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Time Zone: Washington County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fayetteville is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1828 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 200,181 people. This is an increase of 26.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 157,715 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 5.9% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

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

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
2000157,715The Last Census

More information can be found on the Washington County Census Page for Washington County.


Below are some of the communities located in Washington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Washington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fayetteville   77,14358,04732.9% increase  
Farmington   4,6813,60529.85% increase  
Prairie Grove   3,9032,54053.7% increase  
Johnson   3,3182,31943.08% increase  
Elkins   2,5221,251101.6% increase  

Websites for Washington County

Official Website:   www.co.washington.ar.us/

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

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