Washington County is located in northwest Oregon. The County Seat is Hillsboro and the largest city is Hillsboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.washington.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 562,998 and the 2010 census population was 529,712. The land area is 724.23 square miles and there are 731.4 persons per square mile.
82.7% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 16.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 9.6% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4% is two or more races. 90.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 39.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $282,400, there are 201,771 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,078, the median household income is $64,180, and 11.4% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 43,601. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,754,390, and sales per capita were $16,886. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.9%.
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