Washington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 27,686 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 36th largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Washington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Washington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Washington, where the median household income is $58,815.00.
Housing costs in Washington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (13.37%), and teaching (8.92%).
Of important note, Washington is also a city of artists. Washington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Washington’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the benefits of Washington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Washington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.96% of adults in Washington have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $30,612, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,448 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Washington include English, German, Irish, Danish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.