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Washington County possesses an exceptionally skilled, educated and diverse workforce to meet the needs of a wide range of companies. The presence of outstanding educational institutions in Washington County largely contributes to its workforce.

In Washington County:

  • The population is over 1 million people within a 50-mile radius
  • 85.5% of the population 25 and older holds a High School degree or higher
  • 34.4% of the population 25 and older holds an Associate’s degree or higher
  • 28.6% of the population 25 and older holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher

Labor Force Estimates (March 2015)

  • Civilian Labor Force: 58,000
  • Employed: 54,810
  • Unemployed: 3,190
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.5 %

Educational Attainment

Highest Level Attained

Washington County (total # of people)

Washington County (% of total population)

Tennessee (% of total population)

United States (% of total population)

Less than High School Diploma

12,479

14.5

14.8

13.7

High School or GED

26,851

31.2

33.1

28.0

Some College, No Degree

17,126

19.9

21.3

21.3

Associate Degree

4,991

5.8

6.5

8.0

Bachelor’s Degree

14,286

16.6

15.7

18.2

Graduate or Professional Degree

10,327

12.0

8.6

10.9

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