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Washington County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 25,139 (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: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.5%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 12,926  (51.4%)
Females: 12,213  (48.6%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,294 ($27,112 in 1999)

This county:

$38,294
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $252, upper quartile is $476)
This county:

$397
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,208 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Washington:

$86,208
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,708 - $163,095
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $892
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

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 permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $699 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $443 (0.7%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2013 Washington County home values distribution in 2013 Washington County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.1%
Washington County:

18.1%
Missouri:

14.0%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 92.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.8 years old
(Males: 40.0 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.2 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 49.6 years old, Asian residents: 22.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 47.7 years old, Other race residents: 4.3 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: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 55 (29.9% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

0.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 212000 to 2009
  • 171990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 70Before 1970

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: 6,627
  • One, attached: 37
  • Two: 226
  • 3 or 4: 135
  • 5 to 9: 118
  • 20 to 49: 20
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 3,731
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 3,455 (77 second mortgage, 112 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,908

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1749: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 02, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1673: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 1673, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (18%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Australia (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Argentina (5%)
  • England (4%)
  • France (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • American (24%)
  • German (15%)
  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,743 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 448 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 82 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 84 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 302 (5.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population 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
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: 3,931 (2,667 aged, 1,264 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 441 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 1,983
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 104
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 88,445

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,161
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,139
  • In family households: 20,541 (3,775 male householders, 2,603 female householders)
    5,023 spouses, 7,121 children (6,397 natural, 83 adopted, 629 stepchildren), 885 grandchildren, 127 brothers or sisters, 179 parents, 203 other relatives, 593 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,469 (1,366 male householders (964 living alone)), 1,266 female householders (1,092 living alone)), 839 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,122

Size of family households: 3,196 2-persons, 1,281 3-persons, 1,052 4-persons, 496 5-persons, 199 6-persons, 183 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,056 1-person, 418 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

3,483 married couples with children.
1,292 single-parent households (435 men, 857 women).

97.7% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $121,950,000 ($5,091 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:

5.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Washington County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 472014 or later
  • 2402010 to 2013
  • 1,5092000 to 2009
  • 2,4371990 to 1999
  • 2,0981980 to 1989
  • 1,4241970 to 1979
  • 8231960 to 1969
  • 7771950 to 1959
  • 4291940 to 1949
  • 1,0851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 191 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 2823 rooms
  • 1,0284 rooms
  • 2,2035 rooms
  • 1,4216 rooms
  • 1,0487 rooms
  • 6498 rooms
  • 5349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 161 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 2263 rooms
  • 4864 rooms
  • 4255 rooms
  • 2426 rooms
  • 1027 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 18no bedroom
  • 3241 bedroom
  • 1,7572 bedrooms
  • 4,0023 bedrooms
  • 8664 bedrooms
  • 2825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 30no bedroom
  • 2541 bedroom
  • 6872 bedrooms
  • 5553 bedrooms
  • 1164 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 329no vehicle
  • 1,7931 vehicle
  • 2,7212 vehicles
  • 1,5343 vehicles
  • 6584 vehicles
  • 3125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 271no vehicle
  • 7751 vehicle
  • 5352 vehicles
  • 703 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles

92.9% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Missouri.

Washington County:

92.9%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 21,815
  • Other state: 3,150
  • Northeast: 90
  • Midwest: 1,522
  • South: 1,095
  • West: 438
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.4%Electricity
  • 17.9%Wood
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 18.9%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

2.2%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

2.5%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 143
Here:

15.5%
Missouri:

24.6%

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 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
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Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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