Washington County is located in southwestern Illinois. The County Seat is Nashville and the largest city is Nashville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtonco.illinois.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,337 and the 2010 census population was 14,716. The land area is 562.57 square miles and there are 26.2 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 89.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,900, there are 5,882 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,325, the median household income is $52,832, and 10.2% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $197,317, and sales per capita were $13,400.
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