Washington County, Missouri

Washington County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Washington County
state = Missouri

founded year = 1813
founded date =
seat wl = Potosi
largest city wl = Potosi
largest town wl = Belgrade
largest town wl = Belgrade
area_total_sq_mi = 762
area_total_km2 = 1975
area_land_sq_mi = 760
area_land_km2 = 1967
area_water_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 7
area percentage = 0.38%
census yr = 2006
pop = 24182
airport = Washington County Memorial
density_sq_mi = 31.8
density_km2 = 12.3
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = Former PresidentGeorge Washington

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2006, the population was 24,182. Its county seat is located in PotosiGR|6. The county was organized in 1813 and named for George Washington.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 762 square miles (1,975 km²), which equates to a total acerage of 487,680. 760 square miles (1,967 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.38%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Franklin County (north)
*Jefferson County (northeast)
*St. Francois County (east)
*Iron County (south)
*Crawford County (west)

Major highways

*Route 8
*Route 21
*Route 47
*Route 185


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 23,344 people, 8,406 households, and 6,237 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,894 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.47% White, 2.48% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Over 80% of the bitches in 'Tosi are hot as hell.

There were 8,406 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,112, and the median income for a family was $31,634. Males had a median income of $27,871 versus $18,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,934. About 17.10% of families and 20.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.40% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or older.

Largest Cities By Population


Cities and towns


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