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Washington, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Washington Census Designated Place had a population of 1,198 as of July 1, 2017. Washington ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 39.2452 and longitude -81.6588 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the Washington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Washington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390456) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Washington Census Designated Place is located within Lubeck District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Washington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Washington, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,198
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 739
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,198
Population in Familes 1,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 288
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,165
Average Household Income $85,787
Per Capita Income $35,136


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 426 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $164,565
Average Home Value $173,706


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.3%
Households 0.25% 0.24%
Families 0.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

Washington, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 133 67th
Population Density # 336 17th
Diversity Index # 199 50th
Median Household Income # 11 98th
Per Capita Income # 9 98th

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