Washington, Utah

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Washington, Utah
City
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Nickname(s): Dog Town
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°7′10″N 113°30′12″W / 37.11944°N 113.50333°W / 37.11944; -113.50333Coordinates: 37°7′10″N 113°30′12″W / 37.11944°N 113.50333°W / 37.11944; -113.50333
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
Settled 1857
Named for George Washington
Area
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land 32.9 sq mi (85.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 2,792 ft (851 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 20,888
 • Density 571.0/sq mi (220.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84780
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-81960[1]
GNIS feature ID 1447019[2]

Washington is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area, also known as Utah's Dixie because the Mormon pioneers that settled the St. George area came to the area to raise cotton, which was milled at the cotton mill in Washington City. The population was 8,186 at the 2000 census, and 18,761 as of the 2010 Census.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.5 square miles (85.2 km²), of which 32.5 square miles (85.1 km²) is land and 0.07 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.10%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 196
1870 463 136.2%
1880 483 4.3%
1890 315 −34.8%
1900 529 67.9%
1910 424 −19.8%
1920 464 9.4%
1930 435 −6.2%
1940 507 16.6%
1950 435 −14.2%
1960 445 2.3%
1970 750 68.5%
1980 3,092 312.3%
1990 4,198 35.8%
2000 8,186 95.0%
2010 18,761 129.2%
Est. 2012 20,888 11.3%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,186 people, 2,614 households, and 2,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 259.7 people per square mile (100.2/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.31% White, 0.37% African American, 1.71% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.

There were 2,614 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $39,003. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,434 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,032. About 7.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Washington City has five city council members: Councilman Bill Hudson, Councilman Mike Heaton, Councilman Roger Bundy, Councilman Thad Seegmiller, Councilman Jeff Turek. Mayor Kenneth Neilson has been mayor from 2010 to present. Washington City uses a city manager to run the day-to-day activities. The current city manager is Roger Carter.[4]

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External links[edit]

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