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Washington County, Virginia

Washington County is a county located in the State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 51,103. Its county seat is Abingdon6.

A farm in Washington County, Virginia


\nAccording to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,466 km² (566 mi²). 1,458 km² (563 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 51,103 people, 21,056 households, and 14,949 families residing in the county. The population density is 35/km² (91/mi²). There are 22,985 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.56% White, 1.32% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 21,056 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.84. In the county, the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males. The median income for a household in the county is $32,742, and the median income for a family is $40,162. Males have a median income of $30,104 versus $21,307 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,350. 10.90% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.20% are under the age of 18 and 14.20% are 65 or older.