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  Washington County is the wealthiest county in Rhode Island. South Kingstown is the largest city located within this county.
  The population of Washington county is estimated at 125,981. In 2017 there were 872 births and 1,208 deaths in Washington county. Washington county has 26,432 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 9,571 that are owned free and clear and 13,174 that are renter occupied.


  The residents of Washington County filed 65,160 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 12.3% of all Rhode Island filings and 0.044% of the entire nation. Washington had a combined total federal tax liability of $871,200,000 on earned income of $5,262,409,000. Other notable statistics from Washington County were 3,740 unemployment claims which collected a total of $17,521,000 and 23,160 charitable contributions valued at $81,388,000. 25,650 filings from Washington County paid a combined total of $150,323,000 in property taxes and 21,300 filings paid $172,517,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Washington county had 92 religious congregations with an estimated 59,076 members.


45.0% of the Washington population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 6.0% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 51% of Washington County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 3,227 votes.

At $78,599 the median income is 124.9% of the Rhode Island average. An estimated 2,775 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Washington, the equivalant of around 4.0% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 4.8%.


Top 15 Industries in Washington County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
7,570Health care and social assistance
6,631Retail trade
6,621Manufacturing
5,255Accommodation and food services
4,266Restaurants and other eating places
2,764Ambulatory health care services
2,637Fabricated metal product manufacturing
2,617Full-service restaurants
1,960Food and beverage stores
1,798Nursing and residential care facilities
1,674Grocery stores
1,647Professional, scientific, and technical services
1,620Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores
1,314Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
1,306Other services (except public administration)


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.20% in Washington County (averaging across 5 zip codes; 2882, 2891, 2852, 2832 and 2879).

In 2018 13.54% of listings in Washington County (averaging across 8 zip codes a sample of which are; 2891, 2813, 2892, 2882 and 2832) dropped their price.


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Map of Washington County, RI