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Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Washington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1839.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 7,247 people<2> (see below for details).

Washington is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Washington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Washington: (319)

The ZIP code for Washington: 52353<4>

Websites for Washington ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.washingtoniowachamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Washington, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 7,247 people. This is a decrease of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 7,266 people (or 33.48% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Washington the county's most populous community.

The population of Washington represents 0.24% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,266 people, the population of Washington increased 3.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,047 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Washington.

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Iowa communities named Washington: This one is located in Washington County and the other is located in Franklin County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, 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, Pennsylvania (3), 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.

  • Kalona
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kalona have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalona
    • Kalona is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,560 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalona <6>
  • Columbus Junction
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Junction
    • Columbus Junction is located in Louisa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus Junction <6>
  • Wellman
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
    • Wellman is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellman <6>
  • Lone Tree
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
    • Lone Tree is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree <6>
  • Winfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Riverside
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Keota
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Wayland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland <6>
  • Hills
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills
    • Hills is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hills <6>
  • Brighton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)

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 15 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.

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Washington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Washington post office opened in 1839.

We also found Washington in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Washington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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