Washington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 12,078 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 72nd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Washington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Washington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.64% of the Washington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Washington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), sales jobs (8.46%), and food service (7.60%).
The percentage of adults in Washington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.75% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $20,662, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,648 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. Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.