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Washington County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 220,792 (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: 232 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.0%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 110,345  (50.0%)
Females: 110,447  (50.0%)

Washington County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,073 ($34,691 in 1999)

This county:

$42073
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $553 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $726)
This county:

$553
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,600 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Washington:

$148,600
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,200 - $231,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,125
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,106 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $882 (0.7%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.8% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.3% for other race residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Washington County:

22.5%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.3% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.1% for other race residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 21 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

2012 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.6 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:

3.4%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,706 (20% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

7.4%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,529
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,341
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,511
  • 1980 to 1984: 995
  • 1975 to 1979: 480
  • 1970 to 1974: 259
  • 1970 to 1974: 147
  • 1965 to 1969: 444

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: 40,584
  • One, attached: 1,901
  • Two: 3,827
  • 3 or 4: 2,448
  • 5 to 9: 3,004
  • 10 to 19: 4,235
  • 20 or more: 2,576
  • Mobile homes: 5,643
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 112

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 18,456 (1,661 second mortgage, 1,257 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,185

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

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:

  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1975): May 2, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1516): May 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3159): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-375): April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-375, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 27, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-321): January 27, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-321, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Micronesia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Malaysia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,128 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 10,119 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 319 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 26 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 106 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 227 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,995 (3%)
  • Other means: 466 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,690 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $46,150.

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

4.32% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,164 average AGI)
3.77% relocated from other states ($17,868 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.77%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, AR  2.10% ($33,096 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.28% ($42,911)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.26% ($27,803)
from Madison County, AR  0.24% ($29,543)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($31,892)
from Pope County, AR  0.11% ($26,542)
from Carroll County, AR  0.11% ($25,486)


7.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($137 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

3.95% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($18,243 average AGI)
3.78% relocated to other states ($20,501 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.78%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, AR  2.28% ($37,183 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.35% ($31,269)
to Sebastian County, AR  0.19% ($66,935)
to Madison County, AR  0.17% ($29,198)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.10% ($34,058)
to Dallas County, TX  0.09% ($37,702)
to Crawford County, AR  0.08% ($25,589)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2270)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1410)
  • 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: 195,502
  • In family households: 157,417 (34,356 male householders, 13,703 female householders)
    36,206 spouses, 56,422 children (51,465 natural, 1,665 adopted, 3,292 stepchildren), 3,656 grandchildren, 2,354 brothers or sisters, 1,515 parents, 3,245 other relatives, 4,769 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,085 (14,196 male householders (9,955 living alone)), 14,134 female householders (11,062 living alone)), 9,755 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,563 (1,748 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 19,606 2-persons, 10,721 3-persons, 9,321 4-persons, 4,858 5-persons, 2,008 6-persons, 1,545 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,017 1-person, 5,550 2-persons, 1,229 3-persons, 432 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

27,842 married couples with children.
7,967 single-parent households (1,971 men, 5,996 women).

89.5% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $748,156,000 ($4298 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:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,495
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,198
  • 1990 to 1999: 24,695
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,012
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,175
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,860
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,724
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,104
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,646
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 76
  • 2 rooms: 343
  • 3 rooms: 1,052
  • 4 rooms: 3,647
  • 5 rooms: 11,060
  • 6 rooms: 9,302
  • 7 rooms: 5,118
  • 8 rooms: 2,800
  • 9+ rooms: 2,350
  • 1 room: 662
  • 2 rooms: 2,629
  • 3 rooms: 4,786
  • 4 rooms: 8,264
  • 5 rooms: 4,813
  • 6 rooms: 2,070
  • 7 rooms: 669
  • 8 rooms: 334
  • 9+ rooms: 176
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 123
  • 1 bedroom: 1,124
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,607
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,014
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,099
  • 5+ bedrooms: 781
  • no bedroom: 891
  • 1 bedroom: 6,024
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,269
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,411
  • 4 bedrooms: 685
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,117
  • 1 vehicle: 8,984
  • 2 vehicles: 17,663
  • 3 vehicles: 6,094
  • 4 vehicles: 1,510
  • 5+ vehicles: 380
  • no vehicle: 2,306
  • 1 vehicle: 12,259
  • 2 vehicles: 7,637
  • 3 vehicles: 1,676
  • 4 vehicles: 370
  • 5+ vehicles: 155

44% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Arkansas.

Washington County:

44.5%
State average:

54.0%

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

  • This state: 81435
  • Northeast: 4390
  • Midwest: 19634
  • South: 25622
  • West: 13901

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.4%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.3%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Utility gas (51.4%)
  • Electricity (42.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,048
Here:

6.1%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 436
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 939
Here:

6.9%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,663,000
  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $6,246,000
    Regular Highways: $6,058,000
    Police Protection: $5,567,000
    Financial Administration: $2,640,000
    Libraries: $1,814,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,784,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,570,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    General - Other: $956,000
    Fire Protection: $815,000
    Health Services - Other: $218,000
    Solid Waste Management: $187,000
    Welfare - Other: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,452,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $20,705,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,086,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,164,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,623,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,756,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,445,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,677,000
    All Other: $1,949,000
    General Support: $306,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $38,958,000
    Property: $12,041,000
    Public Utilities: $86,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,450,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,465,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $15,825,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,090,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,301,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,288,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,524,000

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
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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"