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.
When you are in Washington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.63% of Washington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Washington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in office and administrative support (10.11%), food service (8.24%), and sales jobs (7.88%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Washington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.46 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Washington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.33% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $21,411, which is middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,644 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 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 11.09% 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 French.