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Washington is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area, also known as Utah's Dixie because the Mormon pioneers that settled the St. George area came to the area to raise cotton, which was milled at the cotton mill in Washington. The population was 8,186 at the 2000 census, and 18,761 as of the 2010 Census. Washington is a suburb of St. George, and is the second largest city in Washington County.The city administration has tried to encourage the use of the name "Washington City" in recent years, relying on old pioneer documents from the 19th Century that use that term, but many cities haphazardly added "City" to early documents when it was never intended that the cities involved use "City" as part of their names. The U.S. Post Office lists "Washington, UT 84780."GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.5 square miles (85.2 km²), of which 32.5 square miles (85.1 km²) is land and 0.07 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.10%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 8,186 people, 2,614 households, and 2,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 259.7 people per square mile (100.2/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.31% White, 0.37% African American, 1.71% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.Washington is in Utah (UT). Explore the family-friendly attractions of Washington and add them to your vacation plans using our United States online trip itinerary builder .
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