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All About

Living in Washington, NC

A small town in North Carolina, Washington has a population of slightly more than 9,000. Families with young children will feel welcome, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. By a small 54%-46% margin, renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in Washington, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $277 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Washington will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, faster than most cities in North Carolina, Washington residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (33%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

Many Washington residents work in one of two industries: entertainment and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 12% of the labor force in the town. Washington workers take home an average annual income of nearly $46,000, less than those elsewhere in North Carolina. Washington's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the state average, Washington has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (21%). In addition, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Who Lives Here

Washington Demographics

Education

High School

30%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

8%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

37%

Family Size

2 people

54%

3 people

22%

4 people

15%

5 people

3%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

68%

50-100k

18%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

5%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

26%

45-65

25%

65+

23%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Washington?

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Washington

Washington Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

64%

15-30 Mins

16%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Percentage: 5050

Bike Score®

Top Scores: Restaurant, Grocery, Nightlife

Things To Do In Washington

Top Score

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 99% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 58% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Got a hunch you'll be dialing for lunch.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Finding a bar around here is no small feat.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington ain't pulling its weight. A low score for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pets may want to go elsewhere for their fur-ever home.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The gas stations here are few and far between.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Washington Education

Schools

Top Schools in Washington

NRNo Rating

Eastern Elementary School

Grades PK-1 • Public

7/10
3/10

John Small Elementary School

Grades 4-5 • Public

5/10

Chocowinity Primary School

Grades PK-4 • Public

6/10

Rodgers Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Eastern Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Washington, NC

A small town in North Carolina, Washington has a population of slightly more than 9,000. Families with young children will feel welcome, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. By a small 54%-46% margin, renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in Washington, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $277 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Washington will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, faster than most cities in North Carolina, Washington residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (33%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

Many Washington residents work in one of two industries: entertainment and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 12% of the labor force in the town. Washington workers take home an average annual income of nearly $46,000, less than those elsewhere in North Carolina. Washington's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the state average, Washington has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (21%). In addition, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.