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Washington County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 48,816 (82% urban, 18% rural); it was 62,977 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,830
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,014
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,192
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,092 (it was 8,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

30%

Land area: 724 sq. mi.

Water area: 37.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.6%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (72.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (25.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 22,772  (46.6%)
Females: 26,044  (53.4%)

Washington County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,312 ($25,757 in 1999)

This county:

$29,312
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $595)
This county:

$449
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $78,663 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$78,663
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,361 - $123,788
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $959
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

Institutionalized population: 475

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 158
  • Thefts: 238
  • Auto thefts: 37
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $256,600
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $165,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,010 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $449 (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 2016: 32.6%
Washington County:

32.6%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.9 years old
(Males: 33.5 years old, Females: 38.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 33.0 years old, American Indian residents: 43.1 years old, Asian residents: 45.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.5 years old, Other race residents: 38.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenville, Leland, Hollandale, Metcalfe, Arcola.

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: Baldwin County, Georgia , Barnwell County, South Carolina , Columbia County, Arkansas , Lowndes County , Ouachita County, Arkansas , Lamar County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.3%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,144
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 459 (47.1% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 173
  • 2000 to 2009: 90
  • 1990 to 1999: 109
  • 1980 to 1989: 130
  • 1970 to 1979: 80
  • Before 1970: 73
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,873
  • One, attached: 114
  • Two: 1,197
  • 3 or 4: 1,046
  • 5 to 9: 876
  • 10 to 19: 452
  • 20 to 49: 318
  • 50 or more: 134
  • Mobile homes: 1,836

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 4,618 (125 second mortgage, 143 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,332

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,79361
Black Protestant7,90030
Mainline Protestant2,93816
Catholic1,8934
Other6694
None17,944-
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: 14
Washington County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Washington County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

36.0%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 963 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $283,569
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $295.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $278,803
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $228,547
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 66.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.43
Corn for grain: 38971 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11448 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 75762 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 116767 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 509 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from Washington County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 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 231.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 214.2 miles away from Washington County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 195.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: May 03, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1983: May 11, 2011, FEMA Id: 1983, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3320: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 3320, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1794: September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 20, 2008 to May 19, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1753: May 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1753, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1178: June 13, 1997, FEMA Id: 1178, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 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
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (19%)
  • Pakistan (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

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

  • American (10%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,015 (85.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,853 (10.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 158 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 124 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (1.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 396 people in nursing homes
  • 170 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 113 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 75 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in military ships
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 254 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,579.

4.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.08% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($10,954 average AGI)
2.67% relocated from other states ($17,446 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.67%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, TN  0.39% ($19,224 average AGI)
from Bolivar County, MS  0.36% ($29,000)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.32% ($21,821)
from Hinds County, MS  0.20% ($22,743)
from Cook County, IL  0.18% ($17,710)
from Chicot County, AR  0.13% ($36,500)
from Sharkey County, MS  0.10% ($21,706)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.43% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($11,722 average AGI)
3.42% relocated to other states ($14,398 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.42%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.51% ($17,337 average AGI)
to Bolivar County, MS  0.33% ($29,053)
to Hinds County, MS  0.31% ($19,519)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.30% ($23,115)
to Madison County, MS  0.14% ($34,920)
to Rankin County, MS  0.14% ($43,625)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.13% ($30,391)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
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: 9,068 (6,516 aged, 2,552 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,881 (11%)

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, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (776)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (638)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (612)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (337)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (334)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (309)
  • Congestive heart failure (272)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (232)
  • Essential (primary) hypertension (218)
  • Unspecified dementia (206)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,083
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 453
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 74,943

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,621
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,091
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 230.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 165.7
  • Other - 64.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 72.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.4
  • Other - 21.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,816
  • In family households: 41,168 (3,722 male householders, 7,887 female householders)
    5,730 spouses, 16,883 children (16,199 natural, 151 adopted, 530 stepchildren), 3,426 grandchildren, 796 brothers or sisters, 692 parents, 1,253 other relatives, 926 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,136 (3,078 male householders (2,774 living alone)), 3,434 female householders (3,147 living alone)), 654 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 524

Size of family households: 4,997 2-persons, 2,915 3-persons, 1,926 4-persons, 1,182 5-persons, 313 6-persons, 190 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,918 1-person, 557 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

3,421 married couples with children.
6,056 single-parent households (566 men, 5,490 women).

97.7% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $456,097,000 ($7,657 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,597,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $146,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $87,099,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,717,000
Federal grants: $164,433,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,270,000 ($1,106,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,464,000 ($1,846,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,239,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,925,000
Federal Government insurance: $234,838,000

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

Births: 5,655
Here:

95 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,414
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +144
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,065
Here -102 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 19
  • 2010 to 2013: 228
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,449
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,876
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,904
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,735
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,267
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,464
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,156
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,517
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 178
  • 4 rooms: 893
  • 5 rooms: 2,245
  • 6 rooms: 2,893
  • 7 rooms: 1,648
  • 8 rooms: 921
  • 9+ rooms: 1,072
  • 1 room: 255
  • 2 rooms: 332
  • 3 rooms: 869
  • 4 rooms: 2,224
  • 5 rooms: 2,473
  • 6 rooms: 1,279
  • 7 rooms: 430
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9+ rooms: 95
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 164
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,254
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,517
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,545
  • 5+ bedrooms: 407
  • no bedroom: 283
  • 1 bedroom: 1,043
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,731
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,513
  • 4 bedrooms: 509
  • 5+ bedrooms: 78
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 626
  • 1 vehicle: 3,312
  • 2 vehicles: 3,801
  • 3 vehicles: 1,618
  • 4 vehicles: 437
  • 5+ vehicles: 84
  • no vehicle: 1,714
  • 1 vehicle: 4,230
  • 2 vehicles: 1,814
  • 3 vehicles: 231
  • 4 vehicles: 83
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

87% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Mississippi.

Washington County:

87.2%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 42,651
  • Other state: 5,632
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 1,475
  • South: 3,415
  • West: 543

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.2%)
  • Electricity (23.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Utility gas (51.8%)
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 621
Here:

10.6%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 480
Here:

15.4%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 193
Here:

11.2%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,208,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $82,347,000
    General - Other: $7,945,000
    Regular Highways: $5,569,000
    Financial Administration: $2,898,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,898,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,598,000
    Health - Other: $2,219,000
    Police Protection: $2,203,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,599,000
    Libraries: $785,000
    Correctional Institutions: $734,000
    Parks and Recreation: $606,000
    Local Fire Protection: $400,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $304,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,139,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $987,000
    Health - Other: $298,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $17,387,000
    Libraries: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,614,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $82,347,000
    All Other: $550,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $219,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,920,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,623,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $421,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,642,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,221,000
    Highways: $776,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,545,000
    Other License: $540,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,608,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,770,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,435,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,662,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,496,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,491,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,528,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,683
  • Number of aged recipients: 429
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,254
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,096
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,722
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 865
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,566
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,190
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Washington County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary62777.6 years
James60170.5 years
Willie57072.8 years
John47072.5 years
William36171.8 years
Robert34869.4 years
George28473.6 years
Henry23373.5 years
Annie22976.2 years
Charles20164.7 years
Most common last names in Washington County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams58571.6 years
Johnson42772.9 years
Smith40473.0 years
Jones35073.1 years
Brown31072.4 years
Jackson24372.6 years
Thomas19171.5 years
Davis17674.4 years
Robinson16974.3 years
Taylor15873.1 years
Businesses in Washington County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts2New Balance3
AutoZone1Nike13
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Payless2
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken2Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In3
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York3UPS8
Journeys1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Lowe's1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"