Washington County is located in east-central Missouri. The County Seat is Potosi and the largest city is Potosi . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtoncountymo.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,077 and the 2010 census population was 25,196. The land area is 759.91 square miles and there are 33.2 persons per square mile.
95.6% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 71.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $73,000, there are 9,199 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,703, the median household income is $34,702, and 23.4% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,374. Retail sales (in $1000) were $124,339, and sales per capita were $5,116.
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