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Washington County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 55,610 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 51,103 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,223
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,809
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,268
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,811 (it was 4,788 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 563 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, VA (2017)
    • 51,912101.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8411.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7031.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6291.2%Two or more races
    • 3310.6%Asian alone
    • 1340.3%Some other race alone
    • 270.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 27,519  (49.5%)
Females: 28,091  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,404 ($32,742 in 1999)
This county:

$47,404
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $484 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $613)
This county:

$484
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,401 (it was $82,300 in 2000)
Washington:

$189,401
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,649 - $297,591

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $226,829
Here:

$226,829
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,311
Here:

$157,311
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $220,148
Here:

$220,148
State:

$281,083

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,243
Here:

$163,243
State:

$253,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,869
Here:

$230,869
State:

$312,958

Mobile homes: $63,409
Here:

$63,409
State:

$70,345

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $340

Institutionalized population: 746

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 138
  • Thefts: 743
  • Auto thefts: 39

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

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 62
  • Burglaries: 204
  • Thefts: 645
  • Auto thefts: 50
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 243 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 1998: 263 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 1999: 280 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2000: 285 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2001: 230 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2002: 238 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2003: 240 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2004: 451 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 2005: 268 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2006: 270 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2007: 212 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2010: 97 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2014: 53 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2015: 57 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2016: 66 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2017: 62 buildings, average cost: $242,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, VA residents
Average permit cost in Washington, VA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $922 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $852 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.3%
Washington County:

13.3%
Virginia:

10.6%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.2% for other race residents, 37.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.8 years old
(Males: 44.6 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 62.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.4 years old, Other race residents: 19.5 years old)

Area name: Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.

Cities in this county include: Abingdon, Emory-Meadow View, Plum Creek, Glade Spring, Emory, Damascus, Meadow View.

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

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Neighboring counties: Butler County, Missouri , Gates County, North Carolina , New Madrid County, Missouri , Russell County , Surry County, North Carolina , Wayne County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Virginia:

3.0%

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

Current college students: 2,539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 946 (49.8% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

1.7%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3062010 or later
  • 1682000 to 2009
  • 2581990 to 1999
  • 1331980 to 1989
  • 461970 to 1979
  • 88Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,643
  • One, attached: 560
  • Two: 668
  • 3 or 4: 647
  • 5 to 9: 723
  • 10 to 19: 479
  • 20 to 49: 199
  • 50 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 4,060
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 43

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 9,155 (138 second mortgage, 888 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,578

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

68.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,58068
Mainline Protestant6,38450
Catholic3601
Black Protestant1942
Other722
None31,286-
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: 12
Washington County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Washington County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.3%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

25.3%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.7%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 108 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,784
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,579
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,003
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 32.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.84%
Corn for grain: 485 harvested acres
Vegetables: 79 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 73 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 5605311.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 201 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/28/2008, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from Washington County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 33.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Washington County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1406: April 02, 2002, FEMA Id: 1406, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2001 to August 27, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1386: July 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1098: January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: 1098, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1014: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3112: March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: 3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-707: May 23, 1984, FEMA Id: 707, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,429 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,070 (8.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 81 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 353 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 532 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,264 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Venezuela (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • South Africa (8%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Pakistan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • American (34%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)

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

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

  • 586 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 255 people in nursing homes
  • 131 people in other group homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 84 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 35 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 641 people in college/university student housing
  • 617 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 224 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,056.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.03% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($22,015 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($27,817 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.69%
Virginia average:

3.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Smyth County, VA  0.75% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Bristol city, VA  0.75% ($35,196)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.68% ($37,225)
from Russell County, VA  0.38% ($41,417)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.17% ($63,515)
from Washington County, TN  0.15% ($46,643)
from Wise County, VA  0.11% ($46,650)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.62% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($16,329 average AGI)
3.11% relocated to other states ($38,612 average AGI)
Washington County:

3.11%
Virginia average:

3.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bristol city, VA  0.98% ($32,683 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.91% ($49,439)
to Smyth County, VA  0.63% ($32,387)
to Russell County, VA  0.26% ($39,265)
to Washington County, TN  0.16% ($36,548)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
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: 11,773 (8,831 aged, 2,942 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 745 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (718)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (629)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (610)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (503)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (335)
  • Unspecified dementia (271)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (252)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (241)
  • Congestive heart failure (234)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (226)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,229
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 259
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,745

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 973
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,144
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 180.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 124.9
  • Other - 55.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,610
  • In family households: 44,854 (8,379 male householders, 6,657 female householders)
    11,928 spouses, 13,546 children (12,340 natural, 545 adopted, 654 stepchildren), 1,531 grandchildren, 419 brothers or sisters, 615 parents, 812 other relatives, 944 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,122 (3,628 male householders (3,209 living alone)), 4,066 female householders (3,629 living alone)), 1,385 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,632

Size of family households: 8,281 2-persons, 3,421 3-persons, 2,015 4-persons, 874 5-persons, 274 6-persons, 210 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,837 1-person, 704 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 56 6-persons.

6,839 married couples with children.
1,722 single-parent households (342 men, 1,380 women).

97.5% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $254,245,000 ($4,887 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,179,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $138,221,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,573,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,410,000
Federal grants: $55,220,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,048,000 ($209,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,773,000 ($678,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,577,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,647,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,662,000

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

Births: 2,748
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,752
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +64
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,010
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.68 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Washington County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Washington County, Virginia
  • 1162014 or later
  • 7522010 to 2013
  • 4,2102000 to 2009
  • 4,4411990 to 1999
  • 3,5651980 to 1989
  • 4,3681970 to 1979
  • 2,3491960 to 1969
  • 2,1721950 to 1959
  • 1,3831940 to 1949
  • 2,3021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Virginia
  • 301 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 2313 rooms
  • 1,5884 rooms
  • 3,6875 rooms
  • 3,9296 rooms
  • 2,8347 rooms
  • 2,2238 rooms
  • 2,8609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Virginia
  • 1641 room
  • 2502 rooms
  • 9153 rooms
  • 1,5094 rooms
  • 1,0765 rooms
  • 5236 rooms
  • 3857 rooms
  • 2618 rooms
  • 1609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Virginia
  • 29no bedroom
  • 2151 bedroom
  • 3,0532 bedrooms
  • 10,0123 bedrooms
  • 3,0544 bedrooms
  • 9695+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Virginia
  • 165no bedroom
  • 1,0581 bedroom
  • 2,1842 bedrooms
  • 1,5633 bedrooms
  • 2394 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Virginia 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
  • 522no vehicle
  • 4,0261 vehicle
  • 7,2832 vehicles
  • 3,9163 vehicles
  • 1,1114 vehicles
  • 6545+ 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
  • 704no vehicle
  • 2,7381 vehicle
  • 1,2442 vehicles
  • 3913 vehicles
  • 1624 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

87.1% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Virginia.

Washington County:

87.1%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 33,591
  • Other state: 20,487
  • Northeast: 1,971
  • Midwest: 2,351
  • South: 15,098
  • West: 1,104
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.1%Electricity
  • 8.7%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 745
Here:

14.7%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 264
Here:

10.2%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 969
Here:

39.3%
Virginia:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,109,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,221,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $726,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $298,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $75,402,000
    Health - Other: $22,427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,791,000
    Police Protection: $6,013,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,872,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,962,000
    General - Other: $1,858,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,788,000
    Libraries: $1,639,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,210,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $332,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,055,000
    Public Welfare: $2,711,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,180,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,881,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $892,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $85,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $860,000
    Education: $851,000
    General Local Government Support: $807,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,036,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,859,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,230,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $955,000
    Sale of Property: $580,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,197,000
    Police Protection: $272,000
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000
    General Public Building: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,615,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
    Beginning: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $45,060,000
    Other: $6,591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,074,000
    Public Welfare: $3,104,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,559,000
    Highways: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,163,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,609,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,124,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,090,000
    Other: $592,000
    Other License: $185,000
    Public Utility License: $155,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,929,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,109,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,221,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $726,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $298,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $75,402,000
    Health - Other: $22,427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,791,000
    Police Protection: $6,013,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,872,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,962,000
    General - Other: $1,858,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,788,000
    Libraries: $1,639,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,210,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $332,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,055,000
    Public Welfare: $2,711,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,180,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,881,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $892,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $85,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $860,000
    Education: $851,000
    General Local Government Support: $807,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,036,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,859,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,230,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $955,000
    Sale of Property: $580,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,197,000
    Police Protection: $272,000
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000
    General Public Building: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,615,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
    Beginning: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $45,060,000
    Other: $6,591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,074,000
    Public Welfare: $3,104,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,559,000
    Highways: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,163,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,609,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,124,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,090,000
    Other: $592,000
    Other License: $185,000
    Public Utility License: $155,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,929,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,109,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,221,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $726,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $298,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $75,402,000
    Health - Other: $22,427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,791,000
    Police Protection: $6,013,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,872,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,962,000
    General - Other: $1,858,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,788,000
    Libraries: $1,639,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,210,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $332,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,055,000
    Public Welfare: $2,711,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,180,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,881,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $892,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $85,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $860,000
    Education: $851,000
    General Local Government Support: $807,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,036,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,859,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,230,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $955,000
    Sale of Property: $580,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,197,000
    Police Protection: $272,000
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000
    General Public Building: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,615,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
    Beginning: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $45,060,000
    Other: $6,591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,074,000
    Public Welfare: $3,104,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,559,000
    Highways: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,163,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,609,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,124,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,090,000
    Other: $592,000
    Other License: $185,000
    Public Utility License: $155,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,929,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,109,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,221,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $726,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $298,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $75,402,000
    Health - Other: $22,427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,791,000
    Police Protection: $6,013,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,872,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,962,000
    General - Other: $1,858,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,788,000
    Libraries: $1,639,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,210,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $332,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,055,000
    Public Welfare: $2,711,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,180,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,881,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $892,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $85,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $860,000
    Education: $851,000
    General Local Government Support: $807,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,036,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,859,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,230,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $955,000
    Sale of Property: $580,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,197,000
    Police Protection: $272,000
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000
    General Public Building: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,615,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
    Beginning: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $45,060,000
    Other: $6,591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,074,000
    Public Welfare: $3,104,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,559,000
    Highways: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,163,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,609,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,124,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,090,000
    Other: $592,000
    Other License: $185,000
    Public Utility License: $155,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,929,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,705
  • Number of aged recipients: 201
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,504
  • Number of recipients under 18: 124
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,124
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 457
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 825
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 677
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 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 ORIGINATED126$133,317302$145,719907$142,598182$46,5994$1,446,500111$115,468102$58,902
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$138,50021$153,85752$139,34611$49,0910$08$121,7508$53,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$133,35557$113,474341$144,99740$37,5251$104,00025$193,56041$72,146
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$126,81827$157,889187$157,30515$72,0000$07$180,4293$52,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$141,5715$82,00060$154,5674$128,2500$02$84,5002$70,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$163,02718$162,0560$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$156,66712$187,8331$130,0001$130,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$191,4005$255,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$146,0000$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$89,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, VA - Value
Most common first names in Washington County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James37172.1 years
William30674.4 years
John26075.0 years
Mary25778.5 years
Robert22372.2 years
Charles20573.8 years
Margaret14677.4 years
George12076.2 years
Thomas8674.8 years
Elizabeth7978.0 years
Most common last names in Washington County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blevins12274.8 years
Johnson10674.5 years
Smith10475.3 years
Thomas10372.2 years
Widener9971.6 years
Price9274.9 years
Wright7677.7 years
Jones7372.7 years
Campbell7175.9 years
Brown7176.9 years
Businesses in Washington County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Chevrolet1McDonald's2
Comfort Inn1New Balance3
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx7SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sears2
H&R Block1Subway4
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Kmart1UPS9
Kroger1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's3

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"