Washington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,498 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 279th largest community in New Jersey. Washington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Unlike some boroughs 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 borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in sales jobs (12.65%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and food service (6.51%).
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 31.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Washington overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Washington, 23.10% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $27,079, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,316 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Washington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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. Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.57% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include German, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.