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People

Total Population 725
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 213
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 30.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,607
% Above Poverty Level 61.5%
% Below Poverty Level 38.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.6%
Median Gross Rent $525
Median House Value $93,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 0.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70589
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.616
Longitude -92.056

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 GRAND COTEAU
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Station WOODWORTH 2 SE
Distance 42.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grand Coteau 889 $33,875
Leonville 845 $37,935
Opelousas 16,638 $29,417
Palmetto 152 $22,500
Port Barre 1,848 $30,318
Ville Platte 7,327 $23,569

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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337-623-4239
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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605 BUHOT STREET
337-826-7360
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