Washington County, MD

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2022 Population
154,645
0.448% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.739% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
5.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,017
8.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$262,400
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
70,953
0.958% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, MD had a population of 155k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $73,017. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, MD grew from 153,956 to 154,645, a 0.448% increase and its median household income grew from $67,349 to $73,017, a 8.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.32%), White (Hispanic) (2.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.34%).

None of the households in Washington County, MD 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.

97.3% of the residents in Washington County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, MD are Hagerstown Community College (757 degrees awarded in 2022) and Award Beauty School (40 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, MD was $262,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Washington County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, MD is home to a population of 155k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.5% of Washington County, MD residents were born outside of the country (8.5k people).

In 2022, there were 6.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Washington County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Washington County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, MD was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 291
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 734
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.68k ± 850
6.23%
Hispanic Population
9.63k people

In 2022, there were 6.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Washington County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.23% of the people in Washington County, MD are hispanic (9.63k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.5k people
5.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.16k people

As of 2022, 5.5% of Washington County, MD residents (8.5k 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, MD was 5.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,617 ± 311
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,276 ± 369
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,251 ± 262

Washington County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, MD employs 71k people. The largest industries in Washington County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,679 people), Retail Trade (8,950 people), and Construction (6,299 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,275), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,436), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,313).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

71k
2022 Value
± 2,170
0.958%
1 Year growth
± 4.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, MD grew at a rate of 0.958%, from 70.3k employees to 71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,161 people), Management Occupations (7,370 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

71k
2022 Value
± 2,170
0.958%
1 Year growth
± 4.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, MD grew at a rate of 0.958%, from 70.3k employees to 71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,679 people), Retail Trade (8,950 people), and Construction (6,299 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,543
Median earning men ± $2,477
$39,310
Median earning women ± $2,044

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,012), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,105), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,729).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,091), Construction ($52,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,357).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% 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 13.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,386
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 792
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 740
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

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 Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 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 Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Washington County, MD awarded 797 degrees. The student population of Washington County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,229 male students and 2,422 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, MD are White (575 and 72.4%), followed by Black or African American (102 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (48 and 6.05%), and Two or More Races (36 and 4.53%).

The largest universities in Washington County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Hagerstown Community College (757 and 95%) and Award Beauty School (40 and 5.02%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 18.7%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (90 and 11.3%), and General Business (88 and 11%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,651 students enrolled in Washington County, MD, 33.7% men and 66.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,393 records, of which 66.7% were women and 33.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 149 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Washington County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 149 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Washington County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 757 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hagerstown Community College with 757 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 298 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, MD, which is 0.597 times less than the 499 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 575 degrees mean that there were 5.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 102 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($630) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% 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 (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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, MD was $262,400 in 2022, which is 0.931 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $229,800 to $262,400, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, MD is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, MD have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, MD is $73,017. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, MD was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $134,081, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $97,308 and $96,017.

In 2022, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.331%.

Property

$262,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,901
$38,615
Median Property Taxes
±$1,399

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, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Washington County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 113.02
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, MD was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $134,081, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $97,308 and $96,017.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,017
Median Household Income
± $2,283
59.1k
Number of Households
± 1,990

In 2022, the median household income of the 59.1k households in Washington County, MD grew to $73,017 from the previous year's value of $67,349.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, MD 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.89%)
  3. Carpooled (8.93%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Washington County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.89%) and those who carpooled to work (8.93%).

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

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, MD have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.82% of the workforce in Washington County, MD 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, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, MD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.331%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, MD (18.1k out of 147k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.9% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 312 in Washington County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 20.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Washington County, MD has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MD see 1736 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1776 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1679 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 374 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,736 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, MD

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MD see an average of 1,736 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1,776 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.45%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, MD grew by 11.1% from 4.91% to 5.45%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.2 in Washington County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

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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 39% in Washington County, MD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.71% in Washington County, MD.

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