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The location of Washington













Welcome to Washington ...

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

The location of Washington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Washington has a population of 7,309 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

Washington lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Washington: 52353<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 7,309 people. This is an increase of 0.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

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:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Washington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kalona   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the North (N) of Washington

Columbus Junction   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Washington

Located in Louisa County

Wellman   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Washington

Lone Tree   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Washington

Located in Johnson County

Winfield   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Washington

Located in Henry County

Riverside   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Washington

Keota   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Washington

Located in Keokuk County

Wayland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Washington

Located in Henry County

Hills   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Washington

Located in Johnson County

Brighton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Washington

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Washington.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washington.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2987, Longitude: -91.6924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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