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Washington is a city in Wilkes County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after George Washington by Virginians who settled here.

The latitude of Washington is 33.736N. The longitude is -82.739W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,233.


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Median household income
Local
$25,667
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Washington demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Washington-Wilkes
Once the site of Fort Washington or Heard's Fort.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Toombs, Confederate general and political leader
Local festivals include:
  • Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Washington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Robert Toombs House State Historic Site, Washington Historical Museum, Zirbes-Ledbetter House
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 Wilkes 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 30673 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Washington residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $13,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Washington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Washington festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Washington include East Robert Toombs Historic District, North Washington District, Washington Commercial Historic District, Water - Liberty Street District, West Robert Toombs District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Washington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.


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Libraries in Washington include Mary Willis Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Wilkes County supported George W. Bush 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.

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Hotels in Washington include Jameson Inn Washington.

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