Washington, Green County, Wisconsin

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Washington, Wisconsin
Location in Green County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Green County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°43′44″N 89°39′15″W / 42.72889°N 89.65417°W / 42.72889; -89.65417Coordinates: 42°43′44″N 89°39′15″W / 42.72889°N 89.65417°W / 42.72889; -89.65417
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,007 ft (307 m)
 • Total627
 • Density17.5/sq mi (6.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-83625[2]
GNIS feature ID1584354[1]

Washington is a town in Green County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 627 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Schultz is located partially in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 627 people, 233 households, and 178 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 6.8 per square mile (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.72% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 233 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,000, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $27,125 versus $24,485 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,424. About 1.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Fred K. Hefty, Wisconsin State Representative and farmer, was born in the town.[3]
  • Noah Phelps, surveyor and member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, lived on a farm in the town.[4]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1923,' Biographical Sketch of Fred K. Hefty, pg. 623
  4. ^ History of Green County, Wisconsin. Springfield, IL: Union Publishing, 1884, p. 1127.

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