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Housing Profile
Washington County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 24973. Washington County ranks # 53 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 8833
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 78.5%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Washington County is projected to have a population of 28296, ranking it # 52 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Washington County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Washington County 24896 24973 25901 26805 27402 27907 28296
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $75164. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $38333.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $133086 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $122000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Washington County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Washington County Single Family Homes 55000 48000 53000 50000 62500 62500 61000 69900 82500 102750 103000 115000 105000 94800 107950 80000 115000 115000 107000 110000 122000
Washington County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Washington County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Washington County 608 998
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Washington County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $471 for a studio apartment, $474 for a one-bedroom, $634 for a two-bedroom, $836 for a three-bedroom, and $878 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Washington County, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Washington County 40 115 353 472 436 105 34 356 1911
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 1 licensed manufactured housing parks in Washington with 10 lots in 2012.
  • There are 1 licensed condominium developments in Washington with 25 units in 2012. Of these, 0 properties with 0 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Washington County, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Washington County Washington One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 158 198 141 78 92 54 59 121 139 193
Washington County Washington Manufactured housing 79 88 78 38 17 22 22 27 42 79
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2015, 2298 Washington County households (26%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 1231 households in Washington County (14%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Washington County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 6535 1067 1231
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Washington County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 5419 832 685
Renter 1116 235 546
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Washington County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $46300 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Washington County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 382 125 853
30.01-50% AMI 438 164 163
50.01-80% AMI 960 260 144
80.01+% AMI 4755 518 71
Total 6535 1067 1231
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 2813 households in Washington County (31.8%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 2487 of elderly households in Washington (88.4%) own their homes.
  • 463 elderly households (16%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Washington County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 2350 220 243
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Washington County was 1718 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Washington County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Washington County 2085 2255 2003 1883 835 729 425 515 10730 19.4 21.0 18.7 17.5 7.8 15.6
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Washington County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Washington County 193 2.3 49 0.6 437 4.1 589 5.5
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File