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Washington Court House, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Washington Court House had a population of 14,301 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Washington Court House is located at latitude 39.5364 and longitude -83.4391 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washington Court House encompass a land area of 8.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Washington Court House (GNIS ID: 1086095) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Washington Court House is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington Court House: Washington, Washington Courthouse.


Washington Court House, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,301 (100%)
Population in Households 13,770 (96.3%)
Population in Families 10,570 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 531 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 1,627
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $44,015
Average Household Income $60,774
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $24,930
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,196 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,668 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $111,294
Average Home Value $127,791
Housing Affordability Index3 215


Total Households 5,865
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,651
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.13% 0.03%
Households 0.22% 0.09%
Families 0.1% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%


Washington Court House, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington Court House to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 90th
Population Density # 400 67th
Median Household Income # 985 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 479 39th
Per Capita Income # 794 35th
Diversity Index # 367 70th

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