Washington County, Alabama Population 2021

Washington County, Alabama's estimated population is 16,174 with a growth rate of -0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Alabama is the 52nd largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 17,626 and has seen a growth of -8.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,174-76-0.47%
202016,250-76-0.47%
201916,326-76-0.46%
201816,402-120-0.73%
201716,522-99-0.60%
201616,621-211-1.25%
201516,832-36-0.21%
201416,868-29-0.17%
201316,897-249-1.45%
201217,146-209-1.20%
201117,355-271-1.54%
201017,6269325.58%
199016,694-127-0.76%
198016,8215803.57%
197016,2418695.65%
196015,372-240-1.54%
195015,612-576-3.56%
194016,188-177-1.08%
193016,3652,08614.61%
192014,279-175-1.21%
191014,4543,32029.82%
190011,1343,19940.32%
18907,9353,39774.86%
18804,53862616.00%
18703,912-757-16.21%
18604,6691,95672.10%
18502,713-2,587-48.81%
18405,3001,82652.56%
18303,47455418.97%
18102,9201,670133.60%
18001,2500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.47%
County Website
State
Founded
June 4, 1800
County Seat
2010 Population
17,626
Growth Since 2010
-8.24%
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Washington County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,97266.33%
Black or African American3,89423.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2217.38%
Two or More Races3972.40%
Asian420.25%
Some Other Race150.09%
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Washington County, Alabama Population by Race

Washington County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington County, Alabama Median Age

43.7


Total

43


Male

44.6


Female

Washington County, Alabama Adults

There are 12,753 adults, (3,047 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Alabama.

Washington County, Alabama Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

8,382

50.67%

Male

8,159

49.33%

Washington County, Alabama Population by Age

Washington County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
All82.7%17.3%
Non Family76%24%
Male76%24%
Female66.2%33.8%

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9902.7482.7
Married3,2093.1490.8
Non Family1,7821.1776
Female7664.4766.2
Male2333.5976

3.37

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Washington County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6105.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,36112.00%
High School Graduate4,88643.06%
Some College2,08118.34%
Associates Degree9718.56%
Bachelors Degree8007.05%
Graduate Degree6375.61%
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Washington County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,7076,237969
Black2,5092,292382
Native American80859671
Hispanic136127
2+ Races13386
Asian3822
Other Race151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Washington County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,346$50,945$19,144
Less Than 9th Grade$20,913$30,583$
High School Graduate$32,947$50,979$13,636
Some College$37,539$66,544$22,019
Bachelors Degree$44,385$53,333$31,081
Graduate Degree$41,412$53,920$40,849

$35,346

Average Earnings

$50,945

Average Male

$19,144

Average Female

Washington County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Alabama Language by Age

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Washington County, Alabama Language

98.72% of Washington County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Washington County, Alabama Language

Washington County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6132,07419.54%
Black3,86791523.66%
Multiple39717243.32%
Native1,18014312.12%
Hispanic24112953.53%
Asian411843.90%

21.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.00%

Male Poverty Rate

24.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Alabama is Hispanic, with 53.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Alabama is Native, with 12.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.86%.

Washington County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.67%
High School17.64%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater6.14%

Washington County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.26%
Male Unemployed38.36%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed4.07%

Washington County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,370$60,489
Families$52,878$73,671
Married Families$66,628-
Non Families$18,375$28,538
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Income by Household Type

Washington County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Washington County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Alabama Marital Status

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961

Number of Veterans

898

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam354
First Gulf War352
Second Gulf War156
Korea61
World War II

Washington County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64312
65 to 74280
35 to 54243
75+101
18 to 3425

Washington County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4855.59%
Black36411.80%
Native American10412.87%
2+ Races86.02%
Hispanic63.24%

Washington County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Washington County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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10.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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45.3%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Washington County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Washington County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.02%

Born in Washington County, Alabama

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Washington County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 75.02% having been born in Alabama. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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