Washington County, North Carolina Population 2024

10,666

Washington County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 10,666 with a growth rate of -0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, North Carolina is the 95th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 13,119 and has seen a growth of -18.7% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,261-81-0.78%
202810,342-81-0.78%
202710,423-81-0.77%
202610,504-81-0.77%
202510,585-81-0.76%
202410,666-81-0.75%
202310,747-81-0.75%
202210,828-81-0.74%
202110,909-67-0.61%
202010,976-659-5.66%
201911,635-158-1.34%
201811,793-154-1.29%
201711,947-134-1.11%
201612,081-170-1.39%
201512,251-228-1.83%
201412,479-190-1.5%
201312,66970.06%
201212,662-242-1.88%
201112,904-215-1.64%
201013,119
199013,997-804-5.43%
198014,8017635.44%
197014,0385504.08%
196013,4883082.34%
195013,1808576.95%
194012,3237206.21%
193011,6031741.52%
192011,4293673.32%
191011,0624544.28%
190010,6084084%
189010,2001,27214.25%
18808,9282,41237.02%
18706,5161592.5%
18606,35769312.24%
18505,6641,13925.17%
18404,525-27-0.59%
18304,55256614.2%
18203,98652215.07%
18103,4641,04243.02%
18002,422-7,839-76.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.75% (-81)
County Website
Washington County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,119
Area
348 mi²
Density
31 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-18.7% (-2,453)
Founded
1799

Washington County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American5,33548.28%
White5,06045.79%
Two or more races3463.13%
Other race2232.02%
Native American680.62%
Asian190.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington County, North Carolina Population by Race

Washington County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Washington County, North Carolina Median Age

48

Total

41.9

Male

52.4

Female

Washington County, North Carolina Adults

There are 8,823 adults, (2,873 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, North Carolina.

Washington County, North Carolina Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female5,39248.79%
Male5,65951.21%

Washington County, North Carolina Population by Age

Washington County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8972.2368.631.4
Non Family2,0991.086139
Married1,7652.9591.38.7
Female9503.4442.357.7
Male831.9480.719.3
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washington County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washington County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 52.63%.

Washington County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,774

Average Earnings

$46,884

Average Male

$26,763

Average Female

Washington County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washington County, North Carolina Language

98.9% of Washington County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Washington County, North Carolina Language

Washington County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,2741,75233.22%
White4,6804539.68%
Hispanic67817625.96%
Multiple342267.6%
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21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.52%

Male Poverty Rate

17.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, North Carolina is Black, with 33.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 7.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.32%.

Washington County, North Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.18%
High School22.74%
Some College12.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.8%
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Washington County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.09%
Female Employed8.03%
Male Employed6.5%
Male Unemployed6.04%
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Washington County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washington County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washington County, North Carolina 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 35-44.

Washington County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

839

Number of Veterans

748

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

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Washington County, North Carolina Veterans by War

count

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Washington County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Washington County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Washington County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, North Carolina 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

81.31%

Born in Washington County, North Carolina

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

1%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Washington County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 81.31% having been born in North Carolina. 1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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