Washington Park, NC

Washington Park, situated in Beaufort County, is a small town made up of .3 square miles.

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Washington Park was incorporated in 1923. The town was hit by an EF3 tornado on the 26th of April, 2014. 16 people were injured and hundreds of homes were damaged during the storm.

Demographics

The median resident age in Washington Park is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $69,000 making it about $21,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $36,000. The average price for a home in Washington Park is about $250,000 (2015) which is $90,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Washington Park is 96% White, 3% Black, and 1% Other. 96% of the population are high school graduates, with 59% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 58% are married, 14% are divorced, 1% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 21% that have never been married.

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Beaufort County

Washington Park 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 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.

Population

The population of Washington Park, NC is about 450. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.

Elevation

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

Zip Code

The zip code for Washington Park, NC is 27889.

Area Code

The area code for Washington Park, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Washington Park 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 Park is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, wholesale trade, and social assistance 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.