Washington, Illinois Population 2021

16,408
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Washington is a city located in Tazewell County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 16,408, it is the 152nd largest city in Illinois and the 2187th largest city in the United States . Washington is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually but its population has increased by 8.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,134 in 2010. Washington reached it's highest population of 16,672 in 2017. Spanning over 8 miles, Washington has a population density of 1,940 people per square mile.

The average household income in Washington is $90,111 with a poverty rate of 3.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $947 per month, and the median house value is $180,900. The median age in Washington is 38.8 years, 38.2 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Washington Demographics

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

  • White: 94.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Washington, Illinois is 16,408 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,570.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,134.

Washington, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,73494.97%
Two or More Races3832.31%
Asian2461.48%
Some Other Race1140.69%
Black or African American680.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.13%
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Washington Population by Race

Washington Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington Median Age

38.8


Total

38.2


Male

39.2


Female

Washington Adults

There are 12,089 adults, (2,802 of whom are seniors) in Washington.

Washington Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Sex Ratio

Female

8,410

50.76%

Male

8,157

49.24%

Washington Population by Age

Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All79.1%20.9%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female55.8%44.2%
Male54%46%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5892.579.1
Married3,8153.1689.7
Non Family1,9921.0868.1
Female6082.9355.8
Male1742.7354

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Washington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1551.39%
9th to 12th Grade2101.88%
High School Graduate2,49922.33%
Some College2,65223.70%
Associates Degree1,21010.81%
Bachelors Degree3,12627.94%
Graduate Degree1,33711.95%
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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
White10,80410,4574,295
Hispanic17516840
Asian12012081
2+ Races424229
Black38278
Other Race2929
Native American222222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,894$61,982$36,390
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$33,408$40,513$28,609
Some College$40,993$53,750$33,250
Bachelors Degree$59,576$73,977$42,139
Graduate Degree$68,792$117,000$51,276

$47,894

Average Earnings

$61,982

Average Male

$36,390

Average Female

Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington Language by Age

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Washington Language

97.14% of Washington residents speak only English, while 2.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.70% of the population.

Washington Language

Washington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4495043.26%
Asian2465120.73%
Multiple350298.29%
Black57915.79%

3.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.04%

Male Poverty Rate

4.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington is Asian, with 20.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington is White, with 3.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.14%.

Washington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
Some College3.15%
High School2.18%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed18.05%
Female Employed2.38%
Male Employed0.66%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,508$90,111
Families$90,642$103,192
Married Families$100,718-
Non Families$51,071$56,918
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Income by Household Type

Washington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Washington Marital Status by Race

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Washington Marital Status

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1,201

Number of Veterans

1,127

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam408
First Gulf War182
Korea132
World War II108
Second Gulf War88

Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+370
35 to 54324
65 to 74295
55 to 64191
18 to 3421

Washington Veterans by Age

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Washington Veterans by Race

Washington Veterans by Education

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3.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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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81.55%

Born in Washington

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Washington residents were born in the United States, with 81.55% having been born in Illinois. 1.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Washington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,408-54-0.33%
202016,462-54-0.33%
201916,516-54-0.33%
201816,570-102-0.61%
201716,672110.07%
201616,6612001.21%
201516,4618225.26%
201415,639-103-0.65%
201315,7422171.40%
201215,525730.47%
201115,4521721.13%
201015,2804,4393.49%
200010,8417420.71%
199010,099-265-0.26%
198010,3643,5744.32%
19706,7908711.38%
19605,9191,6343.28%
19504,2850.00%

Washington Population by Year