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Population
54,562
0.36% decline
Median Age
45.3
Median Household Income
$43,835
1.21% growth
Poverty Rate
14.3%
Number of Employees
24,377
0.27% decline
Median Property Value
$136,600
4.92% growth

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, VA employs 24,377 people. The economy of Washington County, VA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 1.46; 1.35; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington County, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,610), Retail trade (3,328), and Manufacturing (3,061), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($72,014), Utilities ($54,069), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,429).

Median household income in Washington County, VA is $43,835. Males in Washington County, VA have an average income that is 1.02 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,457. The income inequality of Washington County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.403 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Washington County, VA. In Washington County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,528. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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Diversity

Washington County, VA is home to a population of 54,562 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, VA is composed of 52,098 White residents (95.5%), 772 Hispanic residents (1.41%), 692 Black residents (1.27%), 530 Two+ residents (0.97%), and 307 Asian residents (0.56%). The most common foreign languages in Washington County, VA are Spanish (516 speakers), Arabic (150 speakers), and French (113 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington County, VA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (73 speakers), Urdu (92 speakers), and Arabic (150 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Washington County, VA awarded 940 degrees. The student population of Washington County, VA is skewed towards females, with 410 male students and 530 female students. Most students in Washington County, VA are White (840 and 89.4%), followed by Black or African American (41 and 4.36%), Unknown (32 and 3.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.06%). The largest universities in Washington County, VA by number of graduates are Virginia Highlands Community College (604 and 64.3%), Emory & Henry College (264 and 28.1%), and Washington County Adult Skill Center (72 and 7.66%). The most popular majors in Washington County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 and 13.2%), Registered Nursing (63 and 6.7%), and Electrician (22 and 2.34%). The median tuition costs in Washington County, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $33,500 and $33,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, VA is $136,600, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,200 to $136,600, a 4.92% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington County, VA is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Washington County, VA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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