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Washington is in Saint Landry Parish, in the Opelousas-Eunice metro area.
The community was named for President George Washington
The latitude of Washington is 30.616N. The longitude is -92.056W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,064.
Once a steamboat port
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3% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 1% 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 $11,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Washington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Washington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $140. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.
Saint Landry Parish 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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