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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Washington County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,877

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 281

Female householder, no husband present : 820

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,540

Householder not living alone : 116


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Washington County, Alabama)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 4

Male householder and female partner : 47

Female householder and female partner : 5

Female householder and male partner : 57

All other households : 6,521


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Washington County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,534

Renter-occupied housing units : 343

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 215

Renter-occupied housing units : 66

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 546

Renter-occupied housing units : 274

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,397

Renter-occupied housing units : 259


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Washington County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 993

$10,000 to $14,999 : 678

$15,000 to $19,999 : 543

$20,000 to $24,999 : 514

$25,000 to $29,999 : 337

$30,000 to $34,999 : 271

$35,000 to $39,999 : 170

$40,000 to $44,999 : 177

$45,000 to $49,999 : 196

$50,000 to $59,999 : 771

$60,000 to $74,999 : 688

$75,000 to $99,999 : 658

$100,000 to $124,999 : 415

$125,000 to $149,999 : 107

$150,000 to $199,999 : 63

$200,000 or more : 53


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Washington County, Alabama)

Total : 8,426


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Washington County, Alabama)

Occupied : 6,634

Vacant : 1,792


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Washington County, Alabama)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Washington County, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later : 33

Built 2000 to 2004 : 355

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,752

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,442

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,819

Built 1960 to 1969 : 1,547

Built 1950 to 1959 : 911

Built 1940 to 1949 : 196

Built 1939 or earlier : 371


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Washington County, Alabama)

Utility gas : 875

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,775

Electricity : 3,705

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 279

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Washington County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 442

$10,000 to $14,999 : 213

$15,000 to $19,999 : 129

$20,000 to $24,999 : 161

$25,000 to $29,999 : 117

$30,000 to $34,999 : 293

$35,000 to $39,999 : 211

$40,000 to $49,999 : 378

$50,000 to $59,999 : 546

$60,000 to $69,999 : 279

$70,000 to $79,999 : 214

$80,000 to $89,999 : 379

$90,000 to $99,999 : 283

$100,000 to $124,999 : 488

$125,000 to $149,999 : 359

$150,000 to $174,999 : 470

$175,000 to $199,999 : 208

$200,000 to $249,999 : 353

$250,000 to $299,999 : 83

$300,000 to $399,999 : 65

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 21

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Washington County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 77

Home equity loan only : 152

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 20

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,484

Housing units without a mortgage : 3,959


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Washington County, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $57,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $92,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $60,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $69,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $68,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $106,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $40,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $102,600


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Washington County, Alabama: 72.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Washington County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 2 2 $239,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $239,000
2000        
  Single Family 5 5 $485,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $485,000
2001        
  Single Family 4 4 $469,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $469,000
2002        
  Single Family 3 3 $311,542
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $311,542
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $215,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $215,000
2004        
  Single Family 3 3 $364,550
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $364,550
2005        
  Single Family 3 3 $415,750
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $415,750
2006        
  Single Family 6 6 $1,293,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $1,293,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Washington County, AL): $30,815
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Washington County): $51,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Washington County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 20.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 37.6%
Electricity: 34.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 6.8%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Washington County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 45.58%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 50.34%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 4.08%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Washington County): $269
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Washington County): $513


(updated 2010)



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