Washington, Utah

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Washington, Utah

Introduction to Washington, Utah

Washington, Utah is located 110 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and is 112 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Washington County. The population of the city is 8,186.

Washington History

Washington was first settled in 1857. It was named Washington after George Washington, the first president of United States. The Cotton Factory of Washington was established in 1865. The Washington Fields Dam was completed in 1893 and solved the problem of irrigation in this area. The first telephone was installed in 1913. The city is located in Washington County, which was founded in 1852.

Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Washington City Museum
  • Parashant National Monument
  • Southern Utah Air Museum
  • Gunlock State Park
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Snow Canyon State Park

Things To Do In Washington

Washington offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can pay a visit to the Gunlock State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, and Quail Creek State Park. History buffs should visit the local museums like Washington City Museum and Southern Utah Air Museum. Some of the local parks include the Nisson Park, Sienna Hills Park, Pine View Park, Heritage Park, and Green Spring Park. Apart from these, the city hosts the Cotton Days Celebration every year.

Washington Transportation

Cedar City Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Washington Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through Dixie State College of Utah, Community College of Southern Nevada, Mohave Community College, and Southern Utah University.

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High Points

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

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Comparative Profile of Washington, Utah

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

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

The People

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 5 4
People Living Alone 2 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 5

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 110 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 84780
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.13
Longitude -113.507

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 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 103 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 8.7 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 99 F
Oct Temp 45 to 78 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,186 100%
Male 4,181 51.1%
Female 4,005 48.9%
Under 18 2,460 30.1%
18+ 5,726 69.9%
65+ 1,527 18.7%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.37
White 7,720 94.3%
African-American 30 0.4%
Asian 24 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 140 1.7%
Other 176 2.2%
Mixed Race 88 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 384 4.7%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,669
Growth 5,483
Growth % 67%

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
English 36.6%
US/American 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
German 9.1%
Irish 5.3%
Danish 4.3%
Norwegian 2.7%
Swedish 2.5%
Scottish 2.5%
Swiss 2.4%
Italian 2.2%
European 2%
British 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.6%
Welsh 1.1%
Canadian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 8,186 $39,003
Hurricane 8,250 $36,955
Ivins 4,450 $43,103
La Verkin 3,392 $39,432
Leeds 547 $42,500
Santa Clara 4,630 $55,000
St. George 49,663 $41,788

Wal-mart in Washington

(As of 2006)
625 W Telegraph St.
(435) 628-2802
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