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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Washington is a town in Georgia with a population of 3,994. Washington is in Wilkes County. Living in Washington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Washington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Washington are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$479
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    781
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    580
    500
  • Theft
    2,319
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,340
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Washington Reviews

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Washington is a small town. The area has very little growth and few jobs compared to the number of residents. The opportunities are reserved for native-born residents only. Other than that, most of the people are polite and friendly. The school system is not friendly towards home schools and shun the students. The 4-H leadership focus is on cattle and winning, but only if the leaders are directly involved in the winner's circles. All 4-H monies are geared towards the cattle participants, leaving the others to over-work for little or no benefits.
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A very boxed-in small town. Very isolated from the rest of the world. Low resources. Low population. Not much cultural diversity. Only southern people

Trust me. This is coming from someone who has lived in various major cities across the country. If you are from a big city, DO NOT move here, unless you are elderly and need somewhere to settle. Overall, you will not have a fun time in Washington, no matter your age. End of story.

Prepare for extreme southern hospitality and prepare to be forced to follow moral principles that do not exist anywhere else in America, except in isolated southern small towns like Washington.

Washington is like a Southern dream come true, but also a Southern nightmare
Overall, Washington is a lovely town; it has excellent schools to raise your children and is excellent for a family!