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Washington, Utah

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Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Washington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 29,174 people<2> (see below for details).

Washington was established in 1857.

The community of Washington is 2,830 feet [863 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Washington is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Washington lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Washington and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Washington is located in the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Washington: 84780<4>

Websites for Washington ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 29,174 people. This is an increase of 55.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 256.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 18,761 people (which is 13.58% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Washington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Washington represents 0.68% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,761 people, the population of Washington increased 129.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,186 people).

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

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Washington elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Washington mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 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.

  • Hurricane [Washington County]
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    • Hurricane [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<6>
  • Ivins [Washington County]
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    • Ivins [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivins<6>
  • Santa Clara [Washington County]
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    • Santa Clara [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<6>
  • La Verkin [Washington County]
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    • La Verkin [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Verkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Verkin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Toquerville [Washington County]
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      • Toquerville [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,735 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toquerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toquerville<6>
    • Leeds [Washington County]
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      • Leeds [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Former name for Leeds:
      • Bennington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeds<6>
    • Virgin [Washington County]
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      • Virgin [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 658 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgin<6>
    • Saint George [Washington County]
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      • Saint George [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 89,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<6>
    • Tonaquint [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonaquint
      • Tonaquint [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Washington
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tonaquint. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Tonaquint has also been known as:
      • Lick Skillet
      • Lower Clara
      • Seldom Stop
    • Harrisburg [Washington County] - Historic
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      • Harrisburg [Washington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Washington
      • Former names for Harrisburg:
      • Cottonwood
      • Harrisville

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. 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington:

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah'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 'point-to-point' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1340, Longitude: -113.5066    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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