Washington County is located in southwest Alabama. The County Seat is Chatom and the largest city is Chatom. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtoncountyal.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,834 and the 2010 census population was 17,583. The land area is 1,080.21 square miles and there are 16.3 persons per square mile.
66.3% of the population is White, 24.5% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 7.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 80.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,900, there are 6,620 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,395, the median household income is $42,156, and 18.4% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,288. Retail sales (in $1000) were $76,343, and sales per capita were $4,458. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.6%.
Washington County | County Courthouse | PO Box 146 | Chatom, AL 36518-0146 | Phone: (251) 847-2208
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