City Information

City of Washington, Pennsylvania  “An Ideal Place to Live and Work”

Form of Government Third Class City
Population 13,663
City Area 3 1/3 Square Miles
Climate Mean annual temperature, 51.7° F; average rainfall, 40.8 inches; average snowfall, 41,0 inches
Altitude 1,156 feet above sea level
Parks Washington Park – 255 acres of beautiful woodland with facilities for all kinds of sports and swimming and walking trails
Playgrounds Three playgrounds located throughout the City with supervised summer programs
Newspaper One daily – Observer Reporter
Radio Stations Two plus Comcast Cable TV – WJPA, WKEG
Highway U.S. 19 and 40; State Routes 18, 844 and 136; and Intersection of Interstates 70 and 79
Hospital Washington Hospital with new Cancer and Cardiac Centers
Library Citizens Library and Cultural Center
Schools 2 public – Washington High School, Washington Park School and 1 parochial – JFK
Washington & Jefferson College – 1500 Students
Churches 45 churches representing 21 denominations
Police and Fire The City is served by full-time Police and Fire Departments
Public Transit Fixed bus routes locally and to downtown Pittsburgh; specialized transit services throughout the county for eligible riders
Within 5 miles of Meadow Casino, Tanger Outlets, Crown Center Mall