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Washington County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 12,181 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 13,723 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,924
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,929
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,947
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,673 (it was 1,420 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 348 sq. mi.

Water area: 75.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.2%), Retail trade (13.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Washington County, NC (2019)
    • 5,78547.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,35344.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6605.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2942.4%Two or more races
    • 310.3%Some other race alone
    • 270.2%Asian alone
    • 220.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 5,700  (46.8%)
Females: 6,481  (53.2%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,783 ($28,865 in 1999)
This county:

$37,783
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $222, upper quartile is $487)
This county:

$361
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $95,648 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Washington:

$95,648
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,659 - $154,640
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,128
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

Institutionalized population: 128
Washington County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $199,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, NC residents
Average permit cost in Washington, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,008 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $837 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Washington, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.6%
Washington County:

20.6%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 0.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.6 years old
(Males: 44.4 years old, Females: 48.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.8 years old, Black residents: 44.9 years old, American Indian residents: 64.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 17.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $643 a month.

Cities in this county include: Plymouth, Roper, Creswell.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Churches in Washington County include: Mount Mitchell Church (A), East Lake Church (B), Full Gospel Tabernacle (C), Shiloh Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Shiloh Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: East Lake (A), Whipping Creek Lake (B), Sawyer Lake (C), Davis Pond (D), Back Lake (E), South Lake (F), Mashoes Marsh (G), Roanoke Marsh (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Deep Creek (A), Clark Creek (B), Spence Creek (C), Callaghan Creek (D), Whipping Creek (E), Swan Creek (F), Spencer Creek (G), Pains Creek (H), Muddy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Washington County: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Hickman County, Tennessee , Poinsett County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.9%
North Carolina:

6.1%

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

Current college students: 377
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 206 (23.7% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

1.7%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 152010 or later
  • 942000 to 2009
  • 341990 to 1999
  • 351980 to 1989
  • 121970 to 1979
  • 25Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,397
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 447
  • 3 or 4: 128
  • 5 to 9: 25
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 69
  • Mobile homes: 1,419

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 1,333 (29 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,049

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,70031
Mainline Protestant92316
Black Protestant8017
Other2071
Catholic2051
None6,392-
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: 4
Washington County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Washington County:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

13.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

32.3%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 593 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $239,113
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $346.14
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $211,838
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $157,276
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.08
Corn for grain: 28346 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 15727 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 26901 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 33365 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from Washington County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 253.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Washington County center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Dorian, Incident Period: September 1, 2019 - September 9, 2019, FEMA Id: 4465, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1942: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Evans Road Fire, Incident Period: June 13, 2008 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 2773, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,400 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 406 (9.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 23 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 105 (2.5%)
  • Walked: 92 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 127 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (65%)
  • Vietnam (13%)
  • Panama (8%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • American (22%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (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, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Washington County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,565.

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.58% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($21,374 average AGI)
1.36% relocated from other states ($7,645 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.36%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Martin County, NC  0.61% ($24,308 average AGI)
from Pitt County, NC  0.47% ($21,300)
from Tyrrell County, NC  0.47% ($27,600)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.69% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($28,220 average AGI)
1.00% relocated to other states ($5,216 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.00%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Martin County, NC  0.84% ($34,667 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.63% ($27,630)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.58% ($40,640)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
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: 2,775 (2,147 aged, 628 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 340 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (196)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (166)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (95)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (67)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (26)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,082
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 187
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,354

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,303
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,182
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,181
  • Male householders: 2,279 (915 living alone), Female householders: 2,802 (1,227 living alone)
  • 1,577 spouses (1,577 opposite-sex spouses), 327 unmarried partners, (327 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,756 children (3,703 natural, 0 adopted, 44 stepchildren), 639 grandchildren, 166 brothers or sisters, 182 parents, 0 foster children, 159 other relatives, 155 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 152

Size of family households: 1,469 2-persons, 595 3-persons, 411 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 91 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,162 1-person, 196 2-persons, 44 4-persons.

755 married couples with children.
1,296 single-parent households (117 men, 1,179 women).

97.7% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English well, 41% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,902,000 ($7,117 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,693,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,511,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,111,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,169,000
Federal grants: $25,750,000
Federal procurement contracts: $344,000 ($-45,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,017,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,762,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $943,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,477,000

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

Births: 911
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 847
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -535
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Washington County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Washington County, North Carolina
  • 232014 or later
  • 1482010 to 2013
  • 4102000 to 2009
  • 1,0791990 to 1999
  • 7891980 to 1989
  • 1,1461970 to 1979
  • 1,0931960 to 1969
  • 5731950 to 1959
  • 3641940 to 1949
  • 8461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, North Carolina
  • 101 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 493 rooms
  • 3544 rooms
  • 6115 rooms
  • 9466 rooms
  • 6947 rooms
  • 3298 rooms
  • 3629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
  • 661 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 4293 rooms
  • 3844 rooms
  • 3835 rooms
  • 2206 rooms
  • 577 rooms
  • 768 rooms
  • 529+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, North Carolina
  • 9no bedroom
  • 581 bedroom
  • 5602 bedrooms
  • 1,8923 bedrooms
  • 7474 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, North Carolina
  • 66no bedroom
  • 2201 bedroom
  • 6702 bedrooms
  • 5933 bedrooms
  • 1404 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, North Carolina 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
  • 221no vehicle
  • 8171 vehicle
  • 1,4472 vehicles
  • 4153 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 1475+ 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
  • 553no vehicle
  • 6501 vehicle
  • 3532 vehicles
  • 783 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

89.0% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in North Carolina.

Washington County:

89.0%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 10,542
  • Other state: 1,359
  • Northeast: 396
  • Midwest: 152
  • South: 696
  • West: 110
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 29.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.0%Electricity
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%

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

1.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

14.2%
North Carolina:

19.1%

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 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,087,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,066,000
    Hospital Public: $906,000
    Other: $559,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $239,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $113,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,501,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,253,000
    Police Protection: $1,951,000
    Health - Other: $1,929,000
    Libraries: $1,293,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Correctional Institutions: $805,000
    Water Utilities: $760,000
    Liquor Stores: $673,000
    Central Staff Services: $635,000
    General Public Buildings: $606,000
    Financial Administration: $584,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $405,000
    General - Other: $299,000
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $161,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $656,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,115,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,851,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $576,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $27,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $823,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $104,000
    Water Utilities: $54,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,614,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,343,000
    Liquor Stores: $707,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $28,000
    Beginning: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,144,000
    Public Welfare: $3,234,000
    Other: $720,000
    General Local Government Support: $402,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,634,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,956,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,415,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $170,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,087,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,066,000
    Hospital Public: $906,000
    Other: $559,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $239,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $113,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,501,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,253,000
    Police Protection: $1,951,000
    Health - Other: $1,929,000
    Libraries: $1,293,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Correctional Institutions: $805,000
    Water Utilities: $760,000
    Liquor Stores: $673,000
    Central Staff Services: $635,000
    General Public Buildings: $606,000
    Financial Administration: $584,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $405,000
    General - Other: $299,000
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $161,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $656,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,115,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,851,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $576,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $27,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $823,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $104,000
    Water Utilities: $54,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,614,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,343,000
    Liquor Stores: $707,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $28,000
    Beginning: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,144,000
    Public Welfare: $3,234,000
    Other: $720,000
    General Local Government Support: $402,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,634,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,956,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,415,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $170,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,087,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,066,000
    Hospital Public: $906,000
    Other: $559,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $239,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $113,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,501,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,253,000
    Police Protection: $1,951,000
    Health - Other: $1,929,000
    Libraries: $1,293,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Correctional Institutions: $805,000
    Water Utilities: $760,000
    Liquor Stores: $673,000
    Central Staff Services: $635,000
    General Public Buildings: $606,000
    Financial Administration: $584,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $405,000
    General - Other: $299,000
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $161,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $656,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,115,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,851,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $576,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $27,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $823,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $104,000
    Water Utilities: $54,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,614,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,343,000
    Liquor Stores: $707,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $28,000
    Beginning: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,144,000
    Public Welfare: $3,234,000
    Other: $720,000
    General Local Government Support: $402,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,634,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,956,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,415,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $170,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,087,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,066,000
    Hospital Public: $906,000
    Other: $559,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $239,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $113,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,501,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,253,000
    Police Protection: $1,951,000
    Health - Other: $1,929,000
    Libraries: $1,293,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Correctional Institutions: $805,000
    Water Utilities: $760,000
    Liquor Stores: $673,000
    Central Staff Services: $635,000
    General Public Buildings: $606,000
    Financial Administration: $584,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $405,000
    General - Other: $299,000
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $161,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $656,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,115,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,851,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $576,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $27,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $823,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $104,000
    Water Utilities: $54,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,614,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,343,000
    Liquor Stores: $707,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $28,000
    Beginning: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,144,000
    Public Welfare: $3,234,000
    Other: $720,000
    General Local Government Support: $402,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,634,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,956,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,415,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $170,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 661
  • Number of aged recipients: 52
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 609
  • Number of recipients under 18: 100
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 430
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 131
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 230
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 298
Most common first names in Washington County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17471.0 years
James16369.4 years
Mary10778.1 years
John8972.2 years
Willie6672.3 years
Robert5869.3 years
Joseph5872.7 years
Annie5679.9 years
Henry5076.3 years
George5074.0 years
Most common last names in Washington County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spruill13476.2 years
Davenport13374.9 years
Phelps11474.9 years
Norman7670.6 years
Moore6772.3 years
Swain5474.9 years
Simpson5272.4 years
Chesson5077.9 years
Smith5075.1 years
Brown4767.8 years
Businesses in Washington County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
Circle K11McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts3Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular3
KFC1UPS1
Kincaid1Wendy's1