Washington, Georgia Population 2024

3,709

Washington is a city located in Wilkes County Georgia. Washington has a 2024 population of 3,709. It is also the county seat of Wilkes County.Washington is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually but its population has decreased by -0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,740 in 2020.

The average household income in Washington is $75,807 with a poverty rate of 13.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Washington is 52.8 years, 49.4 years for males, and 54.3 years for females.

Washington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Washington was:

  • Black or African American: 53.05%
  • White: 40.25%
  • Two or more races: 5.72%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
7.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
481.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.83% (-31)
The current population of Washington, Georgia is 3,709 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,740.

Washington, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,98553.05%
White1,50640.25%
Two or more races2145.72%
Other race370.99%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington Population by Race

Washington Population Pyramid 2024

Washington Median Age

52.8

Total

49.4

Male

54.3

Female

Washington Adults

There are 3,156 adults, (1,000 of whom are seniors) in Washington.

Washington Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Sex Ratio

Female1,94351.92%
Male1,79948.08%

Washington Population by Age

Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7222.1164.235.8
Non Family7781.151.548.5
Married5232.9180.319.7
Female3183.1163.236.8
Male1032.5881.618.4
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,653

Average Earnings

$49,620

Average Male

$32,399

Average Female

Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washington Language

96.47% of Washington residents speak only English, while 3.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.53% of the population.

Washington Language

Washington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,94348024.7%
White1,444302.08%
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13.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.79%

Male Poverty Rate

13.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington is Black, with 24.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington is White, with 2.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.51%.

Washington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.21%
High School12.29%
Some College2.94%
Bachelors or Greater1.39%
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Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.05%
Female Employed1.53%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Washington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

212

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Washington Veterans by War

count

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Washington Veterans by Age

count

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Washington Veterans by Race

Washington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Washington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.28%

Born in Washington

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.57% of Washington residents were born in the United States, with 85.28% having been born in Georgia. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,74980.21%
20283,74180.21%
20273,73380.21%
20263,72580.22%
20253,71780.22%
20243,70980.22%
20233,70180.22%
20223,69380.22%
20213,685-55-1.47%
20203,740-218-5.51%
20193,958-30-0.75%
20183,988160.4%
20173,972310.79%
20163,941-36-0.91%
20153,977-19-0.48%
20143,996240.6%
20133,972-27-0.68%
20123,999-54-1.33%
20114,053-73-1.77%
20104,126-169-3.93%
20004,295160.37%
19904,279-383-8.22%
19804,66256813.87%
19704,094-346-7.79%
19604,44063816.78%
19503,8022657.49%
19403,53737912%
19303,158-1,050-24.95%
19204,2081,14337.29%
19103,065-235-7.12%
19003,30066925.43%
18902,631
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Washington Population by Year