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Washington County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 348.1 square miles
Population Density 38 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 12,722
Population change -3.8%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 21.7%
65 and over 20.3%
Females 52.7%
White 48.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.3
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 49.2%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.7%
Veterans 998
Households and Housing
Households 5,056
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.5%
Median household income $34,936
The per capita income $18,779
Live below the poverty line. 23.7%
housing units 6,401
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $89,000
Residents owning their homes. 72.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 921
Women-owned firms 31.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 22.6%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $107,746
Retail sales per capita $8,370
Manufacturers shipments $727,927
Merchant wholesaler sales $83,173