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Population (year 2000): 9,583. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,841 (+2.7% change)
Males: 4,182 (43.6%), Females: 5,401 (56.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $22,057 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.5%)
  • Black (45.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: English (12.1%), United States (8.7%), Irish (5.8%), German (3.7%), Scottish (2.3%), French (1.4%).North Carolina

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 6.5 square miles

Washington,

For population 25 years and over in Washington

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -396 (-4.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Greenville, (22.3 miles pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (107.0 miles pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (334.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Park, NC (1.9 miles Washington NC (4.2 miles Chocowinity, Road, NC (4.6 miles River NC (9.6 miles Grimesland, Beargrass, NC (15.6 miles) , NC (15.6 miles Simpson, NC Bath, (17.6 miles NC (18.6 miles Vanceboro,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $126,600

Latitude: 35.55 N, Longitude: 77.05 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (15.2%), Retail trade (13.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,335 (+66.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,083 (62.0%)


 

Crime in Washington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 10.4 10.4 10.4
Rapes 1 5 7 8
    per 100,000 10.4 52.2 73.0 83.5
Robberies 26 27 19 36
    per 100,000 271.3 281.7 198.3 375.7
Assaults 25 38 24 31
    per 100,000 260.9 396.5 250.4 323.5
Burglaries 111 116 184 110
    per 100,000 1158.3 1210.5 1920.1 1147.9
Thefts 353 440 429 403
    per 100,000 3683.6 4591.5 4476.7 4205.4
Auto thefts 38 28 23 20
    per 100,000 396.5 292.2 240.0 208.7
397.9 486.9 481.9 486.5

Average climate in Washington, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Washington,

Washington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Washington city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Damien Wilkins - NBA player (Seattle SuperSonics, born: Jan 11, 1980), Ryan Zimmerman - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Sep 28, 1984), Terrance Copper - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Mar 12, 1982), Walter Rasby - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Sep 7, 1972).

Main business address for: FIRST SOUTH BANCORP INC /VA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), FOUNTAIN POWERBOAT INDUSTRIES INC (SHIP & BOAT BUILDING & REPAIRING).


Hospital/medical center in Washington:
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY HOSPITAL (628 E 12TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Washington:
  • MARTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, NC)
  • WALTER B JONES ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Washington:
  • PITT-GREENVILLE (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; ID: PGV)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 34 miles; NEW BERN, NC; ID: EWN)
  • KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 42 miles; KINSTON, NC; ID: ISO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Washington:
  • WARREN FIELD (about 2 miles; WASHINGTON, NC; ID: OCW)
  • MARTIN COUNTY (about 22 miles; WILLIAMSTON, NC; ID: MCZ)
  • PLYMOUTH MUNI (about 27 miles; PLYMOUTH, NC; ID: PMZ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16 $40,738 $30,553 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $42,290 $29,851 0 $0
Firefighters 25 $73,370 $35,217 17 $308
Welfare 1 $2,143 $25,716 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 12 $22,999 $22,999 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $23,094 $21,317 0 $0
Sewerage 26 $65,583 $30,269 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $50,946 $43,668 7 $6,602
Local Libraries 5 $12,266 $29,438 5 $2,546
Electric Power 37 $101,118 $32,795 2 $1,107
Water Supply 4 $8,469 $25,407 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $30,214 $27,889 31 $12,981
Police Protection - Officers 31 $95,990 $37,157 2 $1,209
Police - Other 7 $18,688 $32,036 2 $1,116
Totals for Government 221 $587,908 $31,922 66 $25,868
College/University in Washington:
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 863; Location: BOX 1069; Public; Website: WWW.beaufort.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington:
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 16,633)
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,072)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 104 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 11,042)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 105 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 5,820)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 108 miles; HENDERSON, NC; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 109 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; FT enrollment: 2,083)
Public high school in Washington:
  • WASHINGTON HIGH (Students: 1,129; Location: 400 SLATESTONE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Washington:
  • P S JONES MIDDLE (Students: 861; Location: 230 E 8TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EASTERN ELEMENTARY (Students: 678; Location: 947 HUDNELL STREET; Grades: PK - 01)
  • JOHN SMALL ELEMENTARY (Students: 543; Location: 820 NORTH BRIDGE STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • JOHN C TAYLOE ELEMENTARY (Students: 518; Location: 910 TARBORO STREET; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • WASHINGTON MONTESSORI (Students: 186; Location: 500 AVON CENTER; Grades: KG - 06)
  • B C ED TECH CENTER (Students: 28; Location: 511 HARVEY STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Washington:
  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 1600 HIGHLAND DR; Grades: PK - 11)
Libraries in Washington:
  • BHM REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,028,707; Location: 158 NORTH MARKET STREET; 122,023 books; 682 audio materials; 1,261 video materials; 275 serial subscriptions)
  • GEORGE H. AND LAURA E. BROWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $388,968; Location: 122 VAN NORDEN STREET; 61,393 books; 1,847 audio materials; 457 video materials; 116 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Washington: Pamlico Race Track (A), Washington City Hall (B).

Church in Washington: Keysville Church (A).

Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Cedar Grove Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Runyon Creek (A), Herring Run (B), Jacks Creek (C).


Washington compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Washington:
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTOW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: JAMES ROUSE)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Washington:
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Washington:
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)

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