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Washington, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Washington had a population of 958 as of July 1, 2016. Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 30.6156 and longitude -92.0599 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Washington (GNIS ID: 2406835) 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 Town of Washington is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Church Landing.

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Washington, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 958
Population in Households 957
Population in Familes 718
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,158
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 443
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $104,545
Average Home Value $183,896


Median Household Income $19,309
Average Household Income $42,055
Per Capita Income $18,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.14%
Families 0.41% -0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Washington, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 294 38th
Population Density1 # 125 74th
Diversity Index2 # 90 82nd
Median Household Income # 470 1st
Per Capita Income # 360 24th

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