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Overview

Introduction to Washington, Indiana

Washington, Indiana is 49 miles SW of Bloomington, Indiana and 81 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Daviess county.

Washington History

Daviess County was formed in 1817 as settlement in this region began along the stretch of the White River. The river made it convenient for farmers to transport their crops. During the first half of the 19th century, the northeast part of the area was heavily forested, which allowed the lumber industry to flourish.

Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Old Cathedral Library & Museum
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Davis County Museum
  • East Side Park
  • Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Washington

While in Washington, one can visit the nearby William H. Harrison Museum and the Old Cathedral Library & Museum. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, the Grouseland and the Vincennes State Historic Sites are popular among those interested in history. There are also a number of popular tourist destinations near the city. Among these are the Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area, the White Oak State Fishing Area and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

Washington Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Evansville Regional Airport.

Washington Higher Education

The institutes of higher education near Washington are Vincennes University, Trinity Theological Seminary-Trinity College, Ivy Tech State College-Wabash Valley and the University of Evansville.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,941
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+5,208
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,580
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,884
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$84,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
German20.9%
Irish10.8%
English9.6%
French Except Basque2.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
West Indian1.2%
Haitian1.2%
Italian1.1%
Polish1%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Washington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Daviess County
Standard Zip Codes47501
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Vincennes
Approximate Latitude38.65
Approximate Longitude-87.17

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)

StationWASHINGTON 1 NNW
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationFREELANDVILLE
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationSHOALS HIWAY 50 BRIDGE
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bicknell3,085$49,770
Cannelburg164$78,750
Montgomery345$55,625
Plainville540$45,000
Wheatland496$53,438

Washington Public Libraries

Washington Carnegie Public Library
300 WEST MAIN STREET
Washington, Indiana
(812) 254-4586

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Washington Hospitals

Daviess Community Hospital
(Government - Local)
1314 E Walnut St
(812) 254-2760

Washington Public Schools

Helen Griffith Elementary School
803 E National Hwy
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-8360
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Lena Dunn Elementary School
801 Nw 11th St
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-8366
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
North Elementary School
600 Ne 6th St
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-8363
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Veale Elementary School
326 E 450 S
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-3968
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Washington High School
608 E Walnut St
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-3860
High
Total Enrollment 714
Washington Junior High School
210 Ne 6th St
ZIP: 47501
(812) 254-2682
Middle
Total Enrollment 391

Washington Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian School
700 W Van Trees St
ZIP: 47501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Trinity Holiness Academy
1604 State St
ZIP: 47501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
Washington Catholic Schools
201 Ne 2nd St
ZIP: 47501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
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