Washington, NC

Washington, situated in Beaufort County, is a small town made up of nine square miles.

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The city was founded it 1770s as Forks of the Tar.  

The name was changed to Washington in 1776, making it the first town/city to be named so.  

The town has been nicknamed Little Washington and The Original Washington because of this.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Washington is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $32,000 making it about $16,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Washington is about $157,000 (2015) which is $3,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Washington is 47% White, 45% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 7% other.

83% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

41% are married, 13% are divorced, 3% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Beaufort County

Washington belongs to Beaufort County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Beaufort Precinct (1712), is part of the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Beaufort County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Beaufort County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Beaufort County is made up of nearly 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.

Population

The population of Washington, NC is about 9,700. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.

Elevation

The elevation of Washington, NC is ten feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Washington, NC is 27889.

Area Code

The area code for Washington, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Washington and Beaufort County have voted mostly Republican, with 59% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Washington is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, education, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Washington Daily News, Sun Journal, and Pamlico News Inc. are the primary newspapers that cover the Beaufort County area.


 

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