Washington County is located in south-central Indiana. The County Seat is Salem and the largest city is Salem. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtoncounty.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,878 and the 2010 census population was 28,262. The land area is 513.73 square miles and there are 55 persons per square mile.
98.3% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 80.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,500, there are 10,631 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,370, the median household income is $41,986, and 15.1% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,057. Retail sales (in $1000) were $190,711, and sales per capita were $6,844. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.5%.
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