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Washington, California - Basic Facts

The Washington Census Designated Place had a population of 187 as of July 1, 2020. Washington ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washington is located at latitude 39.3593 and longitude -120.7991 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Washington Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,641 feet.

The Washington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628797) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Washington Census Designated Place is located within Nevada City CCD of Nevada County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Indiana Camp.


Washington, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 187 (100%)
Population in Households 180 (96.3%)
Population in Families 103 (55.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 98
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $54,997
Average Household Income $83,052
% of Income for Mortgage4 30%
Per Capita Income $40,370
Wealth Index5 102


Total HU (Housing Units) 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $395,455
Average Home Value $408,451
Housing Affordability Index3 89


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.1% 0.21%
Households 0.11% 0.22%
Families 1.79% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.28%


Washington, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1347 12th
Population Density # 1280 16th
Median Household Income # 985 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 697 46th
Per Capita Income # 476 69th
Diversity Index # 1485 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.

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