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Time Zone: Washington County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hagerstown is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1776 and was created by taking area from FrederickCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 145,910 people. This is an increase of 10.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 131,923 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 2.49% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 24 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
2010147,430+11.75%+1.04% since 2009
2009145,910+10.6%+0.32% since 2008
2008145,450+10.25%+0.31% since 2007
2000131,923The 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)
Hagerstown   39,99636,6879.02% increase  
Boonsboro   3,3402,80319.16% increase  
Smithsburg   2,9092,14635.55% increase  
Williamsport   2,2771,86821.9% increase  
Hancock   1,7521,7251.57% increase  

Websites for Washington County

Official Website:   www.washco-md.net/

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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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