Washington County is located in north-central Kansas. The County Seat is Washington and the largest city is Washington. The Official Web Site is located at http://washingtoncountyks.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,598 and the 2010 census population was 5,799. The land area is 894.76 square miles and there are 6.5 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 90.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $58,300, there are 2,487 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,621, the median household income is $42,515, and 10.2% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 532. Retail sales (in $1000) were $34,776, and sales per capita were $5,992.
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