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Washington County, Illinois (IL)


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County population in 2012: 14,598 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 15,148 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,588
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,192
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,739
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,146 (it was 1,109 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 563 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Manufacturing (13.4%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Illinois:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,373  (50.8%)
Females: 7,343  (49.2%)

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Washington County,IL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,412 ($40,932 in 1999)
This county:

$47412
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $404 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $502)
This county:

$404
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,192 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Washington County:

$100,192
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,023 - $153,678

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $150,872
Here:

$150,872
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $592,835
Here:

$592,835
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $61,480
Here:

$61,480
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,454
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $355

Institutionalized population: 202

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,880 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,357 (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 2009: 11.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.5% for Black residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.

Cities in this county include: Nashville, Okawville, Irvington, Ashley, Hoyleton, Radom, Richview, Addieville, Du Bois, Oakdale.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Washington County: Ponderosa Picnic Area (A), The Pines Picnic Area (B), Venedy Station (C), Lake View Picnic Area (D), Lazy L Picnic Area (E), Little Bear Camping Area (F), Lookout Point Picnic Area (G), Unverfehrt Stock Farm (H), Bolo Townhall (I), Lively Grove Townhall (J), Pilot Knob Townhall (K), Black Diamond Vineyards (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington County include: Saint Anthonys Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Olive Branch Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Verner Family Cemetery (1), Beaucoup Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Brick Cemetery (4), Zetsche Cemetery (5), Zion Cemetery (6), Kennedy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ashley Lake (A), Grewe Lake (B), Turkey Lake (C), Muddy Lake (D), Swan Lake (E), Lanes Lake (F), Clear Lake (G), Temmes Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Sipple Slough (B), Sewer Creek (C), Carson Branch (D), Buckingham Branch (E), Brushy Creek (F), Beaver Pond Creek (G), Back Creek (H), Archie Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington County include: Posen Woods Nature Preserve (1), Washington County State Conservation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clinton County , Jefferson County , Marion County , Perry County , Randolph County , St. Clair County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 689
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 86 (64% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

0.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.3%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 1,679 (112 second mortgage, 72 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,628

Here:

50.8% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.93%
Here77.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,805
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents4,540 (38.5%)2,768 (23.4%)2,342 (19.8%)1,026 (8.7%)744 (6.3%)
Congregations6 (14.3%)7 (16.7%)11 (26.2%)6 (14.3%)5 (11.9%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents201 (1.7%)59 (0.5%)56 (0.5%)49 (0.4%)20 (0.2%)
Congregations2 (4.8%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)2 (4.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Washington County - Nashville, Okawville, Irvington, Ashley, Hoyleton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Washington County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Washington County:

7.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

12.1%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 440 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,380
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $161.97
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,347
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,344
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 29.47%
Corn for grain: 93145 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 59098 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 151289 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 41 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 2.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1985, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 62% 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 81.0 miles away from the 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 86.6 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 83.4 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 90.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 71.2 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:


The number of natural disasters in Washington County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,060 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 650 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (1%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 184 (2%)
  • Other means: 82 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 528 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,154.

5.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.52% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($27,696 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($8,992 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.39%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Clair County, IL  1.17% ($38,155 average AGI)
from Marion County, IL  0.76% ($33,978)
from Clinton County, IL  0.59% ($40,861)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.48% ($30,172)
from Perry County, IL  0.38% ($34,609)
from Randolph County, IL  0.21% ($27,846)


6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.67% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,263 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($9,133 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.51%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Clair County, IL  1.00% ($28,918 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.66% ($35,725)
to Marion County, IL  0.58% ($35,429)
to Clinton County, IL  0.56% ($37,118)
to Madison County, IL  0.39% ($37,875)
to Perry County, IL  0.33% ($30,800)
to Randolph County, IL  0.28% ($26,588)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,598 (2,344 aged, 254 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3563.870
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 383.5
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59594.02

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1052.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998.530

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60.31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,470

Size of family households: 1,960 2-persons, 915 3-persons, 752 4-persons, 345 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,535 1-person, 240 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

96.2% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,823,000 ($5609 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,314,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,443,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,039,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,978,000
Federal grants: $8,971,000
Federal procurement contracts: $855,000 ($98,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,537,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,056,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,824,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,240,000

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

Births: 901
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 865
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -241
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.60 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 608
  • 5 rooms: 1,288
  • 6 rooms: 1,188
  • 7 rooms: 802
  • 8 rooms: 417
  • 9+ rooms: 334
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 320
  • 5 rooms: 284
  • 6 rooms: 194
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,353
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,452
  • 4 bedrooms: 616
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 181
  • 2 bedrooms: 450
  • 3 bedrooms: 345
  • 4 bedrooms: 106
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 1,180
  • 2 vehicles: 2,101
  • 3 vehicles: 899
  • 4 vehicles: 298
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 106
  • 1 vehicle: 469
  • 2 vehicles: 393
  • 3 vehicles: 119
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

66% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Illinois.

Washington County:

66.5%
State average:

58.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (42.5%)
  • Electricity (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.3%)
  • Wood (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

19.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

0.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

10.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Washington County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14780.6 years
John14278.6 years
Mary12881.0 years
Anna9784.4 years
Walter8377.4 years
Edward7880.0 years
Fred7881.1 years
Helen7681.1 years
Frank6881.4 years
Emma6686.4 years
Most common last names in Washington County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer4978.0 years
Smith4879.2 years
Hake2980.4 years
Frederking2679.4 years
Miller2480.8 years
Maschhoff2476.7 years
Thompson2477.5 years
Jones2376.9 years
Schmidt2281.2 years
Doelling2279.4 years
Businesses in Washington County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Kroger1U-Haul1
Browse common businesses in Washington County, IL

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