Washington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 14,050 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 53rd largest community in Missouri.
Washington real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Washington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in sales jobs (13.86%), management occupations (11.21%), and office and administrative support (10.71%).
In terms of college education, Washington is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.02% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $27,179, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,716 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.