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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 20,999
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,299
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 64.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $29,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,906
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,574

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,309
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,131
Median House Value $220,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.1%
US/American 0%
English 26.1%
Irish 6.6%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST GEORGE
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
Station LA VERKIN
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
Station VEYO POWERHOUSE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hurricane 14,338 $52,863
Ivins 7,184 $54,468
La Verkin 4,144 $44,598
Leeds 939 $75,703
Santa Clara 6,404 $65,388
St. George 75,469 $57,821
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