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Washington County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 231,996 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 157,715 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,377
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,387
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,748
Renter-occupied apartments: 33,625 (it was 24,403 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

33%

Land area: 950 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 244 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Washington County, AR (2017)
    • 164,994104.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 39,07624.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,8815.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,0373.8%Two or more races
    • 5,9933.8%Asian alone
    • 4,3582.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2,1321.4%Some other race alone
    • 1,5251.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

32.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 116,584  (50.3%)
Females: 115,412  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,169 ($34,691 in 1999)
This county:

$50,169
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $617 (lower quartile is $485, upper quartile is $816)
This county:

$617
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,200 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Washington:

$172,200
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,000 - $271,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $222,280
Here:

$222,280
State:

$171,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,209
Here:

$187,209
State:

$172,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,186
Here:

$127,186
State:

$189,550

Mobile homes: $85,633
Here:

$85,633
State:

$74,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,184
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $396

Institutionalized population: 1,748

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 156
  • Burglaries: 223
  • Thefts: 367
  • Auto thefts: 90

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 102
  • Burglaries: 217
  • Thefts: 400
  • Auto thefts: 46
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Health of residents in Washington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
65.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 885 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1998: 892 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1999: 1127 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2000: 944 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2001: 996 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2002: 934 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2003: 1748 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2004: 1600 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2005: 1633 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2006: 1354 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2007: 1121 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2008: 598 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2009: 497 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2010: 409 buildings, average cost: $258,900
  • 2011: 441 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2012: 642 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2013: 792 buildings, average cost: $249,400
  • 2014: 1026 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2015: 957 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2016: 1151 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2017: 1297 buildings, average cost: $240,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, AR residents
Average permit cost in Washington, AR
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,227 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,125 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.2%
Washington County:

14.2%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.5% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 32.3 years old
(Males: 31.3 years old, Females: 33.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.6 years old, Black residents: 20.3 years old, American Indian residents: 38.4 years old, Asian residents: 23.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 23.6 years old)

Area name: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $807 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fayetteville, Springdale, Farmington, Prairie Grove, Johnson, West Fork, Lincoln, Elkins, Elm Springs, Tontitown.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Camden County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Washington, AR
County total employment by year in Washington, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Washington, AR

Current college students: 16,443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,141 (29.2% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

10.4%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,6552010 or later
  • 7,3272000 to 2009
  • 6,5511990 to 1999
  • 2,5061980 to 1989
  • 7391970 to 1979
  • 591Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.5%

Washington County marital status for males Washington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 61,380
  • One, attached: 2,449
  • Two: 3,119
  • 3 or 4: 4,652
  • 5 to 9: 5,531
  • 10 to 19: 9,030
  • 20 to 49: 1,862
  • 50 or more: 1,963
  • Mobile homes: 3,757

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 30,318 (748 second mortgage, 1,620 home equity loan, 430 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,460

Here:

63.8% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant68,218208
Catholic25,1344
Mainline Protestant16,42837
Other4,54324
Black Protestant6261
Orthodox3001
None87,816-
Washington County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Washington County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Washington County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 190
This county:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

6.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

25.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 131 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $112,012
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $50.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,630
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,773
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 30.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.24%
All wheat for grain: 173 harvested acres
Vegetables: 167 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 490 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from Washington County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.7 miles away from Washington County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 270.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1516: May 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 21, 1996 to April 22, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1111: April 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1111, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 92,786 (79.7%)
  • Carpooled: 16,292 (14.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 340 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 912 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 543 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,339 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,206 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (13%)
  • El Salvador (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • American (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Washington County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 3,755 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,184 people in nursing homes
  • 294 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 194 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 194 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 157 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 50 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 41 people in state prisons
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 17 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Washington County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 5,407 people in college/university student housing
  • 902 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 524 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 254 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 99 people in state prisons
  • 84 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 81 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,726.

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.43% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($24,039 average AGI)
3.76% relocated from other states ($23,993 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.76%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, AR  2.22% ($46,030 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.35% ($54,063)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.28% ($36,953)
from Madison County, AR  0.20% ($32,321)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.12% ($49,132)
from Carroll County, AR  0.11% ($33,024)
from Crawford County, AR  0.10% ($39,813)


8.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,987 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Arkansas average:

0.04%

4.28% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($22,819 average AGI)
4.21% relocated to other states ($25,844 average AGI)
Washington County:

4.21%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, AR  2.75% ($50,558 average AGI)
to Madison County, AR  0.25% ($36,127)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.23% ($40,497)
to Sebastian County, AR  0.17% ($39,470)
to Dallas County, TX  0.13% ($43,461)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($40,874)
to Crawford County, AR  0.09% ($41,129)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Washington County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,291 (17,208 aged, 5,083 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,243 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Washington County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,270)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,410)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (878)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (849)
  • Unspecified dementia (645)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (622)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (527)
  • Congestive heart failure (504)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (414)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (409)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.6
  • Poisoning - 32.2
  • Suffocation - 19.0
  • Other - 2.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 231,996
  • In family households: 182,728 (28,251 male householders, 27,240 female householders)
    40,033 spouses, 62,378 children (57,896 natural, 1,227 adopted, 3,255 stepchildren), 2,283 grandchildren, 4,752 brothers or sisters, 7,530 parents, 4,746 other relatives, 5,515 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41,208 (14,533 male householders (9,754 living alone)), 15,266 female householders (12,191 living alone)), 11,409 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,060

Size of family households: 24,286 2-persons, 11,578 3-persons, 9,963 4-persons, 6,099 5-persons, 2,178 6-persons, 1,387 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,945 1-person, 6,573 2-persons, 1,021 3-persons, 260 4-persons.

35,505 married couples with children.
15,345 single-parent households (6,295 men, 9,050 women).

82.2% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
13.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $748,156,000 ($4,298 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $64,853,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $326,143,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,262,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,112,000
Federal grants: $163,602,000
Federal procurement contracts: $49,826,000 ($28,928,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $82,211,000 ($5,544,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,782,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $134,983,000
Federal Government insurance: $67,854,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 14,743
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,323
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,748
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,750
Here:

+54 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 24.65 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Year house built in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Washington County, Arkansas
  • 3,8402014 or later
  • 4,6102010 to 2013
  • 20,3882000 to 2009
  • 21,3651990 to 1999
  • 14,8931980 to 1989
  • 12,8241970 to 1979
  • 5,8931960 to 1969
  • 3,6491950 to 1959
  • 1,6841940 to 1949
  • 4,5971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Arkansas
  • 1351 room
  • 1252 rooms
  • 2673 rooms
  • 2,9954 rooms
  • 12,1045 rooms
  • 10,3546 rooms
  • 8,3917 rooms
  • 4,8948 rooms
  • 8,5139+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
  • 1,7821 room
  • 2,3522 rooms
  • 7,0933 rooms
  • 11,4834 rooms
  • 7,3165 rooms
  • 4,1256 rooms
  • 1,9727 rooms
  • 8108 rooms
  • 5799+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Arkansas
  • 135no bedroom
  • 7341 bedroom
  • 5,5582 bedrooms
  • 28,3933 bedrooms
  • 11,1624 bedrooms
  • 1,7965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
  • 1,782no bedroom
  • 8,2011 bedroom
  • 15,8412 bedrooms
  • 9,5943 bedrooms
  • 1,9004 bedrooms
  • 1945+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,415no vehicle
  • 9,4021 vehicle
  • 22,2682 vehicles
  • 10,3213 vehicles
  • 2,8554 vehicles
  • 1,5175+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,436no vehicle
  • 18,2371 vehicle
  • 12,3832 vehicles
  • 2,6223 vehicles
  • 6984 vehicles
  • 1365+ vehicles

79.8% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Arkansas.

Washington County:

79.8%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 113,518
  • Other state: 92,248
  • Northeast: 6,560
  • Midwest: 26,966
  • South: 39,286
  • West: 19,436
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.9%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.7%Electricity
  • 34.7%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,094
Here:

4.5%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 638
Here:

5.7%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,392
Here:

11.5%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $523,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,935,000
    Police Protection: $7,590,000
    Regular Highways: $7,308,000
    Financial Administration: $4,094,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,971,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,684,000
    General - Other: $2,593,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,182,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000
    Libraries: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,059,000
    Highways: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,305,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $30,683,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,620,000
    Other - Health - Other: $563,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,585,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $92,570,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,015,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,300,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,091,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,626,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $369,000
    General - Other: $303,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,555,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,086,000
    Other: $522,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,308,000
    Property: $19,490,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,738,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $523,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,935,000
    Police Protection: $7,590,000
    Regular Highways: $7,308,000
    Financial Administration: $4,094,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,971,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,684,000
    General - Other: $2,593,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,182,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000
    Libraries: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,059,000
    Highways: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,305,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $30,683,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,620,000
    Other - Health - Other: $563,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,585,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $92,570,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,015,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,300,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,091,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,626,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $369,000
    General - Other: $303,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,555,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,086,000
    Other: $522,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,308,000
    Property: $19,490,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,738,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $523,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,935,000
    Police Protection: $7,590,000
    Regular Highways: $7,308,000
    Financial Administration: $4,094,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,971,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,684,000
    General - Other: $2,593,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,182,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000
    Libraries: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,059,000
    Highways: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,305,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $30,683,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,620,000
    Other - Health - Other: $563,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,585,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $92,570,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,015,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,300,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,091,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,626,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $369,000
    General - Other: $303,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,555,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,086,000
    Other: $522,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,308,000
    Property: $19,490,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,738,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $523,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,935,000
    Police Protection: $7,590,000
    Regular Highways: $7,308,000
    Financial Administration: $4,094,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,971,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,684,000
    General - Other: $2,593,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,182,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000
    Libraries: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,059,000
    Highways: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,305,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $30,683,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,620,000
    Other - Health - Other: $563,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,585,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $92,570,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,015,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,300,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,091,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,626,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $369,000
    General - Other: $303,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,555,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,086,000
    Other: $522,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,308,000
    Property: $19,490,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,738,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,991
  • Number of aged recipients: 254
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,737
  • Number of recipients under 18: 643
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,882
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 466
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,160
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,348
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,319$132,4671,082$167,8314,327$155,637349$48,18936$1,102,417655$157,86087$35,241
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$123,03861$125,262208$159,60142$54,0000$013$124,84623$71,391
APPLICATIONS DENIED222$117,514207$128,1641,223$163,282132$27,1972$810,000119$139,83248$63,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN103$128,330115$171,922779$164,76435$68,3710$069$113,5946$226,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$137,07141$122,585162$168,21017$70,8820$015$96,7332$102,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED129$180,822133$189,9706$116,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$186,10047$185,1284$156,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$187,55022$162,5002$142,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$184,8008$214,3750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$185,8898$157,1254$136,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, AR - Value
Most common first names in Washington County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James78571.7 years
William73176.5 years
John70674.0 years
Mary64279.6 years
Robert48572.4 years
Charles39173.9 years
George30475.1 years
Ruth23280.8 years
Helen21479.6 years
Dorothy20477.1 years
Most common last names in Washington County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith47874.5 years
Johnson27076.6 years
Jones24774.6 years
Brown19078.3 years
Davis18674.7 years
Williams18076.2 years
Clark14876.4 years
Phillips14675.4 years
Reed14277.0 years
Miller14077.5 years
Businesses in Washington County, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
ALDO1Lowe's2
AT&T9Marriott2
Abercrombie & Fitch1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's11
Aeropostale1Motel 61
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance4
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Arby's4Nike2
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone3Office Depot1
Banana Republic1OfficeMax1
Barnes & Noble1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster2Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King4Papa John's Pizza2
Catherines1Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A4Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Cinnabon 1Popeyes1
Clarion1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos2
Cricket Wireless5RadioShack3
Curves2Red Lobster1
DHL2Red Robin1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In11
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears3
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Fashion Bug1Sleep Inn1
FedEx23Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks2
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC2Subway13
GameStop2Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile4
Goodwill4T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell7
H&R Block9Talbots1
Hardee's3Target1
Haworth1The Room Place2
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn4Travelodge2
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul17
Hot Topic1UPS25
IHOP1Vans4
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York8Village Inn1
Journeys1Waffle House1
Justice1Walgreens7
KFC3Walmart5
Kohl's1Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture2World Gym1
LensCrafters1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"