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Washington County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 48,740 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.2%), Manufacturing (15.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, MS (2017)
    • 35,33456.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,45219.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6641.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2700.4%Two or more races
    • 2590.4%Asian alone
    • 570.09%Some other race alone
    • 510.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 22,859  (46.9%)
Females: 25,881  (53.1%)
Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,558 ($25,757 in 1999)
This county:

$30,558
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $460 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $609)
This county:

$460
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,977 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$96,977
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,170 - $154,669
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $962
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

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:

  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 1998: 113 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 1999: 80 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 78 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2003: 70 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $157,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, MS residents
Average permit cost in Washington, MS
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,068 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $465 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.9%
Washington County:

30.9%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.2 years old
(Males: 33.6 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 47.5 years old, Asian residents: 47.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 30.8 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:

7.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 2,144
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 514 (50.3% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 802000 to 2009
  • 991990 to 1999
  • 1301980 to 1989
  • 801970 to 1979
  • 73Before 1970

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: 15,901
  • One, attached: 94
  • Two: 1,247
  • 3 or 4: 996
  • 5 to 9: 834
  • 10 to 19: 487
  • 20 to 49: 375
  • 50 or more: 166
  • Mobile homes: 1,946

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 4,612 (92 second mortgage, 158 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,543

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,085 (86.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,715 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 141 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 124 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 316 (1.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (18%)
  • Pakistan (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • American (10%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $42,337.

4.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.03% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,022 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($15,449 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.17%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bolivar County, MS  0.38% ($34,032 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.31% ($27,275)
from Shelby County, TN  0.23% ($16,789)
from Hinds County, MS  0.14% ($31,042)
from Sharkey County, MS  0.14% ($33,208)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.14% ($27,478)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.51% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,316 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($18,124 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.29%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.53% ($21,663 average AGI)
to Bolivar County, MS  0.38% ($39,469)
to Hinds County, MS  0.31% ($25,231)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.24% ($35,317)
to Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($25,175)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.21% ($29,486)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.18% ($15,871)

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 population 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
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: 9,068 (6,516 aged, 2,552 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,881 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 48,740
  • In family households: 40,709 (3,718 male householders, 7,608 female householders)
    5,663 spouses, 16,853 children (15,939 natural, 219 adopted, 573 stepchildren), 3,497 grandchildren, 695 brothers or sisters, 601 parents, 1,107 other relatives, 1,075 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,517 (3,131 male householders (2,815 living alone)), 3,653 female householders (3,345 living alone)), 728 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 524

Size of family households: 4,957 2-persons, 2,854 3-persons, 1,804 4-persons, 1,109 5-persons, 367 6-persons, 208 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,160 1-person, 592 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

3,352 married couples with children.
5,948 single-parent households (707 men, 5,241 women).

97.8% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% 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:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Washington County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Washington County, Mississippi
  • 352014 or later
  • 2342010 to 2013
  • 1,4872000 to 2009
  • 1,9141990 to 1999
  • 2,7671980 to 1989
  • 4,7271970 to 1979
  • 4,5101960 to 1969
  • 3,2641950 to 1959
  • 1,0791940 to 1949
  • 1,4911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Mississippi
  • 101 room
  • 512 rooms
  • 1573 rooms
  • 8384 rooms
  • 2,2775 rooms
  • 2,9926 rooms
  • 1,7307 rooms
  • 9418 rooms
  • 1,0939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
  • 2321 room
  • 3162 rooms
  • 8063 rooms
  • 2,1454 rooms
  • 2,4285 rooms
  • 1,1486 rooms
  • 5227 rooms
  • 1538 rooms
  • 1059+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Mississippi
  • 34no bedroom
  • 2091 bedroom
  • 1,1602 bedrooms
  • 6,7253 bedrooms
  • 1,5674 bedrooms
  • 4275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Mississippi
  • 256no bedroom
  • 1,0981 bedroom
  • 2,6182 bedrooms
  • 3,2783 bedrooms
  • 5144 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Mississippi 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
  • 582no vehicle
  • 3,3851 vehicle
  • 3,7932 vehicles
  • 1,6663 vehicles
  • 4784 vehicles
  • 975+ 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
  • 1,678no vehicle
  • 4,0481 vehicle
  • 1,7532 vehicles
  • 2403 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

87.2% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% 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: 42,861
  • Other state: 5,487
  • Northeast: 185
  • Midwest: 1,340
  • South: 3,396
  • West: 540
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.9%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.4%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 506
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 491
Here:

15.8%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 245
Here:

14.0%
Mississippi:

12.5%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $125,002,000
    Other: $5,249,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000
    Hospitals: $138,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $115,721,000
    Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,408,000
    Financial Administration: $3,961,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,656,000
    Police Protection: $3,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,316,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,255,000
    Health - Other: $1,543,000
    Libraries: $855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $518,000
    General - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $253,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $171,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,502,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,000,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,102,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,438,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,605,000
    Sale of Property: $438,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,948,000
    General - Other: $600,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,535,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $898,000
    Other: $465,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,429,000
    Other License: $911,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,596,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $125,002,000
    Other: $5,249,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000
    Hospitals: $138,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $115,721,000
    Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,408,000
    Financial Administration: $3,961,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,656,000
    Police Protection: $3,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,316,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,255,000
    Health - Other: $1,543,000
    Libraries: $855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $518,000
    General - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $253,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $171,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,502,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,000,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,102,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,438,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,605,000
    Sale of Property: $438,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,948,000
    General - Other: $600,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,535,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $898,000
    Other: $465,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,429,000
    Other License: $911,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,596,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $125,002,000
    Other: $5,249,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000
    Hospitals: $138,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $115,721,000
    Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,408,000
    Financial Administration: $3,961,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,656,000
    Police Protection: $3,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,316,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,255,000
    Health - Other: $1,543,000
    Libraries: $855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $518,000
    General - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $253,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $171,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,502,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,000,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,102,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,438,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,605,000
    Sale of Property: $438,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,948,000
    General - Other: $600,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,535,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $898,000
    Other: $465,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,429,000
    Other License: $911,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,596,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $125,002,000
    Other: $5,249,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000
    Hospitals: $138,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $115,721,000
    Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,408,000
    Financial Administration: $3,961,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,656,000
    Police Protection: $3,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,316,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,255,000
    Health - Other: $1,543,000
    Libraries: $855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $518,000
    General - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $253,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $171,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,502,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,000,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,102,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,438,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $919,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,605,000
    Sale of Property: $438,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,948,000
    General - Other: $600,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,535,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $898,000
    Other: $465,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,429,000
    Other License: $911,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,596,000

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
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"