Washington County is located in east-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Blair and the largest city is Blair. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.washington.ne.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,258 and the 2010 census population was 20,234. The land area is 389.96 square miles and there are 51.9 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 95% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $169,700, there are 7,647 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,328, the median household income is $65,409, and 7.7% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,164. Retail sales (in $1000) were $642,646, and sales per capita were $32,377. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.1%.
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