Washington is a town in Illinois with a population of approximately 16,000. Families with children should fit right in, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 37, skews younger than most cities in Illinois. Just 20% of residents rent in Washington, as home ownership is common in the city. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $917/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Washington will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 21 minutes, the commute time for Washington residents is shorter than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (45%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Compared to the national average (13%), Washington has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have Bachelor's degrees (17%). Furthermore, 24% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Washington residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 23% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Washington workers bring in an average annual income of around $85K, slightly more than the average Illinois resident. Washington's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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