Washington County, Virginia Population 2021

Washington County, Virginia's estimated population is 53,086 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Virginia is the 35th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 54,967 and has seen a growth of -3.42% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202153,086-327-0.61%
202053,413-327-0.61%
201953,740-327-0.60%
201854,067-112-0.21%
201754,179790.15%
201654,100-168-0.31%
201554,268-335-0.61%
201454,603-173-0.32%
201354,776-319-0.58%
201255,0952640.48%
201154,831-136-0.25%
201054,9679,08019.79%
199045,887-600-1.29%
198046,4875,65213.84%
197040,8352,7597.25%
196038,0765401.44%
195037,536-661-1.73%
194038,1974,34712.84%
193033,8501,4744.55%
192032,376-454-1.38%
191032,8303,83513.23%
190028,995-25-0.09%
189029,0203,81715.15%
188025,2038,38749.88%
187016,816-76-0.45%
186016,8922,28015.60%
185014,6121,61112.39%
184013,001-2,613-16.73%
183015,6143,17025.47%
182012,4442882.37%
181012,1562,62027.47%
18009,5363,91169.53%
17905,6250.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.61%
County Website
Founded
1776
County Seat
2010 Population
54,967
Growth Since 2010
-3.42%
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Washington County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,97296.12%
Black or African American7501.39%
Two or More Races7441.38%
Asian3050.56%
Some Other Race2080.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native800.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.02%
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Washington County, Virginia Population by Race

Washington County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington County, Virginia Median Age

46.3


Total

44.9


Male

47.3


Female

Washington County, Virginia Adults

There are 44,165 adults, (12,004 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Virginia.

Washington County, Virginia Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

27,487

50.84%

Male

26,584

49.16%

Washington County, Virginia Population by Age

Washington County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
Male81.9%18.1%
All75.2%24.8%
Female63.2%36.8%
Non Family62.7%37.3%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3212.3475.2
Married11,6512.8985.1
Non Family7,4771.1462.7
Female2,3903.1363.2
Male8033.1981.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Washington County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4286.09%
9th to 12th Grade3,2658.19%
High School Graduate13,67834.29%
Some College7,48018.75%
Associates Degree3,9389.87%
Bachelors Degree5,48213.74%
Graduate Degree3,6139.06%
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Washington County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38,46833,0758,572
Hispanic452370243
2+ Races403266115
Black38333147
Asian192165131
Other Race805040
Native American261414
Islander1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.23%.

Washington County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,051$37,750$30,680
Less Than 9th Grade$21,011$25,433$11,823
High School Graduate$26,035$30,915$20,453
Some College$32,431$41,385$29,536
Bachelors Degree$46,712$58,971$43,372
Graduate Degree$59,349$66,375$54,461

$34,051

Average Earnings

$37,750

Average Male

$30,680

Average Female

Washington County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Virginia Language by Age

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Washington County, Virginia Language

98.09% of Washington County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Washington County, Virginia Language

Washington County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,9616,95213.91%
Hispanic79726433.12%
Multiple69824935.67%
Black52417232.82%
Other16811970.83%
Native801215.00%
Asian29982.68%

14.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.97%

Male Poverty Rate

14.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Virginia is Other, with 70.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Virginia is Asian, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.62%.

Washington County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.86%
High School16.12%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%

Washington County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.56%
Female Unemployed27.80%
Female Employed6.67%
Male Employed5.24%

Washington County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,495$64,735
Families$63,232$77,699
Married Families$71,396$86,017
Non Families$25,669$37,656
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Income by Household Type

Washington County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Virginia 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 45-54.

Washington County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Virginia Marital Status

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3,537

Number of Veterans

3,374

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,658
First Gulf War456
Second Gulf War240
Korea235
World War II158

Washington County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,228
65 to 741,065
35 to 54592
55 to 64518
18 to 34134

Washington County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4258.02%
Black6010.85%
2+ Races489.62%
Hispanic366.49%
Native American415.38%

Washington County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Washington County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Washington County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Washington County, Virginia 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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61.31%

Born in Washington County, Virginia

98.64%

Native Born

1.36%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.64% of Washington County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 61.31% having been born in Virginia. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington County, Virginia 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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