Washington County, Mississippi Population 2020

Washington County, Mississippi's estimated population is 42,785 with a growth rate of -2.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Mississippi is the 18th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202042,785-1,139-2.59%
201943,924-1,139-2.53%
201845,063-1,139-2.47%
201746,202-984-2.09%
201647,186-779-1.62%
201547,965-1,047-2.14%
201449,012-650-1.31%
201349,662-354-0.71%
201250,016-433-0.86%
201150,449-647-1.27%
201051,096-16,839-24.79%
199067,935-4,409-6.09%
198072,3441,7632.50%
197070,581-8,057-10.25%
196078,6388,13411.54%
195070,5042,9284.33%
194067,57613,26624.43%
193054,3103,2186.30%
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%
186015,6797,29086.90%
18508,3891,10215.12%
18407,2875,311268.78%
18301,9760.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-2.59%
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Founded
1827
County Seat
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Washington County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American33,98272.17%
White12,09725.69%
Some Other Race3910.83%
Asian2820.60%
Two or More Races2780.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native560.12%
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Washington County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Washington County, Mississippi Median Age

36.9


Total

33.7


Male

38.7


Female

Washington County, Mississippi Adults

There are 34,737 adults, (6,953 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Mississippi.

Washington County, Mississippi Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

25,068

53.24%

Male

22,018

46.76%

Washington County, Mississippi Households and Families

Washington County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All54%46%
Male51.3%48.7%
Non Family49%51%
Female36.1%63.9%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,2992.5454
Non Family6,8221.1249
Married5,7163.175.3
Female4,7423.7336.1
Male1,0193.4251.3

3.3

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Washington County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5518.42%
9th to 12th Grade3,97213.11%
High School Graduate9,25430.53%
Some College6,62221.85%
Associates Degree2,2137.30%
Bachelors Degree3,47611.47%
Graduate Degree2,2207.32%
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Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black20,62415,7383,231
White8,9267,5942,327
Hispanic40613517
Other Race25793
Asian24519290
Multiple Races1058539
Native American55459

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 37.14%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,544$34,840$24,985
Less Than High School$17,788$20,479$14,018
High School Grad$26,676$32,686$19,712
Some College$26,453$30,471$24,093
Bachelors Degree$36,505$47,866$32,312
Graduate Degree$50,833$93,750$43,850

$28,544

Average Earnings

$34,840

Average Male

$24,985

Average Female

Washington County, Mississippi Language

Washington County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Washington County, Mississippi Language

97.81% of Washington County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.30% of the population.

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black33,54013,66040.73%
White11,8081,68614.28%
Hispanic72918825.79%
Other3917218.41%
Native551629.09%
Asian281124.27%
Multiple27751.81%

33.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.16%

Male Poverty Rate

36.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Black, with 40.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 1.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.92%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.05%
High School29.83%
Some College23.02%
Bachelors or Greater6.57%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.82%
Female Unemployed56.44%
Female Employed18.89%
Male Employed8.94%

Washington County, Mississippi Income

Washington County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,834$49,433
Families$40,073$58,686
Married Families$61,098$80,042
Non Families$19,583$31,423
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Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Mississippi Veterans

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1,824

Number of Veterans

1,670

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam781
Second Gulf War296
First Gulf War249
Korea171
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74508
55 to 64467
75+340
35 to 54305
18 to 34204
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,0034.15%
White7247.39%
2 or More4430.77%
Asian2811.11%
Indian2545.45%
Hispanic173.96%

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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18.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Employment Status

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

15.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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86.82%

Born in Mississippi

98.64%

Native Born

1.36%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.64% of Washington County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.82% having been born in Mississippi. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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