Washington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,516 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 (13.86%), management occupations (10.80%), and healthcare (8.73%).
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.
Because of many things, Washington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Washington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Washington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Washington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Washington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.89% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2018 was $35,780, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,120 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.