In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $5.6 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Washington County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 1,108 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 93,172 meals served to seniors in need

  • 12 home accessibility modifications to ensure seniors can age at home

  • 456 seniors received vouchers through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • 16 county-based service providers, 56 contracted service providers, and 405 local people employed

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Four Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $1.6 million

  • One Appalachian Assistance project totaling $24,200

  • One Clean Ohio Conservation Fund projects totaling $703,875

  • $1.2 million from Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Grant for the Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network supporting Building Bridges to Careers

  • Three Community Development Block Grant water + sewer projects totaling $97,100

  • 22 data requests + projects



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Washington County was 61,778. In 2016, the population of Washington County decreased to 61,154, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Washington County was 61,778. Over time, the population of Washington County is projected to decrease to 59,000 in 2020 and then decrease to 53,720 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Washington County was 11.4%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Washington County decreased to 6.2%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Washington County was $43,185. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Washington County increased to $44,763, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Washington County population in poverty was 15.1%. In 2016, the percent of the Washington County population in poverty increased to 15.7%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

According to ACS 2012-2016, the distribution of the Perry County population by age identifies the 50-59 age range as the highest and the 80+ age range the lowest.