Washington, North Carolina Population 2024

9,423

Washington is a city located in Beaufort County North Carolina. Washington has a 2024 population of 9,423. It is also the county seat of Beaufort County.Washington is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -4.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,875 in 2020.

The average household income in Washington is $68,265 with a poverty rate of 23.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Washington is 46.2 years, 43.6 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Washington Demographics

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

  • White: 49.28%
  • Black or African American: 43.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.5%
  • Other race: 2.1%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,150.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.58% (-452)
The current population of Washington, North Carolina is 9,423 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,875.

Washington, North Carolina Population 2024

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Washington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,80949.28%
Black or African American4,20943.13%
Two or more races4394.5%
Other race2052.1%
Asian850.87%
Native American120.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington Population by Race

Washington Population Pyramid 2024

Washington Median Age

46.2

Total

43.6

Male

47.1

Female

Washington Adults

There are 7,665 adults, (2,258 of whom are seniors) in Washington.

Washington Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Sex Ratio

Female5,19853.26%
Male4,56146.74%

Washington Population by Age

Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3722.1349.950.1
Non Family1,8611.133.266.8
Married1,6092.77624
Female7323.3834.865.2
Male1702.8151.248.8
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

49.9%

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 white people with a rate of 92.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 52.13%.

Washington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,475

Average Earnings

$36,424

Average Male

$33,218

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

94.1% of Washington residents speak only English, while 5.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.76% of the population.

Washington Language

Washington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,1161,32932.29%
White4,0623528.67%
Hispanic67435051.93%
Multiple43911726.65%
Native1212100%
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23.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.65%

Male Poverty Rate

22.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington is White, with 8.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.46%.

Washington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.38%
High School26.96%
Some College19.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.1%
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Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed87.5%
Female Unemployed63.39%
Female Employed7.46%
Male Employed7.04%
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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

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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 45-54.

Washington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

573

Number of Veterans

525

Male Veterans

48

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

6.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.4%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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

71.57%

Born in Washington

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.24% of Washington residents were born in the United States, with 71.57% having been born in North Carolina. 2.33% 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
20299,033-78-0.86%
20289,111-78-0.85%
20279,189-78-0.84%
20269,267-78-0.83%
20259,345-78-0.83%
20249,423-78-0.82%
20239,501-78-0.81%
20229,579-78-0.81%
20219,657-218-2.21%
20209,8753593.77%
20199,516-21-0.22%
20189,537-28-0.29%
20179,565-106-1.1%
20169,671-69-0.71%
20159,740-22-0.23%
20149,762-37-0.38%
20139,799-21-0.21%
20129,820160.16%
20119,804-49-0.5%
20109,8532702.82%
20009,5835085.6%
19909,0756577.8%
19808,418-543-6.06%
19708,961-978-9.84%
19609,9392412.49%
19509,6981,12913.18%
19408,5691,53421.81%
19307,03572111.42%
19206,3141031.66%
19106,2111,36928.27%
19004,8421,29736.59%
18903,545
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Washington Population by Year