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Washington County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||July 27, 1788|
|Named for||George Washington|
|• Total||640 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Land||632 sq mi (1,640 km2)|
|• Water||8.0 sq mi (21 km2) 1.3%%|
|• Density||93.3/sq mi (36.02/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Washington County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 59,711. Its county seat is Marietta. The county, the oldest in the state, is named for George Washington.
Washington County comprises the Marietta, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 632 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (1.3%) is water. It is the fifth-largest county in Ohio by land area.
- Noble County (north)
- Monroe County (northeast)
- Tyler County, West Virginia (east)
- Pleasants County, West Virginia (southeast)
- Wood County, West Virginia (south)
- Athens County (southwest)
- Morgan County (northwest)
- Wayne National Forest (part)
- Boord State Nature Preserve
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 61,778 people, 25,587 households, and 17,092 families living in the county. The population density was 97.8 inhabitants per square mile (37.8/km2). There were 28,367 housing units at an average density of 44.9 per square mile (17.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.5% white, 1.1% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 29.3% were German, 16.7% were Irish, 11.8% were English, and 10.7% were American.
Of the 25,587 households, 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.2% were non-families, and 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 43.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,654 and the median income for a family was $53,131. Males had a median income of $42,460 versus $28,828 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,786. About 10.8% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Archers Fork
- Coal Run
- Cow Run
- Lower Newport
- Luke Chute
- Moore Junction
- Moss Run
- Newell Run
- Oak Grove
- Patten Mills
- Tick Ridge
- Wingett Run
There are six high schools that serve the people of Washington County (as of 2016).
- Belpre Golden Eagles
- Beverly Fort Frye Cadets
- New Matamoras Frontier Cougars
- Marietta Tigers
- Vincent Warren Warriors
- Waterford Wildcats
There is also the Washington County Career Center, a tech school, Washington State Community College, a two-year college, and Marietta College, a four-year college. All are located in Marietta.
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