Washington County, Florida
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As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,973 people, 7,931 households, and 5,646 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (36/mi²). There are 9,503 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.72% White, 13.69% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,931 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 105.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,922, and the median income for a family is $33,057. Males have a median income of $26,597 versus $20,198 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,980. 19.20% of the population and 15.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.90% of those under the age of 18 and 19.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Town of Caryville
- City of Chipley
- Town of Ebro
- Sunnyville (unincorporated)
- City of Vernon
- Town of Wausau
Government links/Constitutional offices
- Washington County Board of County Commissioners
- Washington County Supervisor of Elections
- Washington County Property Appraiser
- Washington County Sheriff's Office
- Washington County Tax Collector
- Washington County Clerk of Courts
- Circuit and County Court for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties