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

The community of Abingdon is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1777.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 53,018 people. This is an increase of 3.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,103 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 0.72% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 134 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
201054,876+7.38%+3.5% since 2009
200953,018+3.75%+0.17% since 2008
200852,927+3.57%+0.27% since 2007
200051,103The 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)
Abingdon   8,0047,7802.88% increase  
Glade Spring   1,5251,37410.99% increase  
Damascus   1,0669818.66% increase  

Websites for Washington County

Official Website:   www.washcova.com/

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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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