Approximately 2,000 of the 8,700 employees that work in Washington County do not live in Washington County. Johnson and Keokuk county residents make up more than half of those that commute to Washington County for employment. Thus, 77-percent of those who work in Washington County also live in the county.
On the other hand, nearly 4,200 Washington County residents travel outside of the county to work. Approximately 3,000 of those who commute out of the county work in Johnson County. Also, just over 50 residents of Washington County work outside the state of Iowa.
Statistics can be found on the Iowa Data Center’s website.