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The 2000 Census showed that Washington County had a population of 62,977 people. This represented 2.21% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Washington had a population of 54,616 people. This is a decrease of 13.28% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201051,137-18.8%-6.37% since 2009
200954,616-13.28%-0.59% since 2008
200854,941-12.76%-0.98% since 2007
200755,482-11.9%-1.61% since 2006
200656,390-10.46%-2.14% since 2005
200557,626-8.5%-1.04% since 2004
200458,230-7.54%-1.57% since 2003
200359,160-6.06%-1.99% since 2002
200260,359-4.16%-2.1% since 2001
200161,654-2.1%-2.1% since 2000
200062,977The Last Census

Washington County had 24,381 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Washington County has a total area<3> of 761 square miles [1,971 km²]. Of this total, 723 square miles [1,875 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.9%) being water (37.27 square miles [96.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Washington County had a population density of 87 people per square mile [33.59 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 82 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 Mississippi.

Click here for the Washington County QuickFact (QF-28151).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Chicot (AR)QF-05017   W11,82314,117-16.25%
BolivarQF-28011   N36,76640,633-9.52%
HumphreysQF-28053   SE9,80911,206-12.47%
IssaquenaQF-28055   S1,6122,274-29.11%
SharkeyQF-28125   S5,4206,580-17.63%
SunflowerQF-28133   NE29,61034,369-13.85%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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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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