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Talent & Workforce

Our productive, dedicated, and well-rounded regional workforce of 400,000 has made the county a choice location for manufacturers, financial services, and distribution companies.

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Wages & Affluence

Washington County has a stable cost market; low household income, low cost of living, and a large number and percent of households with income below $60,000, and low projected income growth.

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Workforce Supply

Washington County has very strong supply of workforce (~161,000 workers) with notable visibility within the community (15.9% of all workers are in Production/Transportation).

General Population 2017

  • 30 Minutes Drive Area – 321,112
  • 10 Mile Radius – 159,430
  • Percent of 30 minute population within 10 miles – 49.6%

Washington County has optimal growth (15.8%) that is positive without overwhelming local infrastructure.

Age 2017 (%)

Average – 40.3

*Projected growth 18-40 year olds 2017-2027 – 15.8%

Civilian Labor Force

Total 161,340

Target Employment 2017

Occupation Production/Transportation – 24,443
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Occupation Production/Transportation 30 min drive
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Industry Manufacturing/Transportation 30 min drive

Department of Business Development

Washington County Administration Complex
100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 1401

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-313-2280
TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258