Washington is located in southeast Iowa 30 minutes south of Iowa City and is rich in community spirit. The population, according to the 2017 census, is 7,395.

  • In 1995 Washington has been rated as "One of 100 Best Small Towns in America".
  • In 2002 Washington was named in Crampton's book "Making Your Move to One of America's Best Small Towns".
  • A Tree City USA Community
  • In 2008 Washington became a Main Street Community
  • In 2014 Kirkwood Community College opened a Washington Regional Center
  • In 2016 the State Theatre was recognized as the oldest continuously operating cinema theatre by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The History

Washington was founded in 1839 as the county seat of the Washington County. As of 2014, the town has celebrated its 175th anniversary, only 5 years behind the oldest city in Iowa, Dubuque, Iowa.


Washington Community School District

St. James Catholic School

Kirkwood Community College

Washington Community Center

Washington Community Hospitals & Clinics

Chamber of Commerce

Main Street Washington


City of Washington






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