A Great Place to Live And Work
Located in the western part of Maryland, Washington County, MD borders Pennsylvania to the north, northern Virginia to the south, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to the south and west. This usually designates it as part of the quad-state area which encompasses MD, PA, WV and VA.
According to the 2010 U.S. census:
- The county has a population of 147,430 people, 49,726 households, and 34,112 families
- The density was 315 people per square mile
- 23.40% of people are under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.
A Great Place to Work
Washington County, MD offers a lot of great job opportunities in various industries. Whether you are a business owner looking for office space in Washington County, MD or to purchase commercial land, an individual looking for a job or perhaps a company looking to build office, retail or industrial space, Washington County, MD is a great place to own a business or to work. From several colleges & universities and public schools to jobs within the medical, finance or farming industries, Washington County, MD has something for everyone!
The median income for a household in the county was $40,617, and the median income for a family was $48,962.
Bring the Family
Our county is rich in history, has plenty of things to do and does not fall short when it comes to an ideal place for your family to live. There are many residential real estate properties available for lease and for sale.
The school systems are some of the best in Maryland and the cost of living is relatively low, especially compared to larger cities In Washington County you get the benefits and convenience a larger town or city can offer with all the down home comforts. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.
Our towns include the county seat of Hagerstown(represented by the large star in our official flag) and Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport (represented by the smaller stars).
Rich in History
The county was established in 1776 and named for Gen. George Washington. In fact it was the first county in the U.S. to be named after Washington. Washington County is a plethora of US history, including sites such as:
- a fort built in 1756 for use during the French and Indian War
- a city founded by a German immigrant in 1762
- a battlefield strewn with 23,000 dead and wounded soldiers in 1862
- a highway, a canal, and later a railroad that helped to open up the frontier and further westward expansion
- 24 graceful stone arch bridges built between 1819 and 1863 — some of the county’s greatest treasures