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Overview

Introduction to Washington, Illinois

Washington, Illinois is 9 miles E of Peoria, Illinois and 121 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Tazewell county. The city is part of the Peoria - Pekin metro area.

Washington History

Washington was founded in 1825 by William Holland Sr, who moved to the area from North Carolina. He was hired by the U.S. Government to provide blacksmith services to the local Native Americans. The city was initially named Holland’s Grove in his honor. It was later renamed Washington in honor of the first U.S. President.

Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Washington City Hall
  • Sunnyland Plaza Shopping Center
  • Saint Marks Church
  • West Lake
  • Glendale Cemetery
  • Washington District Library
  • Washington Park

Things To Do In Washington

The West Lake boasts of optimum conditions for fishing, while Candlewood Park, Meadow Valley Park and Washington Park provide plenty of greenery and recreational facilities.

Washington Transportation

Greater Peoria Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Washington Higher Education

Bradley University and Illinois State University provide higher education facilities to the people of Washington.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,102
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+7,783
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married63.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,300
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,897

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,304
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$829
Median House Value$172,100

Ancestry

German31.9%
Irish17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English9.8%
Polish3.4%
Scottish3.3%
French Except Basque3%
Italian2.8%
Swedish2.4%
Dutch1.9%
Swiss1.9%
Norwegian1.3%
Lebanese0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Belgian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Washington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tazewell County
Standard Zip Codes61571
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.69
Approximate Longitude-89.43

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)

StationPEORIA GTR PEORIA AP
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationMINONK
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationMASON CITY 1 W
Distance38.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deer Creek771$70,682
Eureka5,827$75,952
Germantown Hills3,491$107,670
Metamora3,632$68,333
Morton16,343$90,905
Peoria115,990$61,964

Washington Public Libraries

Washington District Library
380 NORTH WILMOR ROAD
Washington, Illinois
(309) 444-2241

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Washington Public Schools

Beverly Manor Elementary School
1014 School St
ZIP: 61571
(309) 745-3921
Middle
Total Enrollment 417
Central Intermediate Sch
1301 Eagle Ave
ZIP: 61571
(309) 444-3943
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Central Primary Sch
1400 Newcastle Rd
ZIP: 61571
(309) 444-3580
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
J L Hensey Elem School
304 E Almond Dr
ZIP: 61571
(309) 745-3625
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Lincoln Grade School
303 Jackson St
ZIP: 61571
(309) 444-3321
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Washington Comm High School
115 Bondurant St
ZIP: 61571
(309) 444-5501
High
Total Enrollment 1190
Washington Middle School
1100 N Main St
ZIP: 61571
(309) 444-3361
Middle
Total Enrollment 393

Washington Private Schools

St Patrick School
100 Harvey St
ZIP: 61571
Elementary
Total Enrollment 225
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