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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.

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Washington.

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 telephone 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 (which is 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 total 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 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.

Communities near Washington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Washington.

  • Kalona [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalona
    • Kalona [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,560 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kalona have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalona<7>
  • Columbus Junction [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Junction
    • Columbus Junction [Louisa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus Junction<7>
  • Wellman [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
    • Wellman [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellman<7>
  • Lone Tree [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
    • Lone Tree [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winfield [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Henry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<7>
    • Riverside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<7>
    • Keota [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
      • Keota [Keokuk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keota<7>
    • Wayland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland<7>
    • Hills [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills
      • Hills [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hills<7>
    • Brighton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Washington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Washington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Washington on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Washington County

About Iowa

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>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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2994, Longitude: -91.6904    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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