Washington, New Jersey

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Washington, New Jersey

Introduction to Washington, New Jersey

Washington, New Jersey is 22 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 42 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. Located in Warren county, the population of the town is 6,712.

Washington History

In 1868, the borough of Washington separated from the Washington Township, and was officially incorporated on February 20th, 1868. Numerous transportation routes were established in the 19th century, including the Morris & Essex Railroad and the Morris Canal. As a result, the community experienced significant growth and development and soon became a center for farmers from surrounding townships. In the later half of the 19th and 20th century, Washington emerged as a major producer of musical instruments, especially organs. Since Washington was within commutable distance of the New York City area, it experienced large population growth in the post World War II years.

Washington and Nearby Attractions

  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Stroud Mansion
  • Old Stone House Village
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Hacklebarney State Park
  • Leonard Buck Garden

Things To Do In Washington

The Hackettstown Historical Museum, Warren County Historical Society Museum, Hunterdon Historical Museum, and Lebanon Museum display artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The Red Mill Museum Village is a former mill and includes a general store, a schoolhouse, and a working blacksmith shop. Hunterdon Museum of Art is a historical mill featuring modern and contemporary works of art. Waterloo Village, and Stroud Mansion are two historical sites located close to Washington. A variety of recreational amenities are provided by the Hacklebarney State Park, Stephens State Park, Spruce Run Recreational Area, Schooleys Mountain Park, and Round Valley Recreational Area. Among the other popular destinations are Leonard Buck Garden, Black River & Western Railroad, and theme parks such as Wild West City and Northlandz.

Washington Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Washington Higher Education

Washington is home to the Warren County Community College. Other colleges nearby are Lafayette College, Northampton County Area Community College, and Rariton Valley Community College.

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Washington Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Washington, New Jersey

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Racial Diversity 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 4
People Above Poverty 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 2
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 07882
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.758
Longitude -74.979

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 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,712 100%
Male 3,340 49.8%
Female 3,372 50.2%
Under 18 1,780 26.5%
18+ 4,932 73.5%
65+ 715 10.7%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.15
White 6,138 91.4%
African-American 261 3.9%
Asian 97 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 108 1.6%
Mixed Race 99 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 280 4.2%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,876
Growth 164
Growth % 2.4%

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
Italian 16.8%
German 16.8%
Irish 13.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Polish 8.4%
US/American 6.8%
English 6.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Hungarian 2%
Scottish 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 1%
British 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Haitian 0.9%
Brazilian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Guyanese 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Senegalese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 6,712 $61,379
Belvidere 2,771 $62,212
Califon 1,055 $85,963
Glen Gardner 1,902 $75,369
Hampton 1,546 $64,583
High Bridge 3,776 $75,357
Oxford 2,307 $63,750
Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Featured Colleges in the Washington Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation, Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

  • Programs: BS, International Business, BS,National Security, BS, Legal Studies, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

  • Programs: Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
  • Degrees: Certificate
Matching School Ads

Washington High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 1,388 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

1500 ROUTE 57
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

Washington Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Warren County Community College

(List of New Jersey Colleges)

Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Washington

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
      loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose
1. Burien, Washington 82.3   32.5% 13.8% 21.2% 26 $53,814 6.1% 24.3% 31,881 9.4% 62.9 0.3% 5.4
Detailed pages on related topics: Colleges in Washington
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Additional Details

Washington Colleges
Washington colleges and trade schools.

Study Online in Washington

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Washington Government Officials

Are you an official in the Washington government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104