Washington, NC


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Living in Washington

Washington is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 9,788 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 92nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in food service (13.08%), healthcare (10.18%), and sales jobs (9.84%).

Washington is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.25 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Washington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Washington citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.54% of adults in Washington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $17,698, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,792 for a family of four.

Washington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Washington include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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