Washington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,408 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 55th largest community in Iowa. Washington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, Washington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Washington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in sales jobs (12.46%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and food service (8.14%).
In terms of college education, Washington is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.49% of adults 25 and older in Washington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $26,584, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,336 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Washington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Irish, English, Swedish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.