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Washington County, Maryland

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Population, Census, April 1, 2020

Washington County, Maryland
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 154,705
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
154,937
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
154,705
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 154,705
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 147,430
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
Female persons, percent
48.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,877
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 63,935
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $221,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,543
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $469
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $931
Building permits, 2021 332
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 56,367
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 22.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 314,002
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,088,115
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 369,402
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,618,583
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,429
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 30.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,510
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,525
Persons in poverty, percent
12.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,442
Total employment, 2020 61,034
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,598,105
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 9,145
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,688
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,466
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 469
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,996
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 222
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,935
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 338.0
Population per square mile, 2010 322.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 457.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 457.78
FIPS Code 24043
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Washington County, Maryland
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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