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The 2000 Census showed that Washington County had a population of 18,097 people. This represented 0.41% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Washington had a population of 17,069 people. This is a decrease of 5.68% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,581-2.85%+3% since 2009
200917,069-5.68%-0.11% since 2008
200817,088-5.58%-0.21% since 2007
200717,124-5.38%-1.41% since 2006
200617,369-4.02%-0.24% since 2005
200517,410-3.8%-0.96% since 2004
200417,579-2.86%-0.92% since 2003
200317,743-1.96%-0.29% since 2002
200217,795-1.67%-0.53% since 2001
200117,890-1.14%-1.14% since 2000
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200018,097The Last Census

Washington County had 8,123 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Washington County has a total area<3> of 1,088 square miles [2,819 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.89 square miles [20.42 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Washington County had a population density of 16.75 people per square mile [6.47 people/km²], making it the state's 62nd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Washington County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Washington and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Washington County QuickFact (QF-01129).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Washington County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BaldwinQF-01003   SE179,878140,41528.1%
ChoctawQF-01023   N13,99015,922-12.13%
ClarkeQF-01025   NE26,04227,867-6.55%
MobileQF-01097   S411,721399,8432.97%
Greene (MS)QF-28041   W14,35213,2997.92%
Wayne (MS)QF-28153   NW20,65421,216-2.65%

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Census QuickFact for Washington County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Washington. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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