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Washington is a city in Hempstead County, in the Hope metro area.

The latitude of Washington is 33.773N. The longitude is -93.682W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 142.


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Median household income
Local
$19,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Washington demographic reports
Settlement grew around a Methodist revival camp

Served as Confederate state capital from 1863-1865, when Little Rock was occupied by Union troops

Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Bowie, adventurer
Local festivals include:
  • Jonquil Festival - March 16-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Washington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Southwest Trail
Historic sites and museums: Old Washington Historic State Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Washington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hempstead County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71862 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Washington ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Washington was $16,066, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Washington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Washington include Washington Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Washington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.


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Politics

Hempstead County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Washington political report.

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The average commute time for Washington workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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