Washington County is located in east-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Plymouth and the largest city is Plymouth . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washconc.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,570 and the 2010 census population was 13,218. The land area is 348.14 square miles and there are 38 persons per square mile.
48.1% of the population is White, 49.2% is Black or African American, 4.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 79% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $89,000, there are 5,056 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,779, the median household income is $34,936, and 23.7% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 921. Retail sales (in $1000) were $107,746, and sales per capita were $8,370. The percentage of black-owned firms is 22.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.5%.
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