Washington is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 125 people and just one neighborhood, Washington is the 360th largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Washington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, Washington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Washington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in management occupations (15.79%), sales jobs (13.16%), and food service (11.84%).
Also of interest is that Washington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Washington is home to many people who could be described as “urban sophisticates”, which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes – whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
The overall crime rate in Washington is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Washington is a small town, and as such doesn’t have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Washington is a pretty powerful place. 50.00% of the adults in Washington have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $47,641, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,564 for a family of four.
Washington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Scottish, English, German, Irish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.