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Washington is a city in Washington County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Washington. For links to other places called Washington, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Washington is 40.173N. The longitude is -80.246W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,168 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,858.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,764
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Washington demographic reports
Built on the site of an Indian village known as Catfish's Camp, for the Delaware chief Catfish
Well-known residents have included:
· Edward Goodrich Acheson, inventor of carborundum
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Washington County Agricultural Fair - Aug. 11-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Washington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Washington Symphony Orchestra
Sports teams: Wild Things (Frontier League baseball), Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL soccer)
Historic sites and museums: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Colleges and universities: Washington and Jefferson College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Washington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Washington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Washington was $14,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Washington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Washington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $739.


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Libraries in Washington include Citizens Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Washington include Observer-Reporter

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Washington workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Washington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Washington include Comfort Inn Meadowlands, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Hotels, Motel 6, Ramada Inn, Springhill Suites Washington.

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Washington, PA

Pros: Nice small town feel...

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Washington:
  �Armstrong County township
  �Berks County township
  �Butler County township
  �Cambria County township
  �Clarion County township
  �Dauphin County township
  �Erie County township
  �Fayette County township
  �Franklin County township
  �Greene County township
  �Indiana County township
  �Jefferson County township
  �Lawrence County township
  �Lehigh County township
  �Lycoming County township
  �Northampton County township
  �Northumberland County township
  �Schuylkill County township
  �Snyder County township
  �Westmoreland County township
  �Wyoming County township
  �York County township

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