Washington, Georgia Population 2021

3,897
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Washington is a city located in Wilkes County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Wilkes County. With a 2020 population of 3,897, it is the 170th largest city in Georgia and the 5492nd largest city in the United States . Washington is currently declining at a rate of -0.84% annually and its population has decreased by -5.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,134 in 2010. Washington reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Washington has a population density of 506 people per square mile.

The average household income in Washington is $50,298 with a poverty rate of 26.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $794 per month, and the median house value is $83,300. The median age in Washington is 44 years, 39.1 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.

Washington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Washingtonwas:

  • Black or African American: 59.13%
  • White: 39.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Washington, Georgia is 3,897 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,963.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,134.

Washington, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,34859.13%
White1,55139.06%
Two or More Races721.81%
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Washington Population by Race

Washington Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington Median Age

44


Total

39.1


Male

48.9


Female

Washington Adults

There are 3,044 adults, (922 of whom are seniors) in Washington.

Washington Age Dependency

87.1

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Sex Ratio

Female

2,156

54.29%

Male

1,815

45.71%

Washington Population by Age

Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female41.2%58.8%
Male42.6%57.4%
All60.4%39.6%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Married74.3%25.7%

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6462.3660.4
Non Family7421.0861.7
Married4902.8674.3
Female3064.241.2
Male1083.6742.6

3.36

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Washington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1485.31%
9th to 12th Grade2077.43%
High School Graduate1,33647.94%
Some College60021.53%
Associates Degree1625.81%
Bachelors Degree1916.85%
Graduate Degree1435.13%
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Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,5621,25579
White1,2051,157255
2+ Races1313
Hispanic77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.16%.

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,793$38,490$20,766
Less Than 9th Grade$14,625$$15,000
High School Graduate$24,978$31,154$18,009
Some College$31,786$39,762$27,738
Bachelors Degree$49,000$57,841$
Graduate Degree$57,917$$58,750

$26,793

Average Earnings

$38,490

Average Male

$20,766

Average Female

Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington Language by Age

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Washington Language

99.60% of Washington residents speak only English, while 0.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.40% of the population.

Washington Language

Washington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,28999343.38%
White1,512251.65%

26.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.07%

Male Poverty Rate

27.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington is Black, with 43.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington is White, with 1.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.33%.

Washington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.59%
High School17.44%
Some College8.48%
Bachelors or Greater1.51%

Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed83.33%
Female Employed17.65%
Male Employed8.16%

Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,788$50,298
Families$51,912$67,311
Married Families$79,286-
Non Families$18,269$28,319
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Income by Household Type

Washington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington Married by Age and Sex

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Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Washington Marital Status by Race

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Washington Marital Status

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259

Number of Veterans

259

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
First Gulf War43
World War II8
Korea8
Second Gulf War

Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5483
65 to 7471
55 to 6470
75+35
18 to 34

Washington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13610.58%
Black1237.10%

Washington Veterans by Race

Washington Veterans by Education

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6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Washington Employment by Age

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Washington Employment by Race

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Washington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.12%

Born in Washington

99.77%

Native Born

0.23%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.77% of Washington residents were born in the United States, with 89.12% having been born in Georgia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Washington Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,897-33-0.84%
20203,930-33-0.83%
20193,963-33-0.83%
20183,996270.68%
20173,969270.68%
20163,942-29-0.73%
20153,971-21-0.53%
20143,992240.60%
20133,968-28-0.70%
20123,996-57-1.41%
20114,053-72-1.75%
20104,125-170-0.40%
20004,295160.04%
19904,279-383-0.85%
19804,6625681.31%
19704,094-346-0.81%
19604,4406381.56%
19503,8022650.73%
19403,5373791.14%
19303,158-1,050-2.83%
19204,2081,1433.22%
19103,065-235-0.74%
19003,3006692.29%
18902,6310.00%

Washington Population by Year