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Washington County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 150,292 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 131,923 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 25,463
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,985
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 32,630
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,239 (it was 17,096 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 458 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 328 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 105.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Washington County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 76,188  (50.7%)
Females: 74,104  (49.3%)

Washington County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,250 ($40,617 in 1999)

This county:

$54,250
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $725 (lower quartile is $550, upper quartile is $968)
This county:

$725
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $202,700 (it was $113,500 in 2000)
Washington:

$202,700
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,800 - $282,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $258,751
Here:

$258,751
State:

$417,946

Townhouses or other attached units: $181,443
Here:

$181,443
State:

$249,949

In 2-unit structures: $363,706
Here:

$363,706
State:

$206,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,020
Here:

$190,020
State:

$218,381

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,350
Here:

$125,350
State:

$258,956

Mobile homes: $61,148
Here:

$61,148
State:

$73,685
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,387
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $398

Institutionalized population: 7,731

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 138
  • Burglaries: 275
  • Thefts: 878
  • Auto thefts: 86

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 159
  • Burglaries: 280
  • Thefts: 722
  • Auto thefts: 105
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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.
70.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
45.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 559 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2001: 834 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2002: 978 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2003: 1001 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 1211 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2007: 407 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2008: 225 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2009: 163 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2010: 194 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2011: 160 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2012: 163 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2013: 277 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2014: 194 buildings, average cost: $222,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,036 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,919 (1.0%)

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 2016: 14.0%
Washington County:

14.0%
Maryland:

9.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.5 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 33.3 years old, American Indian residents: 57.5 years old, Asian residents: 34.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.5 years old)

Area name: Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $874 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hagerstown, District 10, Funkstown, Halfway, District 3, Hagerstown, District 25, Hagerstown, District 17, Hagerstown, District 21, Hagerstown, District 22, Hagerstown, Robinwood, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills.

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

2012 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Washington County: Cecil County Dragway (A), Camp Rodney (B), Cassidy Wharf (C), Cecil County Central Landfill (D), College Green (E), Conowingo Station (F), Kincaid Farm (G), Meadows Farm (H), Chestnut Lane Farms (I), Rumbleway Farm (J), Tosh Farms (K), Spring Fed Farm (L), Orrs Acres (M), Ford Farms (N), England Farms (O), Pleasant View Farms (P), Albeck Farms (Q), Long Green Farms (R), Wil-O-Mar Farms (S), Quiet Acres Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northeast Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Washington County include: Asbury United Methodist Church (A), Bethel United Methodist Church (B), Big Elk Chapel (C), Baptist Bible Church (D), Bethel Lutheran Church (E), Boulden Chapel (F), Brick Meeting House (G), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (H), Charlestown Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rosebank Cemetery (1), Boot Hill Cemetery (2), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (3), Leeds Cemetery (4), Veazey Cemetery (5), Krauss Cemetery (6), Sharpes Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Metton Pond (B), Perryville Reservoir (C), Plum Creek Pond (D), Rising Sun Community Pond (E), Mason-Dixon Sand and Gravel Reservoir (F), Stancill Incorporated Reservoir (G), Rising Sun Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Great Bohemia Creek (A), Perch Creek (B), Hen Island Creek (C), Bohemia River (D), Muddy Creek (E), Octoraro Creek (F), Basin Run (G), Cabin John Creek (H), Pearce Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington County include: Grove Point Wildlife Sanctuary (1), Plumpton Park Zoological Gardens (2), Courthouse Point Managed Hunting Area (3), Earleville Wildlife Management Area (4), Elk Forest Wildlife Management Area (5), Spot Rock Park (6), Stubbs Hill Regional Park (7), Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area (8), Susquehanna State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chester County, Pennsylvania , Monongalia County, West Virginia , Ritchie County, West Virginia , Logan County, Illinois , Lewis County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,852
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,676 (62.6% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

5.8%
Whole state:

15.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,545
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,642
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,847
  • 1980 to 1989: 573
  • 1970 to 1979: 392
  • Before 1970: 626
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 38,788
  • One, attached: 9,776
  • Two: 1,730
  • 3 or 4: 3,057
  • 5 to 9: 2,557
  • 10 to 19: 1,767
  • 20 to 49: 558
  • 50 or more: 1,000
  • Mobile homes: 2,295

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 25,910 (775 second mortgage, 2,648 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,751

Here:

69.4% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,941117
Mainline Protestant21,83779
Catholic9,3508
Other2,24411
Orthodox1632
Black Protestant972
None91,798-
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:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Washington County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 93
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

10.2%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.8%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,874
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $151.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,928
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,730
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.96%
Corn for grain: 14014 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5044 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9932 harvested acres
Vegetables: 504 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,849 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 3307450.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1981, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.3 miles away from Washington County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 224.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from Washington County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 348.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3179: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Maryland Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1094: January 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1094, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Maryland Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1081: January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: 1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 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: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Peru (4%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • American (15%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 53,704 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 6,123 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 325 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 46 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 587 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 88 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,058 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,685 (4.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 6,938 people in state prisons
  • 1,131 people in nursing homes
  • 333 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 288 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 237 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 114 people in other group homes
  • 110 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 86 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 41 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 36 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 30 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 6,138 people in state prisons
  • 1,005 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 434 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 335 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 142 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 122 people in college/university student housing
  • 97 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,780.

5.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($303 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.09%

2.44% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($19,079 average AGI)
2.90% relocated from other states ($20,161 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.90%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Frederick County, MD  1.34% ($42,546 average AGI)
from Franklin County, PA  0.51% ($33,129)
from Berkeley County, WV  0.37% ($34,255)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.36% ($41,451)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.11% ($31,726)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.10% ($45,661)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.09% ($47,415)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($301 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.11%

1.69% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($13,036 average AGI)
3.54% relocated to other states ($27,811 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.54%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Frederick County, MD  0.85% ($45,063 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.63% ($40,017)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.62% ($38,745)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.25% ($40,500)
to Morgan County, WV  0.09% ($25,039)
to Jefferson County, WV  0.09% ($44,020)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.08% ($38,915)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
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: 22,740 (19,180 aged, 3,560 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,465 (10%)

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, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,465)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,435)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,386)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,129)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,005)
  • Unspecified dementia (713)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (660)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (571)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (442)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (441)

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: 0.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,414
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 244
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,866

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,211
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 973
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.8
  • Poisoning - 24.0
  • Other - 27.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 150,292
  • In family households: 117,815 (18,293 male householders, 18,090 female householders)
    25,885 spouses, 41,182 children (37,346 natural, 1,751 adopted, 2,085 stepchildren), 5,255 grandchildren, 864 brothers or sisters, 1,445 parents, 2,430 other relatives, 4,371 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,477 (9,348 male householders (8,067 living alone)), 10,093 female householders (8,232 living alone)), 4,036 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,000

Size of family households: 15,456 2-persons, 8,308 3-persons, 7,439 4-persons, 3,331 5-persons, 1,088 6-persons, 761 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,299 1-person, 2,586 2-persons, 482 3-persons, 74 4-persons.

18,662 married couples with children.
9,206 single-parent households (2,445 men, 6,761 women).

91.3% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $721,736,000 ($5,169 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $47,770,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $344,343,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $148,048,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,573,000
Federal grants: $134,076,000
Federal procurement contracts: $54,987,000 ($26,293,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $35,709,000 ($4,677,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,370,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $132,005,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,814,000

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

Births: 8,653
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,865
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +419
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,944
Here:

+56 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.88 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 320
  • 2010 to 2013: 707
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,440
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,237
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,313
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,402
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,798
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,926
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,334
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,051
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 48
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 510
  • 4 rooms: 1,891
  • 5 rooms: 6,587
  • 6 rooms: 9,095
  • 7 rooms: 5,760
  • 8 rooms: 6,328
  • 9+ rooms: 7,442
  • 1 room: 588
  • 2 rooms: 340
  • 3 rooms: 3,647
  • 4 rooms: 3,623
  • 5 rooms: 3,835
  • 6 rooms: 3,074
  • 7 rooms: 1,198
  • 8 rooms: 695
  • 9+ rooms: 1,163
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 659
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,264
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,296
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,407
  • no bedroom: 676
  • 1 bedroom: 4,033
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,349
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,290
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,538
  • 5+ bedrooms: 277
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 968
  • 1 vehicle: 10,115
  • 2 vehicles: 15,373
  • 3 vehicles: 7,720
  • 4 vehicles: 2,140
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,345
  • no vehicle: 3,653
  • 1 vehicle: 8,245
  • 2 vehicles: 4,726
  • 3 vehicles: 886
  • 4 vehicles: 455
  • 5+ vehicles: 198

87% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Maryland.

Washington County:

87.1%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 93,263
  • Other state: 46,869
  • Northeast: 19,140
  • Midwest: 5,429
  • South: 19,853
  • West: 2,447

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.7%)
  • Utility gas (19.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.5%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (62.5%)
  • Utility gas (19.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,917
Here:

12.6%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 762
Here:

9.7%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 961
Here:

18.4%
Maryland:

17.4%

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 - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,724,000
    Regular Highways: $7,798,000
    Other Higher Education: $5,093,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $192,963,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,063,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,507,000
    General - Other: $7,803,000
    Police Protection: $6,076,000
    Sewerage: $5,392,000
    Regular Highways: $4,735,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,705,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,987,000
    Financial Administration: $2,869,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,760,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,653,000
    Libraries: $2,180,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,071,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,694,000
    Air Transportation: $1,188,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000
    Health - Other: $1,049,000
    Housing and Community Development: $563,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $542,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $440,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,963,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,080,000
    General - Other: $3,135,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,193,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,413,000
    Other Higher Education: $305,000
    Police Protection: $248,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $117,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Financial Administration: $66,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $28,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $177,223,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $9,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,789,000
    Sewerage: $8,346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,261,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,047,000
    All Other: $2,788,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,552,000
    Air Transportation: $1,461,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,332,000
    Education: $1,518,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,090,000
    Housing and Community Development: $165,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,935,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,714,000
    Rents: $308,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $117,622,000
    Highways: $8,638,000
    All Other: $5,534,000
    Public Welfare: $1,926,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,307,000
    Housing and Community Development: $378,000
    Transit Utilities: $188,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,393,000
    Individual Income: $61,235,000
    NEC: $14,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,810,000
    Other License: $1,643,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $401,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,785,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $191,730,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,736,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,681,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,639,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,208,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $431,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,533,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,208,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,378
  • Number of aged recipients: 219
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,159
  • Number of recipients under 18: 419
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,531
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 428
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 880
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,085
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 32 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 ORIGINATED686$182,589480$177,1172,732$196,056221$87,44813$645,923222$163,90533$79,697
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$178,84245$211,178264$184,79923$53,9571$900,00020$141,3507$54,143
APPLICATIONS DENIED89$183,03493$130,5701,203$212,082154$49,8444$255,25072$145,84751$78,980
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN70$183,38667$172,328738$208,21844$122,8640$054$123,5195$162,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$205,00011$220,909149$208,8524$140,7500$016$237,3755$77,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$217,66751$244,0003$166,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$234,16718$268,9443$124,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$173,71416$247,3130$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$220,0006$251,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$222,0001$204,0001$67,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Washington County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,34880.7 years
John1,00274.5 years
Charles99773.9 years
William89373.8 years
Robert74270.1 years
James57472.2 years
George50275.1 years
Helen49279.5 years
Margaret46079.7 years
Ruth41780.3 years
Most common last names in Washington County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith62175.7 years
Miller41276.6 years
Martin25476.5 years
Myers23075.5 years
Baker21273.7 years
Snyder19075.9 years
Jones18173.5 years
Shank17579.1 years
Davis16974.6 years
Brown16776.5 years
Businesses in Washington County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kroger1
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
ALDO2Lane Bryant1
AT&T6Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Arby's1Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott2
AutoZone2Marshalls1
Banana Republic1Martin's2
Baskin-Robbins2MasterBrand Cabinets14
Bath & Body Works2Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's12
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Brooks Brothers1Microtel1
Budget Car Rental1Motel 61
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King5New York & Co1
CVS6Nike8
Carson Pirie Scott1Nissan1
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet2Outback1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun2
Chipotle1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Clarion1Payless2
Clarks1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut5
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes2
Curves3Quiznos3
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Days Inn1Ramada1
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry6Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn2Rue211
Dressbarn2Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
FedEx19Skechers USA1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel5
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Gap3Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway9
Gymboree1Super 83
H&R Block4T-Mobile4
Hardee's1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton2Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1U-Haul3
IZOD1U.S. Cellular2
J.Crew1UPS19
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
Jones New York5Vans1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Waffle House3
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's3
Knights Inn2YMCA1
Kohl's1

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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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