Washington County, IA

22,115 Population
568.9 square miles 38.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
 
Population Density
38.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.9%
was 62.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.0%
was 2.8%
 
Percent Under 18
24.8%
was 24.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
18.5%
was 18.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.1
Ranked 9th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.0%
was 9.3%
 
Median Household Income
$56,864
was $56,390
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,204
Ranked 16th Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
36
Ranked 11th Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
175.3
was 127.2
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Property Crimes per 100,000
435.9
was 367.9
Ranked 28th Highest in IA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,557
was 9,529
 
Median Rent
$720
was $692
 
Total Building Permits
47
was 15
 
Occupied Housing Units
8,757
was 8,938
 
Homeownership Rate
72.9%
was 71.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
43
was 13
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
16.8
was 16.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
25.2%
was 19.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.9
was 1.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.1
was 0.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.5%
was 90.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.3%
was 98.3%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.8%
was 90.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.9%
was 20.9%
 

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