A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Washington ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 13,433 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Washington.
Washington is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Washington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The ZIP code for Washington: 15301<4>
Websites for Washington ...
Official Website: www.washingtonpa.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.washcochamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 13,433 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.02% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 13,663 people (which is 6.57% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Washington the county's most populous community.
The population of Washington represents 0.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 13,663 people, the population of Washington decreased 10.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,268 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Washington.
Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Washington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Washington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Washington on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Washington ...
While we believe that this Washington is located in Washington County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Washington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cumberland and Lancaster County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Washington.
Communities near Washington ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Washington.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Washington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Washington.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Washington.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...
Looking for more information about Washington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Washington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Washington.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Washington: www.washingtonpa.us/
The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021