Washington, MI

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Living in Washington

Washington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 25,637 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 59th largest community in Michigan.

Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, 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 town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in management occupations (17.41%), sales jobs (9.28%), and office and administrative support (8.54%).

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 town’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Washington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Washington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.26% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Washington in 2018 was $44,613, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,452 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 German, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.