Washington County is located in easternmost Maine. The County Seat is Machias and the largest city is Calais. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtoncountymaine.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 31,808 and the 2010 census population was 32,856. The land area is 2,562.66 square miles and there are 12.8 persons per square mile.
92% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 5.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 87.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $103,500, there are 14,209 households, an average of 2.20 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,807, the median household income is $37,236, and 19.5% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,460. Retail sales (in $1000) were $405,170, and sales per capita were $12,360. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.5%.
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