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Washington, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Washington had a population of 9,837 as of July 1, 2017. Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 35.558 and longitude -77.0542 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Washington (GNIS ID: 2405682) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Washington is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Washington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Bonner, Forks of Tar River.

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Washington, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,837
Daytime Population: Workers 8,843
Daytime Population: Residents 6,355
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,198
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 9,464
Population in Familes 7,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density2 1,201
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $31,398
Average Household Income $46,084
Per Capita Income $20,444


Total Housing Units 4,897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,917 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,317 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $157,682
Average Home Value $180,409


Total Households 4,233
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,479
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.25%
Households 0.12% 0.26%
Families 0.16% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Washington, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 88th
Population Density # 163 78th
Diversity Index # 109 86th
Median Household Income # 620 16th
Per Capita Income # 495 33rd

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