Washington County MD Information

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Washington County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 58th
Population Density1 # 12 54th
Diversity Index2 # 19 25th
Median Household Income # 17 33rd
Per Capita Income # 17 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Washington County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 150,742
Population in Households 141,782
Population in Familes 114,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,960
Population Density1 329
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 56,716
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 37,878
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 61,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,290 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,426 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,141 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $199,281
Average Home Value $230,968
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,215
Average Household Income $66,840
Per Capita Income $26,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.52% 0.4%
Households 0.43% 0.39%
Families 0.23% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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