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Washington County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 562,998 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 445,342 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 99,413
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 23,658
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 102,424
Renter-occupied apartments: 77,863 (it was 66,738 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

38%

Land area: 724 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 778 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.7%)
  • Asian alone (8.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 276,895  (49.2%)
Females: 286,103  (50.8%)
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Washington County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $70,447 ($52,122 in 1999)

This county:

$70,447
Oregon:

$54,148

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $991 (lower quartile is $808, upper quartile is $1,256)
This county:

$991
State:

$824


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $322,400 (it was $180,400 in 2000)
Washington:

$322,400
Oregon:

$264,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $240,800 - $433,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $380,678
Here:

$380,678
State:

$332,215

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,981
Here:

$229,981
State:

$255,740

In 2-unit structures: $227,821
Here:

$227,821
State:

$277,559

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,719
Here:

$149,719
State:

$254,081

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,396
Here:

$165,396
State:

$317,749

Mobile homes: $68,889
Here:

$68,889
State:

$113,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,593
Here:

$38,593
State:

$69,169
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,775
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $576

Institutionalized population: 3,615

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 56
  • Robberies: 42
  • Assaults: 116
  • Burglaries: 791
  • Thefts: 3054
  • Auto thefts: 426

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 44
  • Robberies: 46
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 807
  • Thefts: 3248
  • Auto thefts: 480
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Health of residents in Washington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
83.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
41.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
76.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
27.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3229 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2001: 3205 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2002: 3168 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2003: 3104 buildings, average cost: $204,900
  • 2004: 3377 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2005: 3808 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2006: 2773 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2007: 2144 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2008: 1149 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2009: 871 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 1033 buildings, average cost: $239,600
  • 2011: 924 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2012: 1239 buildings, average cost: $252,000
  • 2013: 1450 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2014: 1311 buildings, average cost: $284,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,607 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,508 (1.1%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.6%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.6%
Washington County:

10.6%
Oregon:

15.4%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1053 a month.

Cities in this county include: Beaverton, Hillsboro, Somerset West-Rock Creek, Aloha, Tigard, Tualatin, Bethany, Forest Grove, Cedar Mill, Sherwood.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Washington County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Anoka County, Minnesota , Big Stone County, Minnesota , Door County, Wisconsin , Grant County, Minnesota , Grant County, South Dakota , Madison County, Montana , Wahkiakum County, Washington , Stevens County, Minnesota , Todd County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 24,771
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 63,438 (32% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

14.2%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 20,514
  • 1990 to 1994: 13,143
  • 1985 to 1989: 10,027
  • 1980 to 1984: 6,643
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,054
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,118
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,319
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,620
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 105,047
  • One, attached: 8,250
  • Two: 3,627
  • 3 or 4: 9,018
  • 5 to 9: 13,332
  • 10 to 19: 12,721
  • 20 or more: 19,933
  • Mobile homes: 6,685
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 300

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 72,975 (9,453 second mortgage, 10,228 home equity loan, 424 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,299

Here:

82.7% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant58,752200
Catholic55,88611
Other30,82377
Mainline Protestant17,40453
Orthodox5501
None366,295-
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: 75
Washington County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 74
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Washington County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 382
This county:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

6.5%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

24.0%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 69 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $122,010
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2657.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $99,728
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,656
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.56%
All wheat for grain: 13299 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,565 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8,611 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 122.9 miles away from Washington County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 357.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 311.3 miles away from Washington County center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 291.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 06, 2015 to December 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4258: February 17, 2016, FEMA Id: 4258, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Record and Near Record Snow, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 13, 2008 to December 26, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1824: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1824, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Snow
  • Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 01, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1733: December 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 1733, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Storms/High Winds, Incident Period: December 10, 1996 to December 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1107: March 19, 1996, FEMA Id: 1107, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Earthquake, Incident Period: March 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-985: April 26, 1993, FEMA Id: 985, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-413: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 21, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-319: January 21, 1972, FEMA Id: 319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • India (7%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 172,560 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 25,585 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,041 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,029 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,101 (1%)
  • Railroad: 1,173 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 26 (0%)
  • Taxi: 63 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 321 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 935 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,021 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,413 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,364 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 853 people in nursing homes
  • 827 people in other group homes
  • 643 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 449 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 359 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 288 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 229 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 159 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 108 people in religious group quarters
  • 105 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 54 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 1,548 people in state prisons
  • 1,113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 947 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 908 people in college/university student housing
  • 858 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 578 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 206 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 193 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 102 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 89 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,100.

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.04%

4.27% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($21,821 average AGI)
3.75% relocated from other states ($22,825 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.75%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  1.88% ($42,809 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.85% ($45,671)
from Marion County, OR  0.26% ($48,016)
from Clark County, WA  0.26% ($43,082)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.23% ($37,538)
from Lane County, OR  0.22% ($32,842)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.16% ($51,232)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($750 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.10%
Oregon average:

0.06%

3.97% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($23,337 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($24,708 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.30%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  1.97% ($42,911 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.82% ($51,796)
to Clark County, WA  0.34% ($54,807)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.23% ($45,250)
to Marion County, OR  0.20% ($34,135)
to King County, WA  0.19% ($71,156)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.15% ($68,202)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 51,442 (44,838 aged, 6,604 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 15,662 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Washington County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,993)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,559)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,013)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,958)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,893)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,596)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,499)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,019)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (865)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (769)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.41
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,635
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 128
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,010

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,496
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 598
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 9.0
  • Other - 6.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.1
  • Suffocation - 21.2
  • Poisoning - 20.3
  • Other - 9.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 522,922
  • In family households: 435,458 (96,529 male householders, 37,794 female householders)
    104,912 spouses, 156,596 children (146,497 natural, 3,805 adopted, 6,294 stepchildren), 6,413 grandchildren, 5,304 brothers or sisters, 4,675 parents, 6,420 other relatives, 13,525 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 87,464 (30,823 male householders (21,726 living alone)), 35,788 female householders (28,700 living alone)), 20,853 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,788 (3,615 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 52,909 2-persons, 31,326 3-persons, 29,184 4-persons, 12,583 5-persons, 4,982 6-persons, 3,339 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 50,426 1-person, 13,162 2-persons, 2,028 3-persons, 637 4-persons, 220 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

89,239 married couples with children.
21,933 single-parent households (5,681 men, 16,252 women).

81.4% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
9.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,240,010,000 ($2,540 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $87,378,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $601,802,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $269,402,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,031,000
Federal grants: $237,477,000
Federal procurement contracts: $59,854,000 ($32,711,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,444,000 ($8,874,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $67,497,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $382,643,000
Federal Government insurance: $366,424,000

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

Births: 38,945
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,273
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17,336
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,202
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 26.17 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,391
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,418
  • 2000 to 2009: 39,542
  • 1990 to 1999: 54,575
  • 1980 to 1989: 30,160
  • 1970 to 1979: 48,550
  • 1960 to 1969: 19,695
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,334
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,594
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,771
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 104
  • 2 rooms: 759
  • 3 rooms: 3,168
  • 4 rooms: 6,089
  • 5 rooms: 14,894
  • 6 rooms: 21,576
  • 7 rooms: 20,643
  • 8 rooms: 16,192
  • 9+ rooms: 18,999
  • 1 room: 3,080
  • 2 rooms: 8,846
  • 3 rooms: 12,744
  • 4 rooms: 18,838
  • 5 rooms: 12,746
  • 6 rooms: 5,935
  • 7 rooms: 2,499
  • 8 rooms: 1,238
  • 9+ rooms: 812
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 369
  • 1 bedroom: 2,336
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,029
  • 3 bedrooms: 51,389
  • 4 bedrooms: 28,128
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,173
  • no bedroom: 3,567
  • 1 bedroom: 19,094
  • 2 bedrooms: 28,554
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,976
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,079
  • 5+ bedrooms: 468
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 2,145
  • 1 vehicle: 23,326
  • 2 vehicles: 53,171
  • 3 vehicles: 17,659
  • 4 vehicles: 4,348
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,775
  • no vehicle: 7,306
  • 1 vehicle: 33,282
  • 2 vehicles: 21,142
  • 3 vehicles: 3,903
  • 4 vehicles: 790
  • 5+ vehicles: 315

43% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Oregon.

Washington County:

43.2%
State average:

48.0%

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

  • This state: 186,050
  • Northeast: 16,822
  • Midwest: 45,783
  • South: 22,316
  • West: 106,421

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $164,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.2%)
  • Electricity (22.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (79.8%)
  • Utility gas (17.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,039
Here:

11.4%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,095
Here:

8.7%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,595
Here:

18.7%
Oregon:

16.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $28,556,000
    Regular Highways: $25,381,000
    Financial Administration: $873,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $58,129,000
    Police Protection: $42,397,000
    Sewerage: $39,702,000
    Regular Highways: $36,455,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,193,000
    General - Other: $31,435,000
    Libraries: $12,550,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,967,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,169,000
    Financial Administration: $8,554,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,717,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,268,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,554,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,160,000
    Parks and Recreation: $697,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,292,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $198,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $4,269,000
    General - Other: $1,503,000
    Police Protection: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $369,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $167,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,255,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $77,617,000
    All Other: $41,523,000
    Regular Highways: $4,559,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,297,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,467,000
    Special Assessments: $13,270,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,560,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,210,000
    Sale of Property: $1,555,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,094,000
    Highways: $25,973,000
    General Local Government Support: $15,187,000
    All Other: $13,085,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,033,000
  • Tax - Property: $120,036,000
    Other License: $9,708,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,879,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,487,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,159,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $135,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,954,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $334,904,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,275,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,039,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $328,930,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $499,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,907
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,171
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,736
  • Number of recipients under 18: 697
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,599
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,611
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,561
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,194
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 81 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 ORIGINATED2,488$230,3792,918$251,52716,797$233,513371$167,14331$5,438,839848$199,612112$141,946
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED195$223,672296$239,7131,835$239,93591$80,8571$150,000117$200,73538$90,395
APPLICATIONS DENIED376$231,750403$222,9884,430$247,615316$112,1559$1,703,222336$184,301103$115,874
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN432$226,792621$250,2303,339$247,638104$119,1735$14,651,000279$199,91027$168,148
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$236,04092$239,598838$241,89641$124,6340$056$176,0718$66,125
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 80 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED469$260,746314$274,5676$192,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED170$263,971179$264,5989$219,556
APPLICATIONS DENIED73$261,95963$263,3175$236,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$257,85725$265,5601$205,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$251,1675$205,4002$180,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Washington County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,41276.3 years
Robert1,28673.4 years
William1,18977.1 years
Mary1,15580.5 years
James97172.9 years
Helen73582.2 years
George72778.0 years
Dorothy71279.8 years
Charles70075.9 years
Margaret67780.8 years
Most common last names in Washington County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith56977.3 years
Johnson55478.5 years
Miller37977.9 years
Anderson32778.6 years
Brown31176.8 years
Jones27978.6 years
Davis26177.1 years
Williams23478.5 years
Wilson22078.0 years
Nelson20578.9 years
Businesses in Washington County, OR
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness6Kmart1
7-Eleven23Kohl's2
AT&T12Kroger18
Abercrombie & Fitch2LA Fitness4
Abercrombie Kids2La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware4Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture9
Aerosoles1LensCrafters2
Albertsons9Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza5
Ann Taylor3Long John Silver's1
Apple Store2Lowe's2
Applebee's1Macy's3
Arby's5Marriott5
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls3
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets15
AutoZone3Maurices1
Avenue1Mazda2
BMW1McDonald's16
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill4Men's Wearhouse4
Bally Total Fitness5Motel 63
Banana Republic2Motherhood Maternity4
Barnes & Noble2New Balance12
Baskin-Robbins12Nike30
Bath & Body Works1Nissan2
Bebe1Nordstrom2
Bed Bath & Beyond3Office Depot5
Best Western2OfficeMax2
Blockbuster9Old Navy2
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings2On The Border1
Burger King10Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Carl\s Jr.7Pac Sun3
Casual Male XL1Panda Express9
Catherines1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza4
Chico's2Payless5
Chipotle3Penske3
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart5
Cinnabon 2Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery4Pizza Hut6
Coldwater Creek3Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn2Pottery Barn1
Costco3Pottery Barn Kids1
Crate & Barrel1Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Cricket Wireless12Quality1
Curves10Quiznos9
DHL9RadioShack7
Dairy Queen7Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Robin5
Discount Tire2Rite Aid10
Domino's Pizza7Rodeway Inn1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
El Pollo Loco1SAS Shoes3
Ethan Allen1SONIC Drive-In2
Express2Safeway7
Extended Stay America1Sears4
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sephora2
Famous Footwear3Soma Intimates1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx44Sprint Nextel7
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks56
Ford4Subaru2
Forever 212Subway20
GNC11T-Mobile19
GameStop6T.J.Maxx1
Gap3Taco Bell14
Goodwill2Talbots1
Gymboree3Target5
H&M1The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block17The Limited1
Hilton3The Room Place4
Holiday Inn1Toyota2
Hollister Co.2Toys"R"Us3
Home Depot5Trader Joe's2
HomeTown Buffet2U-Haul13
Homestead Studio Suites2UPS54
Honda2Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Vans4
IHOP2Verizon Wireless5
J. Jill2Victoria's Secret2
J.Crew2Village Inn1
JCPenney2Volkswagen1
Jack In The Box7Vons10
Jamba Juice5Walgreens10
Jones New York9Walmart1
Journeys1Wendy's6
Justice1Whole Foods Market2
KFC7YMCA3
Kincaid2Z Gallerie1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"