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Washington County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 22,070 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 20,670 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,205
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,334
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,069
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,202 (it was 1,987 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (48.9%), Educational, health and social services (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 10,805  (49.0%)
Females: 11,265  (51.0%)
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Washington County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,185 ($39,103 in 1999)

This county:

$56185
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $526 (lower quartile is $405, upper quartile is $687)
This county:

$526
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,348 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$124,348
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,596 - $189,816

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $154,332
Here:

$154,332
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,145
Here:

$168,145
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $110,316
Here:

$110,316
State:

$120,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,619
Here:

$89,619
State:

$118,952

Mobile homes: $18,976
Here:

$18,976
State:

$46,008
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,131
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Institutionalized population: 296

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 21
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 33
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $147,200

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: $1,896 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,687 (1.5%)

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: 8.9%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 19.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.7%
Washington County:

8.7%
Iowa:

12.7%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $643 a month.

Cities in this county include: Washington, Kalona, Wellman, Riverside, Brighton, Ainsworth, Crawfordsville, West Chester.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Washington County: Hopewell (A), White Pigeon (B), Springfield (C), Baden (D), Divide (E), Butler (F), Walden (G), Lancaster (H), Checauqua River Access (I), Dumonts' Museum of Dreamworld Collectibles (J), Keokuk County Farm (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington County include: Saint Elizabeths Church (A), Saints Peter and Paul Church (B), Union Chapel (C), Bethel Church (D), White Oak Church (E), Hopewell Friends Church (F), Mennonite Church (G), Mount Zion Church (H), South Keokuk Church of Brethren (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Altman Cemetery (1), Baden Cemetery (2), Bailey Cemetery (3), Ollie Cemetery (4), Pennington Cemetery (5), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (6), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Yenruogis (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Branch Creek (A), Bridge Creek (B), Cedar Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Coal Creek (E), Sugar Creek (F), Steady Run (G), South Skunk River (H), Smith Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington County include: Achilles Rogers Historical Marker (1), Manhatten Bridge County Park (2), Pool Wildlife Area (3), Belva-Deer Recreation Area (4), Coffman Wood Preserve (5), South Skunk River State Wildlife Area (6), Spainer Br Skunk River State Wildlife Area (7), Lake Yenruogis County Park (8), Bond Hill County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Henry County , Iowa County , Jasper County , Keokuk County , Madison County , Putnam County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 584
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 310 (26% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 100
  • 1990 to 1994: 37
  • 1985 to 1989: 18
  • 1980 to 1984: 63
  • 1975 to 1979: 25
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 54

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,652
  • One, attached: 93
  • Two: 299
  • 3 or 4: 420
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 87
  • 20 or more: 223
  • Mobile homes: 592
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 2,715 (301 second mortgage, 265 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,663

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,17020
Evangelical Protestant4,15030
Catholic3,9564
Other1893
None9,239-
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: 4
Washington County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Washington County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 279 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $145,682
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $122,587
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,339
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.01%
Corn for grain: 119703 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 790 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 101560 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 125 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2457706.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/20/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from Washington County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 266.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the 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 310.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.7 miles away from Washington County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 284.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1737): January 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Incident Period: May 8, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1121): June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 18, 1990 to July 6, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-868): May 26, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-868, 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: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 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 (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (51%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Guyana (4%)

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

  • German (40%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,690 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 1,455 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0%)
  • Walked: 392 (4%)
  • Other means: 59 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 953 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 386 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 270 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,535.

6.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.43% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($30,617 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($8,237 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.59%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, IA  1.88% ($31,553 average AGI)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.37% ($23,656)
from Henry County, IA  0.34% ($129,724)
from Linn County, IA  0.23% ($39,000)
from Muscatine County, IA  0.15% ($47,462)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.14% ($27,417)
from Louisa County, IA  0.13% ($26,818)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.10% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($23,675 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($13,035 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.57%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, IA  1.54% ($33,282 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.38% ($38,938)
to Henry County, IA  0.29% ($23,640)
to Keokuk County, IA  0.25% ($27,333)
to Muscatine County, IA  0.18% ($32,600)
to Louisa County, IA  0.16% ($32,786)
to Polk County, IA  0.15% ($14,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
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: 4,107 (3,662 aged, 445 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 345 (6%)

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, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (423)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (189)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (180)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (168)
  • Unspecified dementia (145)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (138)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (134)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (125)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (115)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (74)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8732.390
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 319.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23572.77

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1328.240
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1132.500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,394
  • In family households: 18,003 (4,574 male householders, 1,300 female householders)
    4,853 spouses, 6,247 children (5,800 natural, 184 adopted, 263 stepchildren), 204 grandchildren, 130 brothers or sisters, 97 parents, 129 other relatives, 405 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,391 (1,325 male householders (1,070 living alone)), 1,542 female householders (1,380 living alone)), 524 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 310 (296 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,894 2-persons, 1,127 3-persons, 1,045 4-persons, 485 5-persons, 180 6-persons, 143 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,450 1-person, 344 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

4,352 married couples with children.
764 single-parent households (225 men, 539 women).

93.4% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $114,940,000 ($5396 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,357,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,300,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,646,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,452,000
Federal grants: $13,436,000
Federal procurement contracts: $809,000 ($30,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,296,000 ($4,933,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,369,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,845,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,524,000

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

Births: 1,618
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,201
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +77
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +324
Here +15 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.53 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 146
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,529
  • 1990 to 1999: 955
  • 1980 to 1989: 583
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,098
  • 1960 to 1969: 877
  • 1950 to 1959: 667
  • 1940 to 1949: 396
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,280
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 529
  • 5 rooms: 1,096
  • 6 rooms: 1,453
  • 7 rooms: 1,197
  • 8 rooms: 824
  • 9+ rooms: 841
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 177
  • 3 rooms: 379
  • 4 rooms: 486
  • 5 rooms: 332
  • 6 rooms: 172
  • 7 rooms: 190
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 120
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,391
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,755
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,425
  • 5+ bedrooms: 330
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 565
  • 2 bedrooms: 694
  • 3 bedrooms: 430
  • 4 bedrooms: 216
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 162
  • 1 vehicle: 1,412
  • 2 vehicles: 2,753
  • 3 vehicles: 1,243
  • 4 vehicles: 348
  • 5+ vehicles: 151
  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 897
  • 2 vehicles: 531
  • 3 vehicles: 149
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

62% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Iowa.

Washington County:

61.7%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 16625
  • Northeast: 212
  • Midwest: 2214
  • South: 588
  • West: 671

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,700


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 (59.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.8%)
  • Electricity (9.6%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

8.3%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

9.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

18.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,420,000
    General - Other: $252,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,213,000
    Regular Highways: $3,538,000
    Health - Other: $2,439,000
    Police Protection: $1,292,000
    General - Other: $716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $693,000
    Central Staff Services: $640,000
    Financial Administration: $608,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $504,000
    Parks and Recreation: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $521,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,294,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,213,000
    All Other: $696,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $178,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,413,000
    All Other: $284,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $301,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $257,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,370,000
    General Local Government Support: $942,000
    Health and Hospitals: $726,000
    All Other: $416,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,174,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $638,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $237,000
    Other License: $54,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,574,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,381,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,059,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,282,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 276
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 256
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 183
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 41
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 108
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 126
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Washington County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17982.9 years
John17679.5 years
Robert12774.5 years
William11978.5 years
Charles11278.2 years
Helen8384.1 years
James7374.4 years
Ruth7284.3 years
George6981.6 years
Donald6872.6 years
Most common last names in Washington County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller19480.6 years
Yoder14481.7 years
Gingerich6681.0 years
Smith4678.1 years
Davis4580.1 years
Swartzendrub4482.3 years
Johnson3981.2 years
Jones3980.2 years
Bender3781.8 years
Brenneman3583.7 years
Businesses in Washington County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2New Balance2
Ashley Furniture1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Curves2SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Super 81
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1