Washington County AR Information


Washington County Subdivisions

Washington County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 224,488
Population in Households 216,665
Population in Familes 167,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,823
Population Density1 238
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 84,214
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 51,977
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 96,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,096 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,118 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,093 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $164,373
Average Home Value $209,817


Median Household Income $42,448
Average Household Income $61,366
Per Capita Income $23,421
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.79%
Households 1.57% 1.79%
Families 1.26% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Washington County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 4 96th
Diversity Index2 # 10 88th
Median Household Income # 7 92nd
Per Capita Income # 10 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.