 14.8%
English 12.1%
Italian 11.7%
French Canadian 9.5%
German 8.8%
US/American 4.6%
Polish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Danish 1.3%
Armenian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Albanian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
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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:

Becket Corners (01223)
Sherwood Forest (01223)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 544 $55,357
Becket 1,755 $53,417
Dalton 6,892 $59,717
Hinsdale 1,872 $51,118
Lee 5,985 $49,630
Middlefield 542 $53,889
Peru 821 $51,071
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