Washington County is located in western Maryland. The County Seat is Hagerstown and the largest city is Hagerstown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washco-md.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 149,573 and the 2010 census population was 147,430. The land area is 457.78 square miles and there are 322.1 persons per square mile.
84.8% of the population is White, 10.7% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $206,100, there are 55,960 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,532, the median household income is $55,609, and 12.4% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,240. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,463,271, and sales per capita were $16,988. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26%.
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