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Washington County, Vermont (VT)

County population in 2014: 58,998 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 58,039 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,054
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,486
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,202
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,487 (it was 7,457 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

29%

Land area: 689 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.0%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Vermont:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Vermont median age:  41.0 years
Males: 29,147  (49.4%)
Females: 29,851  (50.6%)
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Washington County,VT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Vermont:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $60,720 ($40,972 in 1999)

This county:

$60,720
Vermont:

$56,990

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $775 (lower quartile is $579, upper quartile is $987)
This county:

$775
State:

$819


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $217,220 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$217,220
Vermont:

$223,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,260 - $314,098

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $261,426
Here:

$261,426
State:

$276,155

Townhouses or other attached units: $204,796
Here:

$204,796
State:

$236,696

In 2-unit structures: $417,770
Here:

$417,770
State:

$467,941

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $265,196
Here:

$265,196
State:

$302,683

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,737
Here:

$156,737
State:

$246,279

Mobile homes: $79,992
Here:

$79,992
State:

$85,205
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,575
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $681

Institutionalized population: 437

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
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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 3.7. This is better than average.
80.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
52.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
83.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.
38.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 180 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2008: 128 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2009: 119 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2010: 100 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2012: 89 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2013: 113 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2014: 121 buildings, average cost: $239,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,381 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,991 (1.9%)

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: 10.1%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.9%
Washington County:

8.9%
Vermont:

10.2%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Washington County, VT
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $924 a month.

Cities in this county include: Barre, Montpelier, Northfield, Berlin, East Montpelier, Graniteville-East Barre, Middlesex, Waterbury, Warren, Waitsfield.

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

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Neighboring counties: Knox County, Maine , Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota , Monroe County, Wisconsin , Washington County, New York , Spink County, South Dakota , Sheboygan County, Wisconsin , Oscoda County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,593
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,115 (53% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 596
  • 1990 to 1994: 112
  • 1985 to 1989: 153
  • 1980 to 1984: 122
  • 1975 to 1979: 146
  • 1970 to 1974: 70
  • 1970 to 1974: 125
  • 1965 to 1969: 791
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,994
  • One, attached: 752
  • Two: 2,255
  • 3 or 4: 2,181
  • 5 to 9: 1,868
  • 10 to 19: 666
  • 20 or more: 1,165
  • Mobile homes: 1,712
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 7,016 (432 second mortgage, 1,141 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,014

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,8009
Mainline Protestant4,71138
Evangelical Protestant2,26228
Other1,12512
Orthodox501
Black Protestant361
None38,550-
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: 25
Washington County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Washington County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

11.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

7.8%
Vermont:

6.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

21.5%
State:

22.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.3%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,680
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $254.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.69%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,685
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,080
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.14
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.27%
Corn for grain: 246 harvested acres
Vegetables: 253 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 158 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from Washington County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 89.8 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 71.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.1 miles away from Washington County center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 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:

  • Vermont Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 09, 2014 to December 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4207: February 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2014 to April 18, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4178: June 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 4178, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 25, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4140: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4140, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4022: September 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 4022, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Vermont Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3338: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3338, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2011 to May 27, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4001: July 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 4001, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4043: November 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 4043, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2011 to May 09, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1995: June 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 1995, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2008 to August 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1790: September 12, 2008, FEMA Id: 1790, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2007 to July 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1715: August 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 1715, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Heavy Rains: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (37%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (11%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Other Western Europe (2%)

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

  • English (17%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • French (except Basque) (12%)
  • French Canadian (9%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • German (6%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,885 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 3,872 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 74 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,927 (6%)
  • Other means: 156 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,817 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,395 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 419 people in nursing homes
  • 141 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 141 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 39 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

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

  • 1,646 people in college/university student housing
  • 384 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,200.

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Vermont average:

5.68%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($440 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.04%

2.80% relocated from other counties in Vermont ($17,670 average AGI)
2.83% relocated from other states ($19,650 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.83%
Vermont average:

3.28%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  0.91% ($42,382 average AGI)
from Orange County, VT  0.63% ($28,267)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.36% ($41,957)
from Caledonia County, VT  0.21% ($27,444)
from Windsor County, VT  0.16% ($43,238)
from Rutland County, VT  0.13% ($32,091)
from Orleans County, VT  0.12% ($26,733)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Vermont average:

5.98%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.06%

2.92% relocated to other counties in Vermont ($19,451 average AGI)
2.85% relocated to other states ($18,178 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.85%
Vermont average:

3.57%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.03% ($43,814 average AGI)
to Orange County, VT  0.67% ($29,382)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.31% ($61,722)
to Caledonia County, VT  0.21% ($37,611)
to Windsor County, VT  0.15% ($34,000)
to Addison County, VT  0.14% ($26,528)
to Franklin County, VT  0.11% ($33,897)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.0%
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: 9,795 (8,048 aged, 1,747 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 413 (3%)

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, Vermont in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (526)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (517)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (388)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (359)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (335)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (320)
  • Unspecified dementia (269)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (263)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (141)
  • Congestive heart failure (136)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 403
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67,321

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,027
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 861
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.2
  • Other - 63.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,124
  • In family households: 44,925 (10,236 male householders, 5,174 female householders)
    11,786 spouses, 14,562 children (13,477 natural, 504 adopted, 581 stepchildren), 526 grandchildren, 264 brothers or sisters, 303 parents, 273 other relatives, 1,568 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,199 (4,472 male householders (3,272 living alone)), 5,145 female householders (4,165 living alone)), 2,582 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,410 (437 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,502 2-persons, 3,629 3-persons, 2,967 4-persons, 917 5-persons, 273 6-persons, 122 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,437 1-person, 1,891 2-persons, 210 3-persons, 61 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

9,632 married couples with children.
3,248 single-parent households (829 men, 2,419 women).

93.9% of residents of Washington County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $615,214,000 ($10,415 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,329,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $148,828,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $64,025,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,207,000
Federal grants: $363,420,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,994,000 ($5,507,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,741,000 ($7,462,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,890,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,109,000
Federal Government insurance: $99,994,000

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

Births: 3,206
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,537
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +437
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +400
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.14 millions of gallons per day (35% from ground, 65% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 20
  • 2010 to 2013: 566
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,763
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,559
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,935
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,487
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,774
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,963
  • 1940 to 1949: 768
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,477
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 95
  • 3 rooms: 319
  • 4 rooms: 1,376
  • 5 rooms: 3,009
  • 6 rooms: 3,535
  • 7 rooms: 3,220
  • 8 rooms: 2,231
  • 9+ rooms: 2,396
  • 1 room: 322
  • 2 rooms: 739
  • 3 rooms: 1,775
  • 4 rooms: 2,007
  • 5 rooms: 1,094
  • 6 rooms: 794
  • 7 rooms: 385
  • 8 rooms: 221
  • 9+ rooms: 120
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 525
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,376
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,708
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,509
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,051
  • no bedroom: 376
  • 1 bedroom: 2,702
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,628
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,300
  • 4 bedrooms: 334
  • 5+ bedrooms: 117
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Vermont in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 549
  • 1 vehicle: 4,452
  • 2 vehicles: 8,267
  • 3 vehicles: 2,261
  • 4 vehicles: 489
  • 5+ vehicles: 184
  • no vehicle: 1,360
  • 1 vehicle: 3,786
  • 2 vehicles: 1,918
  • 3 vehicles: 277
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5+ vehicles: 50

60% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Vermont.

Washington County:

60.3%
State average:

59.8%

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

  • This state: 33,942
  • Northeast: 15,327
  • Midwest: 2,189
  • South: 2,573
  • West: 1,306

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.4%)
  • Wood (12.0%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.5%)
  • Electricity (14.8%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 365
Here:

5.4%
Vermont:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 250
Here:

7.4%
Vermont:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,916
Here:

62.0%
Vermont:

37.7%

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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,368
  • Number of aged recipients: 88
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,280
  • Number of recipients under 18: 193
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 947
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 228
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 602
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 614
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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)

Most common first names in Washington County, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary31281.7 years
John30872.9 years
Robert26171.5 years
William24273.1 years
George23577.8 years
Charles19975.0 years
Ruth19682.2 years
Helen17081.9 years
James16973.5 years
Dorothy15781.3 years
Most common last names in Washington County, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15277.8 years
Martin10075.7 years
Brown8579.8 years
Davis8374.4 years
Johnson6979.6 years
Clark6578.6 years
Morse5777.4 years
Jones5275.3 years
Perry4678.5 years
Robinson4478.4 years
Businesses in Washington County, VT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets11
Ace Hardware2Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Ben & Jerry's1Nike2
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's4
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx14Subaru1
GNC2Subway5
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Honda1True Value5
Hyundai1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS9
KFC1Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"