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The 2000 Census showed that Washington County had a population of 157,715 people. This represented 5.9% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Washington had a population of 200,181 people. This is an increase of 26.93% 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
2010203,065+28.75%+1.44% since 2009
2009200,181+26.93%+1.51% since 2008
2008197,210+25.04%+1.29% since 2007
2007194,696+23.45%+2.16% since 2006
2006190,581+20.84%+3.52% since 2005
2005184,095+16.73%+3.98% since 2004
2004177,043+12.26%+3.22% since 2003
2003171,516+8.75%+2.71% since 2002
2002166,983+5.88%+2.3% since 2001
2001163,229+3.5%+3.5% since 2000
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2000157,715The Last Census

Washington County had 64,330 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Washington County has a total area<3> of 956 square miles [2,476 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (6.29 square miles [16.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Washington County had a population density of 166.1 people per square mile [64.1 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 75 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 Arkansas.

Click here for the Washington County QuickFact (QF-05143).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
FayettevilleQF-052329077,14358,04732.9%

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
BentonQF-05007   N225,504153,40647%
CrawfordQF-05033   S60,10253,24712.87%
MadisonQF-05087   E15,87514,24311.46%
Adair (OK)QF-40001   SW21,85721,0383.89%

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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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