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Washington is a township in Lehigh County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area. [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 40.749N. The longitude is -75.625W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,588.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Washington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lehigh 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 18079 ZIP code.
32% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $19,980, 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 $479. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,153.
Lehigh County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Washington political report.
The average commute time for Washington workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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