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Square Miles 762
Date Organized Aug. 21, 1813
Name Origin George Washington
Population 25,095 (July 2012 Estimate)
Median Age 39.2 years (2010)
Civilian Labor Force 10,023 (Dec. 2012)
Unemployment Rate 10.1% (Dec. 2012)
Personal Income $16,246 (per capita) (July 2013)
County residents who work outside county 45.3% (2010)
County employees that live outside county 20% (2010)
Average travel time to workplace 34.2 minutes (2010)
Cities Caledonia, Indian Creek, Irondale, Mineral Point, Potosi
Communities Belgrade, Blackwell, Cadet, Richwoods
Top Employers Buckman Laboratories (Cadet); Sure Seal Inc. (Mineral Point); Georgian Gardens Nursing Home, Purcell Tire and Rubber Co., Wal-Mart and YMCA of the Ozarks, (Potosi); Potosi Correctional Center; Washington County Schools; Washington County Government; Washington County Hostpial (Potosi); Division of Family Services; City of Potosi
Form of Government 3 Person Commission
Schools Kingston K-14, Potosi R-III, Richwoods R-VII, Valley R-VI
Medical Services Washington County Memorial Hospital (Potosi); 6 Pharmacists, 7 MDs, 1 DO, 33 RNs, 45 LPNs, 3 Dentists
Industrial Parks available in cities Potosi Industrial Site #1, Potosi Industrial Site #2, Potosi Industrial Site #3
Transportation Access Highways 21, 47, 8, 185 & 32, Washington County Airport, Union Pacific Railroad
Attractions Big River Access, Council Bluff River, Bootleg Park River, Berryman Camp & Trail National Forest, Buford Mountain, Hughes Mountain Natural Area, Bismarck Lake Conservation Area, Little Indian Creek Conservation Area; Pea Ridge Conservation Area, YMCA of the Ozarks
Contacts Washington County Commission, 102 N. Missouri, Potosi, MO 63664, 573-438-4901
Economic Developer Krista Snyder , 573-438-6196

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