Corn field in Washington County, Indiana

Fostering collaboration in a business friendly environment.

Washington County fosters collaboration across government, business, and educational sectors to drive economic growth and enhance the quality of life for its residents. Situated just under an hour north of Louisville, Washington County is home to seven cities including the county seat of Salem.

Washington County continues to invest in strategic business retention and expansion, attraction, and comprehensive marketing efforts to create a thriving community. The JF Hesel Commerce Park is an example of Washington County’s commitment to accelerated economic growth with a shovel-ready site, including utilities and accessible transportation links.

Compilation of shots of Washington County, Indiana

Washington County is extremely friendly to small businesses, offering comprehensive assistance, tax abatement assistance, project support, and a Small Business Development Loan program. This support is crucial in ensuring that local businesses thrive, therefore creating a strong, entrepreneurial spirit within the community.

Washington County places emphasis on creating a strong quality of the place and has created a vibrant, welcoming community that is attractive to talent. Efforts to develop amenities like the Monon South Trail and expanded housing options are a testament to the county’s holistic approach to economic development.

Washington County by the Numbers

Washington County

Washington County

Washington County20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$511,709,079$799,166,38556.2%
Median Household Income$54,932
Per Capita Income$26,393
Poverty Level12.2%
Unemployment Rate2.3%
Labor Force Participation Rate61.6%
Average Commute Time31.7
Number of Remote Workers713
Percent of Remote Workers5.7%
Education: Less than 9th Grade1,185893-24.6%
Education: 9-12th Grade2,5351,645-35.1%
Education: High School Diploma8,4018,274-1.5%
Education: Some College3,2504,30632.5%
Education: Associate's Degree1,3142,13462.4%
Education: Bachelor's Degree1,0961,91674.8%
Education: Graduate Degree and Higher1,085578-46.7%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.8%
Median House Value$131,400
Median Monthly Rent$663
Percent Occupied Housing Units87.9%
Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$69,126,603,887$106,360,978,85053.9%
Median Household Income$71,033
Per Capita Income$34,919
Poverty Level7.6%
Unemployment Rate3.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.4%
Average Commute Time27.0
Number of Remote Workers59,276
Percent of Remote Workers6.9%
Education: Less than 9th Grade41,82628,187-32.6%
Education: 9-12th Grade84,22666,209-21.4%
Education: High School Diploma312,017315,9451.3%
Education: Some College219,747230,8315.0%
Education: Associate's Degree71,75896,30134.2%
Education: Bachelor's Degree146,043192,02231.5%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher93,667123,66032.0%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.3%
Median House Value$178,593
Median Monthly Rent$847
Percent Occupied Housing Units90.1%
United States

United States

United States20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$15,912,802,819,300$24,767,834,615,60055.6%
Median Household Income$69,021
Per Capita Income$37,638
Poverty Level8.9%
Unemployment Rate3.6%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.7%
Average Commute Time26.8
Number of Remote Workers15,061,684
Percent of Remote Workers9.7%
Education: Less than 9th Grade12,837,12310,919,561-14.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade17,391,41714,341,868-17.5%
Education: High School Diploma58,751,74060,598,8613.1%
Education: Some College44,359,41245,588,2612.8%
Education: Associate's Degree16,032,80720,324,52126.8%
Education: Bachelor's Degree37,281,93347,929,73328.6%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher22,125,35330,620,66438.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.2%
Median House Value$244,900
Median Monthly Rent$1,163
Percent Occupied Housing Units88.8%