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Washington County, OR
The county was named for George Washington

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The county is in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 488,253. This was an increase of  9.64% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$52,122
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Washington County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Washington County was $31,578. This was an increase of 8.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 102% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Hillsboro
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s

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18% of Washington County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Washington County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Washington County include Arcade Cemetery, Bethany Methodist Cemetery, Blooming Cemetery, Buxton Cemetery, Cherry Grove Cemetery, Cooper Mountain Cemetery, Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery, Cornelius Lutheran Cemetery, Crescent Grove Cemetery, Emanuel Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Washington County include Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Buxton, Carnation, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Cornelius, Durham, Elmonica ... View communities

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Colleges in Washington County include OGI School of Science & Engineering, Pacific University ... View colleges

School districts in Washington County include Banks SD 13, Beaverton SD 48J, Forest Grove SD 15, Gaston SD 511J, Hillsboro SD 1J, Northwest Regional ESD, Sherwood SD 88J, Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Washington County include Banks Public Library, Beaverton City Library, Cornelius Public Library, Forest Grove City Library, Sherwood Public Library, Shute Park Branch, Tanasbourne Main Library, Tigard Public Library, Tualatin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Washington County include Forest Grove News-Times, Hillsboro Argus, King City Regal Courier, Sherwood Gazette, Tigard Times ... View newspapers

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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Washington County political report.

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Hotels in Washington County include Best Inn Aloha, Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott Tigard, Days Inn, Extended Stay America, Hillsboro Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn ... More hotels

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