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Washington County, Utah

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Template:UTcounty Washington County is a county located in the state of Utah. As of 2000, the population is 90,354 and by 2004 was estimated at 109,924. It was named for the first President of the United States, George Washington. Its county seat and largest city is St. George6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,293 km² (2,430 mi²). 6,285 km² (2,427 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.

The county includes an area along the Spanish Trail called Mountain Meadows. Zion National Park is located in the eastern part of Washington County.


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Education

In addition to the primary and secondary schools that compose Washington County School District, Washington County is home to Dixie State College of Utah located in St. George with a campus extension in Hurricane.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 90,354 people, 29,939 households, and 23,442 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (37/mi²). There are 36,478 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.57% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 1.47% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 2.24% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. 5.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 29,939 households out of which 37.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.60% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.70% are non-families. 17.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.36.

In the county, the population is spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,212, and the median income for a family is $41,845. Males have a median income of $31,275 versus $20,856 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,873. 11.20% of the population and 7.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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