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Washington County, Rhode Island (RI)

County population in 2019: 125,577 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 123,546 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 26,432
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,571
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 34,178
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,174 (it was 12,729 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

39%

Land area: 333 sq. mi.

Water area: 230.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 377 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 105.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.0%), Manufacturing (10.7%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, RI (2019)
    • 114,43090.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,1773.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,5122.0%Asian alone
    • 2,1441.7%Two or more races
    • 1,6111.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9360.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3770.3%Some other race alone
    • 1020.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.5 years
Rhode Island median age:

40.1 years
Males: 61,451  (48.9%)
Females: 64,126  (51.1%)
Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Rhode Island:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,003 ($53,103 in 1999)
This county:

$90,003
Rhode Island:

$71,169

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,074 (lower quartile is $826, upper quartile is $1,431)
This county:

$1074
State:

$900


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $371,700 (it was $157,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$371,700
Rhode Island:

$283,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $280,100 - $501,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $453,257
Here:

$453,257
State:

$332,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $406,781
Here:

$406,781
State:

$292,863

In 2-unit structures: $395,120
Here:

$395,120
State:

$235,832

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,380
Here:

$285,380
State:

$223,702

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $281,020
Here:

$281,020
State:

$220,188

Mobile homes: $80,797
Here:

$80,797
State:

$68,482

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $86,465
Here:

$86,465
State:

$87,618

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,058
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $745

Institutionalized population: 790
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Health of residents in Washington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

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 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
79.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
83.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
82.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.
18.8% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 824 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 1998: 788 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1999: 900 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2000: 747 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2001: 664 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2002: 611 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2003: 560 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2004: 488 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2005: 457 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2006: 619 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2007: 461 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2008: 263 buildings, average cost: $272,200
  • 2009: 245 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2010: 234 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2011: 192 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2012: 248 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2013: 245 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2014: 247 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2015: 209 buildings, average cost: $285,400
  • 2016: 270 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2017: 274 buildings, average cost: $313,900
  • 2018: 327 buildings, average cost: $267,700
  • 2019: 368 buildings, average cost: $234,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, RI residents
Average permit cost in Washington, RI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,482 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,314 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, RI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Washington, RI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, RI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.9%
Washington County:

6.9%
Rhode Island:

10.8%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.5 years old
(Males: 44.6 years old, Females: 48.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 47.3 years old, American Indian residents: 37.2 years old, Asian residents: 54.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 years old)

Area name: Providence-Fall River, RI-MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $827 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $965 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1155 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Westerly, Narragansett, Wakefield-Peacedale, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Exeter, Kingston.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Washington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Jackson County, Colorado , Huntington County, Indiana , Siskiyou County, California , Polk County, Nebraska , Saunders County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Rhode Island:

7.0%

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

Current college students: 12,971
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 48.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,555 (72.2% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

5.2%
Whole state:

13.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,6122010 or later
  • 8702000 to 2009
  • 1,3011990 to 1999
  • 1,1631980 to 1989
  • 8491970 to 1979
  • 1,803Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 50,970
  • One, attached: 2,000
  • Two: 2,951
  • 3 or 4: 1,893
  • 5 to 9: 1,680
  • 10 to 19: 2,193
  • 20 to 49: 639
  • 50 or more: 763
  • Mobile homes: 1,585
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 23,728 (293 second mortgage, 4,662 home equity loan, 313 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,926

Here:

65.7% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic45,38217
Mainline Protestant9,05734
Evangelical Protestant3,84133
Other7968
None67,903-
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: 31
Washington County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Washington County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 157
This county:

12.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

6.8%
Rhode Island:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

19.8%
State:

22.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

16.3%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 93 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,802
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2834.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,523
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,772
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.02%
Vegetables: 485 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 54 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Rhode Island state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from Washington County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 237.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from Washington County center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 155.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4212: April 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4212, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4107: March 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4107, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3355: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3355, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4089: November 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4089, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4027: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4027, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3334: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3334, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1894: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1894, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3311: March 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3311, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3255: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3255, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Snow, Incident Period: January 22, 2005 to January 23, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3203: February 17, 2005, FEMA Id: 3203, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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: 8
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 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: 48,561 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 4,942 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 414 (0.7%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 66 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 47 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 450 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 270 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,606 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,313 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • Italian (16%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • American (7%)
  • French Canadian (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • German (3%)

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

People in group quarters in Washington County, Rhode Island in 2000:

  • 3,915 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 813 people in nursing homes
  • 277 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Washington County, Rhode Island in 2010:

  • 5,125 people in college/university student housing
  • 732 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 267 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 204 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $88,738.

5.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($75,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.96% relocated from other counties in Rhode Island ($35,822 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($39,806 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.93%
Rhode Island average:

3.13%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, RI  1.28% ($73,914 average AGI)
from Providence County, RI  1.25% ($71,775)
from New London County, CT  0.47% ($53,992)
from Newport County, RI  0.38% ($59,683)
from Hartford County, CT  0.12% ($127,923)
from Bristol County, MA  0.10% ($104,667)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.10% ($153,604)


6.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,021 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

2.63% relocated to other counties in Rhode Island ($24,752 average AGI)
3.41% relocated to other states ($43,193 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.41%
Rhode Island average:

3.55%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, RI  1.24% ($54,180 average AGI)
to Providence County, RI  1.03% ($58,127)
to New London County, CT  0.54% ($58,811)
to Newport County, RI  0.31% ($69,258)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.10% ($68,843)
to Bristol County, MA  0.09% ($56,511)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.08% ($51,098)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.6%
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: 20,002 (17,237 aged, 2,765 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,329 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,856
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 162
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,545

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 897
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 726
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 132

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 28.2
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Other - 28.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 125,577
  • Male householders: 24,429 (5,610 living alone), Female householders: 23,622 (6,785 living alone)
  • 26,984 spouses (26,786 opposite-sex spouses), 2,415 unmarried partners, (2,349 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 32,941 children (30,765 natural, 1,080 adopted, 1,096 stepchildren), 2,668 grandchildren, 758 brothers or sisters, 1,064 parents, 0 foster children, 852 other relatives, 3,859 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,985

Size of family households: 17,478 2-persons, 7,150 3-persons, 6,116 4-persons, 1,666 5-persons, 518 6-persons, 129 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,395 1-person, 2,219 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 72 5-persons.

12,973 married couples with children.
5,384 single-parent households (1,951 men, 3,433 women).

93.6% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $709,234,000 ($5,513 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $70,886,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $308,759,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,666,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,902,000
Federal grants: $174,300,000
Federal procurement contracts: $37,277,000 ($20,060,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $52,329,000 ($21,382,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $83,642,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $34,176,000
Federal Government insurance: $832,179,000

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

Births: 6,750
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,973
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +705
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,599
Here +20 per 1000 residents
State -5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Year house built in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 1,0362014 or later
  • 8042010 to 2013
  • 6,4842000 to 2009
  • 8,9841990 to 1999
  • 10,7451980 to 1989
  • 9,0081970 to 1979
  • 6,3641960 to 1969
  • 6,9551950 to 1959
  • 3,6411940 to 1949
  • 10,6891939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 871 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,1183 rooms
  • 3,0344 rooms
  • 6,0195 rooms
  • 8,7006 rooms
  • 6,7627 rooms
  • 5,2508 rooms
  • 5,6849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 5061 room
  • 1,0182 rooms
  • 2,3913 rooms
  • 2,5974 rooms
  • 1,5225 rooms
  • 1,7336 rooms
  • 8907 rooms
  • 3208 rooms
  • 4209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 87no bedroom
  • 4391 bedroom
  • 7,4472 bedrooms
  • 18,6403 bedrooms
  • 8,9734 bedrooms
  • 1,0685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 506no bedroom
  • 2,8461 bedroom
  • 4,3402 bedrooms
  • 2,6603 bedrooms
  • 8974 bedrooms
  • 1485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Rhode Island 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
  • 659no vehicle
  • 8,4291 vehicle
  • 16,4932 vehicles
  • 7,8743 vehicles
  • 2,1464 vehicles
  • 1,0535+ 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
  • 1,366no vehicle
  • 5,4641 vehicle
  • 2,7432 vehicles
  • 1,0043 vehicles
  • 7484 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles

89.9% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Rhode Island.

Washington County:

89.9%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 71,147
  • Other state: 45,914
  • Northeast: 34,194
  • Midwest: 3,897
  • South: 5,557
  • West: 2,266
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, RI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.1%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 36.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.9%Electricity
  • 27.2%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 714
Here:

7.7%
Rhode Island:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 777
Here:

14.6%
Rhode Island:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,816
Here:

15.1%
Rhode Island:

42.2%

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

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,415
  • Number of aged recipients: 125
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,290
  • Number of recipients under 18: 181
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 989
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 245
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 618
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 658
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 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 ORIGINATED335$249,573849$261,6604,887$232,760246$133,1183$399,3331,025$294,85720$86,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$232,60058$298,983332$250,74419$63,4210$068$309,5884$109,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED43$216,163122$272,5251,234$273,975100$93,9500$0200$334,16513$61,462
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$243,66789$278,180799$260,85027$170,6301$2,040,000125$309,3842$107,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$257,84621$274,524151$256,2856$118,5000$022$250,0912$71,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$271,00065$289,95410$283,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$284,93835$268,9714$304,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$300,43326$273,1152$311,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$258,7144$287,0001$311,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$233,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, RI - Value
Most common first names in Washington County, RI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary72581.6 years
John66075.1 years
William51676.1 years
Joseph45375.8 years
James35974.9 years
George35675.9 years
Robert35571.1 years
Margaret30980.7 years
Helen29281.2 years
Frank27877.2 years
Most common last names in Washington County, RI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17978.2 years
Brown13477.3 years
Johnson12977.9 years
Greene7576.1 years
Kenyon7480.4 years
Anderson7077.3 years
Barber6077.9 years
Sullivan5978.3 years
Sherman5478.3 years
Burdick5479.4 years
Businesses in Washington County, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets16
AT&T2McDonald's4
Ace Hardware2New Balance2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
Applebee's2Panera Bread1
AutoZone2Payless2
Ben & Jerry's1Penske2
Burger King3Pier 1 Imports1
CVS6Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack3
Curves4Rite Aid8
DHL2Sears1
Decora Cabinetry8Shaw's2
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
DressBarn1Staples3
Dressbarn1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts16Stop & Shop5
Fashion Bug1Subaru1
FedEx20T-Mobile5
Ford1T.J.Maxx2
GNC5Taco Bell1
GameStop3Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hilton1U-Haul9
Home Depot2UPS21
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's3
Lane Furniture2Wet Seal1
Lowe's1YMCA5
Marshalls2

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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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