Washington County, Florida
Washington County Courthouse
Washington County is located in Florida's panhandle. Washington County was created in 1825 and contains 580 square miles of land area with another 36 square miles in water surface. The county seat is Chipley. Washington County is named after George Washington. Interstate 10 crosses the county east/west.
Washington County has a history of Native American occupation stretching back thousands of years. Several Native American Mounds from the days of the Mississippian/Mound Builder culture have been discovered.
Private Sector, wages or salary: 66%
Government Sector: 25%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 41 People per Square Mile
Median Resident Age: 38.8 Years
Cost of Living Index for Washington County: 84.7
Median Household Income: $32,180
Median Home Value: $142,975
Construction, Health Care, Government, Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Lodging & Food Services, Repair & Maintenance, Textile Manufacturing, Transportation Services, Retail Services