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Welcome to Washington ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Washington has a population of 13,566 people<1> (see below for details).

Washington is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Washington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 13,566 people. This is a decrease of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Washington ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Washington and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Baldwin   [Map]   19,610   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bethel Park   [Map]   32,404   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brentwood   [Map]   9,398   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Canonsburg   [Map]   8,837   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carnegie   [Map]   7,898   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Castle Shannon   [Map]   8,173   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washington. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 46 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Washington:

Websites for Washington ...

Official Website:   www.washingtonpa.us/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.washcochamber.com/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 ...



Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

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: www.state.pa.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Washington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1748, Longitude: -80.2503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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