Washington County, Mississippi Population 2024

41,368

Washington County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 41,368 with a growth rate of -1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Mississippi is the 18th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 51,098 and has seen a growth of -19.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202938,478-578-1.48%
202839,056-578-1.46%
202739,634-578-1.44%
202640,212-578-1.42%
202540,790-578-1.4%
202441,368-578-1.38%
202341,946-578-1.36%
202242,524-1,102-2.53%
202143,626-1,014-2.27%
202044,6406671.52%
201943,973-1,124-2.49%
201845,097-1,141-2.47%
201746,238-976-2.07%
201647,214-777-1.62%
201547,991-1,041-2.12%
201449,032-647-1.3%
201349,679-356-0.71%
201250,035-430-0.85%
201150,465-633-1.24%
201051,09800%
199067,935-4,409-6.09%
198072,3441,7632.5%
197070,581-8,057-10.25%
196078,6388,13411.54%
195070,5042,9284.33%
194067,57613,26624.43%
193054,3103,2186.3%
192051,0922,1594.41%
191048,933-283-0.58%
190049,2168,80221.78%
189040,41415,04759.32%
188025,36710,79874.12%
187014,569-1,110-7.08%
186015,6797,29086.9%
18508,3891,10215.12%
18407,2875,311268.78%
18301,976-36,502-94.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.38% (-578)
County Website
Washington County
County Seat
2020 Population
44,640
Area
724 mi²
Density
57 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-7.33% (-3,272)
Founded
1827

Washington County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American32,14972.08%
White10,97824.61%
Other race6051.36%
Two or more races4881.09%
Asian3640.82%
Native American190.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington County, Mississippi Population by Race

Washington County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Washington County, Mississippi Median Age

37.9

Total

36

Male

40.2

Female

Washington County, Mississippi Adults

There are 33,301 adults, (7,612 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Mississippi.

Washington County, Mississippi Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female23,58952.89%
Male21,01547.11%

Washington County, Mississippi Population by Age

Washington County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,2902.5457.842.2
Non Family6,6821.1153.546.5
Married5,6353.1277.222.8
Female3,9533.8239.460.6
Male1,0203.749.450.6

3.32

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washington County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3668.05%
9th to 12th Grade3,48111.85%
High School Graduate9,25331.49%
Some College5,52618.81%
Associates Degree2,7029.2%
Bachelors Degree3,81813%
Graduate Degree2,2347.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black20,21015,6413,457
White8,0797,0012,105
Hispanic38322121
Other Race35225460
2+ Races329291155
Asian327327275
Native American19190

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.1%.

Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,368$43,310$29,911
Less Than 9th Grade$21,856$30,548$11,995
High School Graduate$28,161$39,615$20,573
Some College$34,086$43,864$29,440
Bachelors Degree$48,889$60,583$45,000
Graduate Degree$53,459$81,719$48,490

$35,368

Average Earnings

$43,310

Average Male

$29,911

Average Female

Washington County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washington County, Mississippi Language

97.08% of Washington County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.8% of the population.

Washington County, Mississippi Language

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black31,51011,46036.37%
White10,5929859.3%
Hispanic75434746.02%
Other60520834.38%
Multiple4705712.13%
Asian364133.57%

29.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.17%

Male Poverty Rate

31.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 46.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Asian, with 3.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.73%.

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.61%
High School26.53%
Some College19.48%
Bachelors or Greater8.17%

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.04%
Male Unemployed48.1%
Female Employed11.6%
Male Employed6.87%

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,394$56,945
Families$49,517$65,970
Married Families$69,869$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,329$39,561

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washington County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,396

Number of Veterans

1,329

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam536
Second Gulf War312
First Gulf War311
Korea61
World War II19

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74403
75+370
35 to 54338
55 to 64258
18 to 3427

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black8603.69%
White5185.89%
2+ Races185.14%

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.4%

Born in Washington County, Mississippi

99.2%

Native Born

0.8%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.2% of Washington County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.4% having been born in Mississippi. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Washington County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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