Washington, North Carolina

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Washington is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 12,946 at the 2008 census. It is the county seat of Beaufort County[3]. The closest major city is Greenville,[3] approximately 20 miles to the west.

Established in 1776 in land donated by Col. James Bonner, Washington is the first city named after George Washington, the first president of the United States.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,583 people, 3,968 households, and 2,468 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,475.2 people per square mile (569.2/km²). There were 4,399 housing units at an average density of 677.2/sq mi (261.3/km²). The racial composition of the city was: 51.78% White, 45.50% Black or African American, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino American, 0.49% Asian American, 0.17% Native American, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 1.04% some other race, and 1.00% two or more races.

There were 3,968 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.8 males.

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