Washington, MI

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Living in Washington

Washington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 25,637 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 59th largest community in Michigan.

Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Washington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in management occupations (17.41%), sales jobs (9.28%), and office and administrative support (8.54%).

Washington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Washington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Washington, the average commute to work is 32.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Washington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.26% of adults in Washington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Washington in 2018 was $44,613, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,452 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Washington include German, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.