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

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 sales jobs (13.16%), management occupations (12.64%), and office and administrative support (11.25%).

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.

One downside of living in Washington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.80 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Washington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.73% of adults in Washington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $37,158, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,632 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.