Washington, PA

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Population

13,624

0.504% decline

Poverty Rate

21%


Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$35,858

1.79% decline

Number of Employees

6,356

0.411% growth

Median Property Value

$95,900

0.947% growth

About

In 2017, Washington, PA had a population of 13.6k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $35,858. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington, PA declined from 13,693 to 13,624, a -0.504% decrease and its median household income declined from $36,512 to $35,858, a -1.79% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.54%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.624%). N/A% of the people in Washington, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington, PA are Washington & Jefferson College (298 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Washington, PA is $95,900, and the homeownership rate is 46.1%. Most people in Washington, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Pennsylvania. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Pennsylvania.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

Showing data at the state level for Pennsylvania. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Washington, PA employs 6.36k people. The largest industries in Washington, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Accommodation & Food Services (965 people), and Retail Trade (813 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($129,327), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,429), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,422).

Median household income in Washington, PA is $35,858. Males in Washington, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Washington, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,858

2017 value

± $3,390

-1.79%

1 Year Growth

± 12.5%

Households in Washington, PA have a median annual income of $35,858, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,512 in 2016, which represents a -1.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7545

  2. Census Tract 7542

  3. Census Tract 7543

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington, PA was Census Tract 7545 with a value of $48,056, followed by Census Tract 7542 and Census Tract 7543, with respective values of $47,406 and $37,123.

The following map shows all of the places in Washington, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington, PA (2.54k out of 12.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,888 ± 242

  2. Black

    377 ± 138

  3. Two Or More

    255 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.36k

2017 Value

± 474

0.411%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington, PA grew at a rate of 0.411%, from 6.33k employees to 6.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (835 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (795 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (639 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (835 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (795 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Washington, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.93 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,583), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.36k

2017 Value

± 474

0.411%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington, PA grew at a rate of 0.411%, from 6.33k employees to 6.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Accommodation & Food Services (965 people), and Retail Trade (813 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington, PA, though some of these residents may live in Washington, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Washington, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Accommodation & Food Services (965 people), and Retail Trade (813 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Washington, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.82 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.99 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($129,327), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,429), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,422).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90% of the population of Washington, PA has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.815% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Washington, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Washington, PA see 1318 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1301 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1612 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1072 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,318 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see an average of 1,318 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,301 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10%

Uninsured

41.7%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.815%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington, PA declined by 15% from 11.8% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Washington, PA is home to a population of 13.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.46% of Washington, PA residents were born outside of the country (335 people).

In 2017, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 684 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington, PA was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Washington, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washington, PA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.46%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

335 people

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

381 people

As of 2017, 2.46% of Washington, PA residents (335 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington, PA was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Washington, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington, PA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10.8k ± 272

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.77k ± 265

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    684 ± 165

In 2017, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 684 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    277 ± 83

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    163 ± 65

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    130 ± 61

Washington, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Washington, PA awarded 298 degrees. The student population of Washington, PA is skewed towards men, with 737 male students and 675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington, PA are White (252 and 86.9%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 4.48%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.14%), and Asian (7 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in Washington, PA by number of degrees awarded are Washington & Jefferson College (298 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington, PA are General Psychology (36 and 12.1%), General Business (28 and 9.4%), and Accounting (20 and 6.71%).

The median tuition costs in Washington, PA are $46,048 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington, PA was General Psychology with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Washington, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

298 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$46,048

Median Private

In 2017, the Washington, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington & Jefferson College with 298 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

142

Degrees Awarded to Men

156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 142 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington, PA, which is 0.91 times less than the 156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Washington, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    252 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington, PA were to White students. These 252 degrees mean that there were 19.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington, PA was $95,900 in 2017, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $95,900, a 0.947% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington, PA is 46.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington, PA have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,900

2017 Median

± $6,039

$95,000

2016 Median

± $4,560

In 2017, the median property value in Washington, PA grew to to $95,900 from the previous year's value of $95,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$35,858

Median Household Income

± $3,390

5.57k

Number of Households

± 404

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.57k households in Washington, PA declined from $35,858 from the previous year's value of $36,512.

The following chart displays the households in Washington, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washington, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

46.1%

2017 Homeownership

44.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.1% of the housing units in Washington, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington, PA have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Washington, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.7%

  2. Walked

    13.7%

  3. Carpooled

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington, PA was Drove Alone (69.7%), followed by those who Walked (13.7%) and those who Carpooled (10.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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