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Washington County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2019: 60,600 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 63,251 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,807
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,089
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,165
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,691 (it was 5,972 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 635 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, OH (2019)
    • 57,19194.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9211.5%Two or more races
    • 7551.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7011.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4120.7%Asian alone
    • 2420.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 530.09%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years
Males: 29,989  (49.5%)
Females: 30,611  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,823 ($34,275 in 1999)
This county:

$51,823
Ohio:

$58,642

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $544 (lower quartile is $432, upper quartile is $697)
This county:

$544
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,850 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$142,850
Ohio:

$157,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,478 - $210,614

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $185,901
Here:

$185,901
State:

$198,781

Townhouses or other attached units: $202,517
Here:

$202,517
State:

$188,193

In 2-unit structures: $278,048
Here:

$278,048
State:

$118,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $243,125
Here:

$243,125
State:

$156,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $498,221
Here:

$498,221
State:

$143,144

Mobile homes: $45,921
Here:

$45,921
State:

$56,406

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $76,795
Here:

$76,795
State:

$134,188

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,045
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $384

Institutionalized population: 623

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 154
  • Thefts: 289
  • Auto thefts: 27

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 156
  • Thefts: 340
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $52,900
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2018: 7 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, OH residents
Average permit cost in Washington, OH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,437 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,191 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Washington, OH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, OH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.2%
Washington County:

13.2%
Ohio:

13.1%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.3% for American Indian residents, 8.4% for other race residents, 17.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.5 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 41.5 years old, American Indian residents: 45.1 years old, Asian residents: 25.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.4 years old, Other race residents: 39.7 years old)

Area name: Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $668 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marietta, Belpre, Devola, Reno, Beverly, Matamoras, Lowell, Waterford, Vincent, Little Hocking.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45712Barlow23.712.351.921.9181.242.350.752.35
45714Belpre5416.70.12.671.632.85106.831.901.203.20
45715Beverly6272.28.325.589.38112.855.452.256.75
45724Cutler75.81.73.873.451.8748.273.401.785.73
45729Fleming11211.75.133.615.67110.582.601.935.50
45742Little Hocking11180.33.751.755.21138.821.000.685.08
45744Lowell1210.70.63.052.42.59852.601.803.20
45745Lower Salem43.91.11.851.571.3774.051.201.101.30
45746Macksburg23.41.22.32.021.5667.642.301.152.30
45750Marietta36991.905.652.859.46167.433.101.405.50
45767New Matamoras72.90.31.361.031.0879.691.000.531.48
45768Newport65.30.12.321.22.2396.151.600.303.45
45773Reno55.11.13.482.971.8452.854.601.304.68
45784Vincent2114.205.473.923.8670.555.402.107.83
45786Waterford1519.60.44.112.574.97121.072.701.403.48
45788Whipple35.51.63.072.642.1269.22.101.552.95
45789Wingett Run12.92.92.92.9  2.901.782.70

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2018 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cecil County, Maryland , Decatur County, Indiana , Wetzel County, West Virginia , Owen County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Ohio:

5.2%

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

Current college students: 3,317
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 823 (40.3% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3652010 or later
  • 1452000 to 2009
  • 1631990 to 1999
  • 851980 to 1989
  • 631970 to 1979
  • 148Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,891
  • One, attached: 221
  • Two: 794
  • 3 or 4: 953
  • 5 to 9: 747
  • 10 to 19: 444
  • 20 to 49: 399
  • 50 or more: 361
  • Mobile homes: 3,464
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 8,974 (65 second mortgage, 923 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,882

Here:

47.1% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,59859
Evangelical Protestant7,98167
Catholic5,4246
Other5214
Black Protestant1781
None38,076-
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: 15
Washington County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Washington County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

12.1%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

30.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,380
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $176.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,496
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,963
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.47%
Corn for grain: 8997 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1623 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6136 harvested acres
Vegetables: 695 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 375 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 22% 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 219.3 miles away from Washington County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 157.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from Washington County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: February 5, 2019 - February 13, 2019, FEMA Id: 4424, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018, FEMA Id: 4360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4077: August 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4077, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1556: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1227: June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: 1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 22,521 (83.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,026 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 171 (0.6%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 97 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 884 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,056 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • South Africa (5%)
  • England (5%)
  • Malaysia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • German (24%)
  • American (21%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 858 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 733 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 1,068 people in college/university student housing
  • 492 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,392.

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.85% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($15,644 average AGI)
2.87% relocated from other states ($26,563 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.87%
Ohio average:

1.73%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WV  1.36% ($38,973 average AGI)
from Athens County, OH  0.31% ($30,800)
from Morgan County, OH  0.22% ($33,778)
from Franklin County, OH  0.20% ($53,660)
from Noble County, OH  0.14% ($32,943)
from Monroe County, OH  0.12% ($34,667)
from Meigs County, OH  0.11% ($44,571)


4.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.70% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($13,949 average AGI)
3.02% relocated to other states ($28,127 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.02%
Ohio average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WV  1.10% ($38,530 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.25% ($37,710)
to Athens County, OH  0.25% ($28,410)
to Morgan County, OH  0.18% ($36,978)
to Noble County, OH  0.11% ($34,857)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.09% ($44,810)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
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: 11,546 (9,689 aged, 1,857 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 965 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,018)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (958)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (845)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (758)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (603)
  • Unspecified dementia (582)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (420)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (397)
  • Congestive heart failure (288)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (266)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,436
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 308
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63,514

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,056
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,042
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.8
  • Other - 41.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 60,600
  • Male householders: 13,039 (3,653 living alone), Female householders: 12,447 (4,191 living alone)
  • 12,335 spouses (12,227 opposite-sex spouses), 2,171 unmarried partners, (2,030 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,954 children (13,208 natural, 390 adopted, 1,405 stepchildren), 1,483 grandchildren, 357 brothers or sisters, 470 parents, 19 foster children, 715 other relatives, 1,009 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,671

Size of family households: 8,438 2-persons, 3,580 3-persons, 2,556 4-persons, 1,165 5-persons, 368 6-persons, 226 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,845 1-person, 1,184 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 20 5-persons.

6,877 married couples with children.
3,187 single-parent households (1,233 men, 1,954 women).

97.7% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $349,367,000 ($5,583 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,742,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $166,686,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $80,738,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,405,000
Federal grants: $82,503,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,619,000 ($1,409,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,417,000 ($1,289,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,977,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,326,000
Federal Government insurance: $106,429,000

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

Births: 3,613
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,676
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +42
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -945
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Washington County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Washington County, Ohio
  • 7382014 or later
  • 6552010 to 2013
  • 2,4972000 to 2009
  • 3,4751990 to 1999
  • 3,0101980 to 1989
  • 4,7261970 to 1979
  • 2,9411960 to 1969
  • 2,4761950 to 1959
  • 1,5601940 to 1949
  • 6,3121939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Ohio
  • 161 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 3853 rooms
  • 1,2164 rooms
  • 3,4255 rooms
  • 4,2446 rooms
  • 3,3537 rooms
  • 2,7248 rooms
  • 3,3289+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Ohio
  • 2051 room
  • 2692 rooms
  • 1,0683 rooms
  • 1,9644 rooms
  • 1,1665 rooms
  • 1,0966 rooms
  • 4377 rooms
  • 2658 rooms
  • 2459+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Ohio
  • 22no bedroom
  • 5161 bedroom
  • 3,4882 bedrooms
  • 10,0073 bedrooms
  • 3,9354 bedrooms
  • 7765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Ohio
  • 247no bedroom
  • 1,4201 bedroom
  • 2,8182 bedrooms
  • 1,7023 bedrooms
  • 4174 bedrooms
  • 1145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Ohio 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
  • 362no vehicle
  • 4,3571 vehicle
  • 7,7732 vehicles
  • 3,9843 vehicles
  • 1,4794 vehicles
  • 8285+ 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
  • 1,070no vehicle
  • 3,3241 vehicle
  • 1,6862 vehicles
  • 4743 vehicles
  • 1354 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

88.4% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Ohio.

Washington County:

88.4%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 37,362
  • Other state: 22,003
  • Northeast: 1,978
  • Midwest: 1,725
  • South: 17,170
  • West: 1,094
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.0%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 457
Here:

9.1%
Ohio:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

10.2%
Ohio:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 894
Here:

37.1%
Ohio:

23.1%

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:

  • Charges - Other: $9,062,000
    Sewerage: $944,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $76,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,019,000
    Police Protection: $10,762,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,906,000
    Health - Other: $6,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,614,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,552,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,440,000
    General - Other: $1,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,071,000
    Financial Administration: $1,015,000
    Sewerage: $601,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $349,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,951,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $347,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $94,000
    General - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $139,901,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,846,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,565,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,133,000
    General Revenue - Other: $667,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $507,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $255,000
    Rents: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $388,000
    Sewerage: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,976,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $136,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,916,000
    Highways: $7,636,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,194,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,807,000
    Public Welfare: $224,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,143,000
    Property: $9,070,000
    Other License: $288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $9,062,000
    Sewerage: $944,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $76,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,019,000
    Police Protection: $10,762,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,906,000
    Health - Other: $6,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,614,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,552,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,440,000
    General - Other: $1,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,071,000
    Financial Administration: $1,015,000
    Sewerage: $601,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $349,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,951,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $347,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $94,000
    General - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $139,901,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,846,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,565,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,133,000
    General Revenue - Other: $667,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $507,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $255,000
    Rents: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $388,000
    Sewerage: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,976,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $136,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,916,000
    Highways: $7,636,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,194,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,807,000
    Public Welfare: $224,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,143,000
    Property: $9,070,000
    Other License: $288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $9,062,000
    Sewerage: $944,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $76,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,019,000
    Police Protection: $10,762,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,906,000
    Health - Other: $6,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,614,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,552,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,440,000
    General - Other: $1,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,071,000
    Financial Administration: $1,015,000
    Sewerage: $601,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $349,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,951,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $347,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $94,000
    General - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $139,901,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,846,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,565,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,133,000
    General Revenue - Other: $667,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $507,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $255,000
    Rents: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $388,000
    Sewerage: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,976,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $136,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,916,000
    Highways: $7,636,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,194,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,807,000
    Public Welfare: $224,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,143,000
    Property: $9,070,000
    Other License: $288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $9,062,000
    Sewerage: $944,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $76,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,019,000
    Police Protection: $10,762,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,906,000
    Health - Other: $6,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,614,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,552,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,440,000
    General - Other: $1,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,071,000
    Financial Administration: $1,015,000
    Sewerage: $601,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $349,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,951,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $347,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $94,000
    General - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $139,901,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,846,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,565,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,133,000
    General Revenue - Other: $667,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $507,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $255,000
    Rents: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $388,000
    Sewerage: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,976,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $136,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,916,000
    Highways: $7,636,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,194,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,807,000
    Public Welfare: $224,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,143,000
    Property: $9,070,000
    Other License: $288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,624
  • Number of aged recipients: 68
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,556
  • Number of recipients under 18: 269
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,156
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 199
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 513
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 794
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED145$107,228268$110,2091,007$110,933100$54,3803$241,00085$85,78883$52,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$103,10010$136,00056$104,1618$58,2501$6,000,0003$76,6674$52,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$107,77870$81,557367$114,75248$47,6460$024$83,95842$52,048
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$119,16738$96,368237$118,37114$52,6430$08$48,87511$82,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$108,57110$128,90038$105,7376$57,1670$01$171,0002$36,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$110,21431$140,484
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$156,0003$89,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$195,00010$176,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$135,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$88,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, OH - Value
Most common first names in Washington County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary40080.3 years
William34573.8 years
John33275.0 years
Charles32574.8 years
Robert30071.3 years
James28872.5 years
Helen20779.0 years
George17775.6 years
Ruth16278.6 years
Donald13369.8 years
Most common last names in Washington County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19676.7 years
Miller18776.2 years
Davis11374.6 years
Johnson8973.9 years
Brown8975.2 years
Martin8872.1 years
Williams8577.3 years
Wilson8476.6 years
Wagner7478.1 years
Moore7376.6 years
Businesses in Washington County, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy2
ALDI1Lane Furniture2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's6
AutoZone2Microtel1
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza3Ryan's Grill1
FedEx5SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway5
GNC2Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Tim Hortons1
Hardee's1True Value2
Hilton1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1UPS9
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's3
Kroger2YMCA1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"