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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Washington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.

Washington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Washington, the average commute to work is 31.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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.