Washington, MI
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Washington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 24,706 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 59th largest community in Michigan.

Washington real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Washington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Washington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in management occupations (12.49%), sales jobs (12.47%), and office and administrative support (12.12%).

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.

Overall, Washington’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Washington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Washington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.33% of adults in Washington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $35,714, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,856 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. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

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