Washington, North Carolina Population 2020

9,326

Washington is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 9,326, it is the 91st largest city in North Carolina and the 3237th largest city in the United States. Washington is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -4.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,744 in 2010. Washington reached it's highest population of 9,939 in 1960. Spanning over 9 miles, Washington has a population density of 1,139 people per square mile.

The average household income in Washington is $50,708 with a poverty rate of 26.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $140,300. The median age in Washington is 40.5 years, 36.7 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.7 males.

Washington Demographics

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

  • White: 53.45%
  • Black or African American: 42.70%
  • Two or more races: 1.67%
  • Other race: 1.13%
  • Native American: 1.05%
  • Asian: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Washington, North Carolina is 9,326, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,536.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,744.

Washington, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,135280.06%
201947,107280.06%
201847,079280.06%
201747,051-319-0.68%
201647,370-15-0.03%
201547,385570.12%
201447,328-44-0.09%
201347,372-46-0.10%
201247,418-237-0.50%
201147,655-152-0.32%
201047,8070.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,15753.45%
Black or African American4,12042.70%
Two or More Races1611.67%
Some Other Race1091.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native1011.05%
Asian10.01%

Washington Population Pyramid 2020

Washington Median Age

40.5


Total

36.7


Male

43.2


Female

Washington Adults

There are 7,174 adults, (2,026 of whom are seniors) in Washington.

Washington Age Dependency

87.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Sex Ratio

Female

5,280

54.72%

Male

4,369

45.28%

Washington Households and Families

Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
Male54.8%45.2%
All43.9%56.1%
Non Family29.8%70.2%
Female19.3%80.7%

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7672.4543.9
Non Family1,6401.129.8
Married1,3243.4873.4
Female6993.4119.3
Male1044.0754.8

3.45

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Washington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2183.51%
9th to 12th Grade74511.99%
High School Graduate1,81229.16%
Some College1,42022.85%
Associates Degree68010.94%
Bachelors Degree74111.92%
Graduate Degree5999.64%

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,3833,1061,147
Black2,3621,873119
Hispanic33321874
Native American10119
Multiple Races6945
Other Race383838

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,889$27,978$27,816
Less Than High School$24,519$27,292$20,703
High School Grad$21,392$27,500$16,328
Some College$26,642$26,367$26,810
Bachelors Degree$40,691$30,046$42,434
Graduate Degree$50,729$53,000$49,028

$27,889

Average Earnings

$27,978

Average Male

$27,816

Average Female

Washington Language

Washington Language by Age

Washington Language

90.41% of Washington residents speak only English, while 9.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.20% of the population.

Washington Poverty

Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,0021,46836.68%
White3,88447812.31%
Hispanic1,39342530.51%
Multiple16110967.70%
Native1018281.19%

26.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.33%

Male Poverty Rate

29.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington is Native, with 81.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington is White, with 12.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.59%
High School28.05%
Some College19.95%
Bachelors or Greater7.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.02%
Male Unemployed39.00%
Female Employed16.90%
Male Employed3.30%

Washington Income

Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,682$50,708
Families$47,544$69,728
Married Families$61,053-
Non Families$18,214$25,570

Washington Marital Status

Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Washington Marital Status by Race

Washington Veterans

575

Number of Veterans

533

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam270
First Gulf War102
Korea53
Second Gulf War33
World War II10
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74189
75+143
35 to 54132
55 to 64101
18 to 3410
Name Veterans % of Total
White44511.07%
Black1113.79%
Indian1918.81%
Hispanic152.30%

$Washington Veterans by Education

5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Employment Status

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Washington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.63%

Born in North Carolina

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

1.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.59% of Washington residents were born in the United States, with 69.63% having been born in North Carolina. 1.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,326-105-1.11%
20199,431-105-1.10%
20189,536-20-0.21%
20179,556-105-1.09%
20169,661-73-0.75%
20159,734-19-0.19%
20149,753-36-0.37%
20139,789-17-0.17%
20129,80630.03%
20119,803-48-0.49%
20109,8512680.28%
20009,5835080.55%
19909,0756570.75%
19808,418-543-0.62%
19708,961-978-1.03%
19609,9392410.25%
19509,6981,1291.25%
19408,5691,5341.99%
19307,0357211.09%
19206,3141030.16%
19106,2111,3692.52%
19004,8421,2973.17%
18903,5450.00%