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Washington County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2021: 31,350 (8% urban, 92% rural); it was 33,941 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,451
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,339
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,957
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,512 (it was 3,161 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

29%

Land area: 2568 sq. mi.

Water area: 686.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, ME (2021)
    • 27,22388.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2514.1%Two or more races
    • 1,0283.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8792.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1410.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1250.4%Asian alone
    • 930.3%Some other race alone
    • 300.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.4 years
Maine median age:

44.7 years
Males: 15,405  (49.1%)
Females: 15,945  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $47,860 ($25,869 in 1999)
This county:

$47,860
Maine:

$64,767

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $501 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $718)
This county:

$501
State:

$848


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $140,610 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$140,610
Maine:

$252,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,406 - $229,526

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $193,165
Here:

$193,165
State:

$325,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,917
Here:

$145,917
State:

$307,286

In 2-unit structures: $114,801
Here:

$114,801
State:

$368,314

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,836
Here:

$400,836
State:

$288,675

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,634
Here:

$334,634
State:

$303,328

Mobile homes: $73,894
Here:

$73,894
State:

$81,154

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,538
Here:

$41,538
State:

$89,040

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,091
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 405

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 77
  • Auto thefts: 8
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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 3.3. This is worse than average.
68.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
57.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
49.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 51 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2020: 53 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2019: 37 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2018: 47 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2017: 41 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2013: 58 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2011: 51 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2010: 78 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2009: 63 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2008: 93 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 149 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 158 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2005: 211 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2004: 237 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2003: 199 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2002: 159 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2001: 105 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2000: 84 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1998: 84 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1997: 88 buildings, average cost: $63,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, ME residents
Average permit cost in Washington, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,658 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,421 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, ME in 2021
Distribution of house value in Washington, ME in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, ME in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 19.5%
Washington County:

19.5%
Maine:

11.5%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.3% for American Indian residents, 20.1% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 48.4 years old
(Males: 48.1 years old, Females: 48.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.7 years old, Black residents: 28.7 years old, American Indian residents: 38.2 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 37.2 years old)

Area name: Washington County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Calais, Baileyville, Lubec, Eastport, Jonesport, Machias, East Machias, Milbridge, Addison, Machiasport.

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

2019 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Grant County, Oregon , Washakie County, Wyoming , Weston County, Wyoming , Manistee County, Michigan , Stanley County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

4.7%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Current college students: 1,543
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,196 (60.3% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1782010 or later
  • 1822000 to 2009
  • 1591990 to 1999
  • 2251980 to 1989
  • 1651970 to 1979
  • 720Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,822
  • One, attached: 107
  • Two: 335
  • 3 or 4: 591
  • 5 to 9: 394
  • 10 to 19: 184
  • 20 to 49: 180
  • 50 or more: 34
  • Mobile homes: 2,397
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 5,027 (516 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 447 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 360

Here:

1.4% with mortgage
State:

94.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 382 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,544
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $907.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $118,755
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,667
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.18%
Soybeans for beans: 3 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from Washington County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 303.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 304.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 224.1 miles away from the 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 342.1 miles away from Washington County center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4522-ME: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4522, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Maine Winter Storm, Snow Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4108: March 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4108, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2010 to December 19, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1953: February 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1953, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3206: March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 14, 2003 to December 15, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3194: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 3194, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 06, 2003 to December 07, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3190: January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,435 (70.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,152 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 66 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 433 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,517 (12.7%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (48%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • England (2%)
  • Ireland (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • English (29%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • American (11%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (2%)

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

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

  • 342 people in college/university student housing
  • 210 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 151 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

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

  • 289 people in nursing homes
  • 278 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 144 people in state prisons
  • 69 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $50,887.

6.00% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($63,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Maine average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.21% relocated from other counties in Maine ($18,803 average AGI)
3.79% relocated from other states ($45,057 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.79%
Maine average:

3.89%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($41,072 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.48% ($49,316)
from York County, ME  0.20% ($49,500)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.19% ($39,696)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($92,600)


4.41% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($47,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Maine average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.40% relocated to other counties in Maine ($21,356 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($26,547 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.00%
Maine average:

2.63%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($34,405 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.58% ($36,397)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($30,708)
to Aroostook County, ME  0.17% ($35,300)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Washington County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,732 (6,233 aged, 1,499 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 808 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Washington County, Maine in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (677)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (657)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (480)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (431)
  • Unspecified dementia (330)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (204)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (149)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (104)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (74)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (36)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,648
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 176
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,518

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,157
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 167.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.2
  • Other - 51.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,350
  • Male householders: 6,508 (1,972 living alone), Female householders: 7,265 (2,306 living alone)
  • 6,488 spouses (6,448 opposite-sex spouses), 1,226 unmarried partners, (1,191 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,974 children (6,120 natural, 417 adopted, 417 stepchildren), 632 grandchildren, 207 brothers or sisters, 289 parents, 70 foster children, 267 other relatives, 586 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 880

Size of family households: 5,107 2-persons, 1,741 3-persons, 1,018 4-persons, 422 5-persons, 168 6-persons, 134 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,282 1-person, 853 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

3,544 married couples with children.
1,509 single-parent households (395 men, 1,114 women).

94.9% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $308,449,000 ($9,192 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,949,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $109,476,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,810,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,746,000
Federal grants: $107,037,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,943,000 ($8,041,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,437,000 ($2,874,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,564,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,904,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,998,000

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

Births: 1,850
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,237
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +125
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -192
Here -6 per 1000 residents
State +28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.17 millions of gallons per day (74% from ground, 26% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Washington County, Maine
  • Year house built in Washington County, Maine
  • 262020 or later
  • 1,6072010 to 2019
  • 2,6912000 to 2009
  • 2,4191990 to 1999
  • 2,7021980 to 1989
  • 3,2511970 to 1979
  • 1,3501960 to 1969
  • 9471950 to 1959
  • 1,0041940 to 1949
  • 5,7671939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Maine
  • 531 room
  • 1332 rooms
  • 4103 rooms
  • 1,5454 rooms
  • 2,5175 rooms
  • 2,2596 rooms
  • 1,6047 rooms
  • 9898 rooms
  • 1,3939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Maine
  • 1001 room
  • 1222 rooms
  • 5813 rooms
  • 7004 rooms
  • 6545 rooms
  • 2676 rooms
  • 2857 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 819+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Maine
  • 58no bedroom
  • 6291 bedroom
  • 2,9692 bedrooms
  • 5,0013 bedrooms
  • 1,7094 bedrooms
  • 5675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Maine
  • 100no bedroom
  • 7271 bedroom
  • 9972 bedrooms
  • 7733 bedrooms
  • 1714 bedrooms
  • 945+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 385no vehicle
  • 3,5391 vehicle
  • 4,6532 vehicles
  • 1,6723 vehicles
  • 4664 vehicles
  • 2165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 758no vehicle
  • 1,3831 vehicle
  • 6312 vehicles
  • 1123 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

85.7% 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, 48% lived in Maine.

Washington County:

85.7%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 20,042
  • Other state: 9,351
  • Northeast: 5,214
  • Midwest: 1,059
  • South: 1,957
  • West: 1,214
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Wood
  • 2.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Utility gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 396
Here:

14.8%
Maine:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 195
Here:

13.4%
Maine:

10.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 184
Here:

19.3%
Maine:

32.4%

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

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,355,000
    Police Protection: $1,358,000
    Police Protection: $918,000
    General - Other: $888,000
    General - Other: $861,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $423,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Financial Administration: $124,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000
    Other: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000
    Interest on Debt: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000
    Rents: $10,000
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,442,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,466,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000
    Other: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,234,000
    Property: $5,796,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,217,000
    : $2,771,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,355,000
    Police Protection: $1,358,000
    Police Protection: $918,000
    General - Other: $888,000
    General - Other: $861,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $423,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Financial Administration: $124,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000
    Other: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000
    Interest on Debt: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000
    Rents: $10,000
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,442,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,466,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000
    Other: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,234,000
    Property: $5,796,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,217,000
    : $2,771,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,355,000
    Police Protection: $1,358,000
    Police Protection: $918,000
    General - Other: $888,000
    General - Other: $861,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $423,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Financial Administration: $124,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000
    Other: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000
    Interest on Debt: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000
    Rents: $10,000
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,442,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,466,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000
    Other: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,234,000
    Property: $5,796,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,217,000
    : $2,771,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,355,000
    Police Protection: $1,358,000
    Police Protection: $918,000
    General - Other: $888,000
    General - Other: $861,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $423,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Financial Administration: $124,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000
    Other: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000
    Interest on Debt: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000
    Rents: $10,000
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,442,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,466,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000
    Other: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,234,000
    Property: $5,796,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,217,000
    : $2,771,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,285
  • Number of aged recipients: 134
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,151
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 882
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 317
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 616
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 504
Most common first names in Washington County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26573.3 years
Mary22179.8 years
William22074.4 years
James20874.6 years
George20576.0 years
Charles19575.7 years
Robert15272.1 years
Helen14080.1 years
Ruth12078.9 years
Dorothy11677.4 years
Most common last names in Washington County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20477.4 years
Alley16476.4 years
Beal12978.7 years
Brown12176.6 years
Johnson11077.2 years
Davis9977.4 years
Grant9579.3 years
Leighton9075.3 years
Kelley8879.0 years
Robinson8276.1 years
Businesses in Washington County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet2Rite Aid2
Circle K12Sears1
Curves2Subway2
Dunkin Donuts2True Value3
FedEx3U-Haul5
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
GNC2UPS4
H&R Block2Walmart1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"