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Washington County, MD

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Washington County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering southern Pennsylvania to the north, northern Virginia to the south, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to the south and west. In July 2008, Washington County was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President) George Washington. Its county seat is Hagerstown.

Washington County is one of three counties in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Due to commuting patterns, a high growth rate, and close proximity, Washington County is also often considered, though not officially designated a part of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area.

The western portions of Maryland (including present Washington County) were incorporated into Prince George's County in 1696. This original county included six current counties. The first to be created was Frederick, separated from Prince George's County in 1748.

A number of properties in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles (1,211 km²), of which 458 square miles (1,187 km²) is land and 9 square miles (24 km²) (2.01%) is water. Washington County is bordered to the north by the Mason-Dixon Line; to the south by the Potomac River; to the east by South Mountain; and to the west by Sideling Hill Creek.

Washington County, MD Washington County is a major industrial and transportation hub in the Mid-Atlantic region. Interstates 81, 70 and 68, coupled with excellent rail service, provide easy market access and distribution. The Hagerstown Regional Airport is a fully instrumented airfield and has the secondlongest runway in the State of Maryland. Hagerstown, the county seat and business center, is Maryland's sixth largest city and is easily accessible to both Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Washington County has more than twenty industrial, technology and business parks, Foreign Trade Zone #255, and three State Enterprise Zones, including one at the airport. Major tourist attractions include the Antietam National Battlefield, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Fort Frederick State Park.

Washington County offers a variety of industrial and office properties for businesses. Approximately 20 business and industrial parks, including a technology park, are concentrated in the Hagerstown and Williamsport areas with easy access to Interstates 70 and 81. More than 2,178 acres are ready for development, while six million square feet of office, commercial, warehouse and manufacturing space are available.

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Demographics

Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:
  • 85.1% White
  • 9.6% Black
  • 0.2% Native American
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 2.6% Two or more races
  • 1.1% Other races
  • 3.5% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
As of the census of 2010, there were 147,430 people, 49,726 households, and 34,112 families residing in the county. The population density was 315 people per square mile (111/km²). There were 52,972 housing units at an average density of 116 per square mile (45/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.71% White or Caucasian, 7.77% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.1% were of German, 21.4% American, 8.8% Irish and 8.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 49,726 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,617, and the median income for a family was $48,962. Males had a median income of $34,917 versus $24,524 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,062. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
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Households & Income

Washington County, MD There were 49,726 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,617, and the median income for a family was $48,962. Males had a median income of $34,917 versus $24,524 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,062. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.92
Crime Risk (County) 0.44
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.55
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.55
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.41
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.35
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.75
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.46
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.49
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.50
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.42
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Climate

Average July High Temperature 86.1 °F
Average January Low Temperature 20.8 °F
Annual Precipitation 39.5 inches
Air Pollution Index 78% of National Average