Washington County, FL

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2022 Population
25,014
0.434% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
0.483% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.7%
1.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,536
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$137,600
10.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, FL had a population of 25k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $47,536. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, FL grew from 24,906 to 25,014, a 0.434% increase and its median household income grew from $41,806 to $47,536, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), Other (Hispanic) (1.92%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Washington County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Washington County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, FL are Florida Panhandle Technical College (198 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, FL was $137,600, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Washington County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, FL is home to a population of 25k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.35% of Washington County, FL residents were born outside of the country (838 people).

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Washington County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 794 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Washington County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, FL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 133
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.5k ± 195
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    794 ± 245
4.36%
Hispanic Population
1.09k people

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Washington County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 794 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Washington County, FL are hispanic (1.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
838 people
3.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
963 people

As of 2022, 3.35% of Washington County, FL residents (838 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, FL was 3.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    675 ± 155
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    284 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    241 ± 97

Washington County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, FL employs 8.67k people. The largest industries in Washington County, FL are Construction (1,422 people), Retail Trade (1,229 people), and Public Administration (868 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($73,247), Utilities ($63,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,417).

Occupations

8.67k
2022 Value
± 691

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, FL stayed at a rate of 0%, from 8.67k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, FL, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,037 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (890 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (878 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.67k
2022 Value
± 691

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, FL stayed at a rate of 0%, from 8.67k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, FL, are Construction (1,422 people), Retail Trade (1,229 people), and Public Administration (868 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,784
Median earning men ± $3,508
$27,199
Median earning women ± $2,676

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($73,460), Information ($58,939), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,068).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($45,492), Public Administration ($36,717), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,192).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 131
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 83
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 72
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 80.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.56%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Washington County, FL awarded 198 degrees. The student population of Washington County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 153 male students and 153 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, FL are White (146 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (33 and 16.7%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 5.05%), and Two or More Races (7 and 3.54%).

The largest universities in Washington County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Panhandle Technical College (198 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (36 and 18.2%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (21 and 10.6%), and Phlebotamy Technician (19 and 9.6%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, FL was $137,600 in 2022, which is 0.488 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,900 to $137,600, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, FL is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, FL have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, FL is $47,536. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, FL was Census Tract 9701.02 with a value of $80,313, followed by Census Tract 9701.03 and Census Tract 9703.02, with respective values of $53,737 and $49,612.

Property

$137,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,200
$7,126
Median Property Taxes
±$563

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Washington County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Washington County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701.02
  2. Census Tract 9701.03
  3. Census Tract 9703.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, FL was Census Tract 9701.02 with a value of $80,313, followed by Census Tract 9701.03 and Census Tract 9703.02, with respective values of $53,737 and $49,612.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,536
Median Household Income
± $4,379
9.1k
Number of Households
± 677

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.1k households in Washington County, FL grew to $47,536 from the previous year's value of $41,806.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.13%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Washington County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (5.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, FL have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Washington County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, FL (5.05k out of 22.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, FL is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Washington County, FL has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 3.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, FL see 5095 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.9% increase from the previous year (4147 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4322 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,095 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, FL

Primary care physicians in Washington County, FL see an average of 5,095 patients per year. This represents a 22.9% increase from the previous year (4,147 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
22.3%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
3.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, FL declined by 5.86% from 15.3% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.8 in Washington County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.2% in Washington County, FL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Washington County, FL.

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