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Washington, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Washington had a population of 976 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Church Landing.

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


Total Population 976
Daytime Population: Workers 226
Daytime Population: Residents 690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 975
Population in Familes 729
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,180
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $18,348
Average Household Income $42,771
Per Capita Income $18,664


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $102,500
Average Home Value $175,333


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 240
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 0.17% 0.18%
Households 0.31% 0.22%
Families 0.41% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 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 # 293 38th
Population Density # 122 74th
Diversity Index # 89 81st
Median Household Income # 471 1st
Per Capita Income # 371 22nd

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