Washington County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Washington and the largest city is Washington. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.washington.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,070 and the 2010 census population was 21,704. The land area is 568.84 square miles and there are 38.2 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 89.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,800, there are 8,948 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,459, the median household income is $54,554, and 9.8% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,559. Retail sales (in $1000) were $195,045, and sales per capita were $9,221. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.9%.
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