Washington, New Hampshire

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 17% Washington Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Washington, New Hampshire

Comparing Washington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 6
College Educated Adults 9 4
People in Middle Class or Better 8 4
Median Family Income 8 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 7
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Affordability of Rents 2 4

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 03280
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.175
Longitude -72.097

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 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 895 100%
Male 458 51.2%
Female 437 48.8%
Under 18 196 21.9%
18+ 699 78.1%
65+ 160 17.9%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.73
White 879 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.5%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,043
Growth 148
Growth % 16.5%

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 22.4%
English 16.8%
French (except Basque) 8.3%
US/American 6.8%
French Canadian 6.4%
German 6.4%
Scottish 5.7%
Italian 4.6%
Polish 4%
Norwegian 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Portuguese 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swedish 1%
Swiss 1%
Russian 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
British 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 895 $50,000
Goshen 741 $45,208
Hillsborough 4,928 $50,445
Lempster 971 $45,385
Marlow 747 $47,813
Stoddard 928 $48,125
Windsor 201 $58,750

Washington Public Libraries

Shedd Free Library
Washington, New Hampshire
(603) 495-3592

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