Washington, Utah

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Washington, Utah
Washington, Utah.jpg
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
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyWashington
Settled1857
Named forGeorge Washington
Area
 • Total32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land32.9 sq mi (85.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
2,792 ft (851 m)
Population
(2016)
 • Total24,000
 • Density571.0/sq mi (220.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84780
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-81960[1]
GNIS feature ID1447019[2]

Washington is a city in south central Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. The area is also known as Utah's Dixie because the Mormon pioneers who settled the St. George area came to the area to raise cotton, which was milled at the cotton mill in Washington. The population was 8,186 at the 2000 census, and 18,761 as of 2010. Washington is a fast-growing east side suburb of St. George, and is the second largest city in Washington County.[3]

The city was named after U.S. President George Washington.[4] The city administration has tried to encourage the use of the name "Washington City" in recent years.[5] The U.S. Post Office lists "Washington, UT 84780."

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.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860196
1870463136.2%
18804834.3%
1890315−34.8%
190052967.9%
1910424−19.8%
19204649.4%
1930435−6.2%
194050716.6%
1950435−14.2%
19604452.3%
197075068.5%
19803,092312.3%
19904,19835.8%
20008,18695.0%
201018,761129.2%
Est. 201625,339[6]35.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Demographics[edit]

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]

The City of Washington has five city council members: Councilman Garth Nisson, Councilman Troy Belliston, Councilwoman Kolene Granger, Councilman Thad Seegmiller, Councilman Jeff Turek. Mayor Kenneth Neilson has been mayor from 2010 to present.[8] Washington uses a city manager to run the day-to-day activities. As of 2016, the city manager is Roger Carter, who was appointed in 2004.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_DPDP1&prodType=table
  4. ^ Lund, Anthon Henrik (1922). The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine. Geneal. Society of Utah. p. 40.
  5. ^ http://washingtoncity.org
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Mayor & City Council". WashingtonCity.org. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Office of City Manager". WashingtonCity.org. Retrieved August 27, 2016.

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