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Washington is a township in Parke County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Washington. For links to other places called Washington, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Washington is 39.828N. The longitude is -87.177W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,142.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Washington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Parke 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 47856 ZIP code.
23% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $15,451, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Washington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Washington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $575.
Parke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Washington political report.
The average commute time for Washington workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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