Washington County, Florida
Washington County is part of the Northwest Florida region, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. The top industries by employment for Washington County are public administration, trade & transportation, and construction.
Major private sector employers for Washington County include WestPoint Home, Inc, Wal-Mart, NW Florida Community Hospital, Trawick Construction, and ARC of Wash-Holmes Cos. Top public sector employers are Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Transportation, Washington County School District, and County of Washington. Cities and towns in Washington City include Caryville, Chipley, Ebro, Vernon, Wausau.
Washington County Florida Cities
There are 5 cities in Washington County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Washington County has a population of approximately 24,892 people. The population increased 0.0% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Washington County is 582.8 square miles and had a population density of 42.7 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 10,864 housing units in Washington County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Washington County has a 76.8% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Washington County's medium household income in 2011 was $37,036, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
20.3% of the population in Washington County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Washington County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Washington County
Washington County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Washington County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $195 million, Washington County's economic activity represents 0.03% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$18||9.3%|
Washington County Regional Comparisons
Washington County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Washington County represents 0.7% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Washington Real Estate
There are 9,893 properties in Washington County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||6||$49,500||$40||January 1st, 2013||June 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||114||$72,300||$44||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Washington County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Washington County are classified as Commercial. 6 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and June 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,169,000. The median sales price was $49,500. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Washington County was $40 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Washington County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Washington County are classified as Residential. 114 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $10,171,770. The median sales price was $72,300. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Washington County was $81 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $44/ft and C Class $14/ft.
Washington Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||12||135,019|
|Sports & Entertaining||8||128,074|