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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 13,433 people<2> (see below for details).

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.

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.

  • Bethel Park [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Park
    • Bethel Park [Allegheny County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park<7>
  • Baldwin [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
    • Baldwin [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
  • Whitehall [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
    • Whitehall [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,393 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall<7>
  • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Hills
    • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,101 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Hills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brentwood [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brentwood
      • Brentwood [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentwood<7>
    • Canonsburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canonsburg
      • Canonsburg [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canonsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canonsburg<7>
    • Dormont [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dormont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dormont
      • Dormont [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dormont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dormont<7>
    • Castle Shannon [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Shannon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Shannon
      • Castle Shannon [Allegheny County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Shannon<7>
    • Pleasant Hills [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hills
      • Pleasant Hills [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hills<7>
    • Carnegie [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnegie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnegie
      • Carnegie [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnegie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carnegie<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 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 ...

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About Washington County

About Pennsylvania

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania'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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Washington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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: 40.1740, Longitude: -80.2462    
<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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