Washington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,664 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 164th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Washington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), sales jobs (11.77%), and management occupations (8.51%).
Also of interest is that Washington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Washington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Washington is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Washington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.25% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $33,701, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,804 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.