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Washington County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 25,077 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 23,344 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,936
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,364
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,715
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,055 (it was 1,691 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 760 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (43.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 12,863  (51.3%)
Females: 12,214  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,146 ($27,112 in 1999)

This county:

$32146
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $470)
This county:

$390
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,975 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Washington:

$70,975
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,701 - $144,344
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $804
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $254

Institutionalized population: 1,090

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 161
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $70,000

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 2013: $589 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $404 (0.7%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.4%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
Washington County:

23.3%
Missouri:

15.9%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.7% for American Indian residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 62 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 40 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.

Cities in this county include: Potosi, Irondale, Mineral Point, Caledonia.

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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Neighboring counties: Caroline County, Virginia , Gibson County, Indiana , Elliott County, Kentucky , Johnson County, Kentucky , Powell County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 634
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 157 (56% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 37
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 43

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,692
  • One, attached: 81
  • Two: 139
  • 3 or 4: 159
  • 5 to 9: 80
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 3,459
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 194

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 1,397 (69 second mortgage, 117 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,494

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,96131
Catholic1,7074
Mainline Protestant5846
Black Protestant1841
Other81
None18,751-
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: 3
Washington County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

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

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

31.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 230 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,268
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $45.88
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,228
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,243
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.17%
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 163.7 miles away from Washington County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.2 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 170.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Washington 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 166.3 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:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 2, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1673): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1673, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Incident Period: July 19, 2006 to July 21, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3267): July 21, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3267, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1631): March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Cambodia (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Iraq (6%)
  • Germany (6%)

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

  • United States or American (31%)
  • French (except Basque) (20%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,418 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,660 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 150 (2%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 195 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 915 people in state prisons
  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 899 people in state prisons
  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,422.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.80% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($20,930 average AGI)
0.86% relocated from other states ($2,827 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.86%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Francois County, MO  1.77% ($19,392 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MO  1.14% ($28,488)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.38% ($37,214)
from Franklin County, MO  0.29% ($23,048)
from St. Louis city, MO  0.15% ($15,364)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.14% ($29,100)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.29% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,736 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($5,834 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.29%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Francois County, MO  2.01% ($25,530 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, MO  0.94% ($24,014)
to Franklin County, MO  0.47% ($22,857)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.32% ($28,125)
to Iron County, MO  0.28% ($16,524)
to Crawford County, MO  0.20% ($21,133)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
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: 3,931 (2,667 aged, 1,264 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 441 (7%)

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, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (572)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (560)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (375)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (172)
  • Congestive heart failure (108)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (94)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (62)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (62)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (58)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (58)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1982.880
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 104.360
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 88445

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1285.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1160.950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.71
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.16

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,104
  • In family households: 20,810 (4,823 male householders, 1,866 female householders)
    5,048 spouses, 7,026 children (6,265 natural, 204 adopted, 557 stepchildren), 704 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 153 parents, 198 other relatives, 727 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,294 (1,389 male householders (1,087 living alone)), 1,277 female householders (1,102 living alone)), 628 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,091 (1,090 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,971 2-persons, 1,519 3-persons, 1,250 4-persons, 606 5-persons, 210 6-persons, 133 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,189 1-person, 395 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

4,155 married couples with children.
1,358 single-parent households (405 men, 953 women).

97.9% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $121,950,000 ($5091 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,432,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,093,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,940,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $209,000
Federal grants: $36,914,000
Federal procurement contracts: $751,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,042,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,227,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,628,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,884,000

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

Births: 1,691
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,214
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +214
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 35
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,443
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,741
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,594
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,830
  • 1960 to 1969: 889
  • 1950 to 1959: 757
  • 1940 to 1949: 668
  • 1939 or earlier: 924
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 183
  • 4 rooms: 1,420
  • 5 rooms: 2,234
  • 6 rooms: 1,370
  • 7 rooms: 734
  • 8 rooms: 351
  • 9+ rooms: 325
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 211
  • 4 rooms: 589
  • 5 rooms: 491
  • 6 rooms: 189
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 307
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,281
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,275
  • 4 bedrooms: 679
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 266
  • 2 bedrooms: 837
  • 3 bedrooms: 491
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 425
  • 1 vehicle: 1,756
  • 2 vehicles: 2,775
  • 3 vehicles: 1,380
  • 4 vehicles: 263
  • 5+ vehicles: 116
  • no vehicle: 356
  • 1 vehicle: 748
  • 2 vehicles: 435
  • 3 vehicles: 131
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

62% 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, 73% lived in Missouri.

Washington County:

61.9%
State average:

54.3%

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

  • This state: 19641
  • Northeast: 173
  • Midwest: 1224
  • South: 1372
  • West: 738

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.5%)
  • Wood (20.1%)
  • Utility gas (9.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Electricity (39.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Utility gas (21.8%)
  • Wood (11.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 179
Here:

6.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 105
Here:

7.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

6.7%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $653,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,049,000
    Police Protection: $1,253,000
    Regular Highways: $956,000
    Health - Other: $725,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000
    Financial Administration: $448,000
    Central Staff Services: $368,000
    General - Other: $144,000
    General Public Buildings: $132,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $553,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $115,000
    Police Protection: $56,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,797,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,049,000
    All Other: $392,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $242,000
    Sale of Property: $158,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $138,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $89,000
    All Other: $80,000
    Highways: $17,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,557,000
    Property: $1,305,000
    Other Selective Sales: $171,000
    NEC: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $13,000
    Other License: $12,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,814,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,445,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $369,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,085
  • Number of aged recipients: 33
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,052
  • Number of recipients under 18: 145
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 797
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 345
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 503
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Washington County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11075.2 years
John10672.6 years
Mary8477.4 years
James7570.2 years
Charles7268.3 years
Robert6366.8 years
George5073.3 years
Joseph5074.5 years
Helen4279.6 years
Dorothy3675.5 years
Most common last names in Washington County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7075.0 years
Boyer5269.6 years
Coleman4874.0 years
Eye3873.0 years
Gibson3874.1 years
Declue3671.8 years
Politte3367.3 years
Portell3273.4 years
Allen3172.9 years
Skaggs3174.0 years
Businesses in Washington County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
Circle K1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
RadioShack1