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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,141
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+9,207
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married62.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,310
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,951
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,049

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,615
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,114
Median House Value$226,000

Ancestry

English26.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
German6.5%
Irish5.3%
Italian4.1%
Danishn3.7%
Scottish3.5%
Dutch2.8%
Swedish2.8%
Norwegian2.3%
Swiss2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Serbian1.4%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.5%
Russian0.5%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Washington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes84780
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude37.13
Approximate Longitude-113.49

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)

StationST GEORGE
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 55 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 103 F
Oct Temp47 to 81 F
Annual Precip8.7 inches
StationLA VERKIN
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 53 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 99 F
Oct Temp45 to 78 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationVEYO POWERHOUSE
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp61 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hurricane15,106$55,339
Ivins7,646$55,479
La Verkin4,182$44,940
Leeds897$55,536
Santa Clara6,704$77,563
St. George78,573$60,147

Washington Public Schools

Coral Canyon School
3435 Canyon Crest Ave
ZIP: 84780
(435) 652-4787
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Dixie Montessori Academy
1160 N. 645 W.
ZIP: 84780
(435) 251-8539
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Horizon School
1970 S Arabian Way
ZIP: 84780
(435) 652-4781
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Riverside School
2500 S Harvest Lane
ZIP: 84780
(435) 652-4760
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Washington School
300 N 300 E
ZIP: 84780
(435) 673-3012
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
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