Washington County is located in northwest Arkansas. The County Seat is Fayetteville and the largest city is Fayetteville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.washington.ar.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 220,792 and the 2010 census population was 203,060. The land area is 941.97 square miles and there are 215.6 persons per square mile.
87.6% of the population is White, 3.4% is Black or African American, 16.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 82.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $148,800, there are 79,214 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,264, the median household income is $41,248, and 20.7% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 17,653. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,723,279, and sales per capita were $13,987. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.4%.
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