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Washington County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 134,296 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 117,493 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,868
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,596
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,310
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,141 (it was 10,532 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 431 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 312 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 66,215  (49.3%)
Females: 68,081  (50.7%)
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Washington County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,502 ($57,033 in 1999)

This county:

$73,502
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $713 (lower quartile is $618, upper quartile is $880)
This county:

$713
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $223,100 (it was $153,100 in 2000)
Washington:

$223,100
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $164,200 - $305,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $279,249
Here:

$279,249
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $228,934
Here:

$228,934
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $164,947
Here:

$164,947
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,693
Here:

$105,693
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,405
Here:

$118,405
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $18,864
Here:

$18,864
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,518
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $548

Institutionalized population: 910

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 149
  • Thefts: 420
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 151
  • Thefts: 487
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 637 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2001: 736 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2002: 682 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2003: 929 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2004: 921 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2005: 850 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2006: 609 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2007: 501 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2008: 270 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2009: 233 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2010: 242 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2011: 133 buildings, average cost: $255,100
  • 2012: 206 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 309 buildings, average cost: $257,600
  • 2014: 291 buildings, average cost: $251,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,517 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,178 (1.6%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.4%
Washington County:

5.4%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.6% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.9 years old
(Males: 42.4 years old, Females: 44.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 25.0 years old, American Indian residents: 43.5 years old, Asian residents: 35.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.9 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 years old)

Area name: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $591 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $890 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Bend, Germantown, Hartford, Richfield, Jackson, Trenton, Polk, Slinger, Erin, Addison.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Washington County: Orchard Hill Stock Farm (A), Country Club of Wisconsin (B), Camp J C C (C), Saukville Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Dudley Farm (E), Evergreen Stock Farm (F), Oakland Stock Farm (G), Niemann Orchards (H), Five Corners (I), Cedar Lynn Farm (J), Cedarburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (K), Cedarburg Town Hall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Grafton Retail Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Norwegian Cemetery (2), Holden Cemetery (3), Saint Finbars Cemetery (4), Katarina Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Daly Lake (C), Drzewiceki Lake (D), Gough Lake (E), Haneman Lake (F), Sandhill Lake (G), Huiras Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: North Branch Milwaukee River (A), Cedar Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington County include: Cedarburg Beech Woods State Natural Area (1), Huiras Lake State Natural Area (2), Kurtz Woods State Natural Area (3), Riveredge Creek And Ephemeral Pond State Nature Preserve (4), Sapa Spruce Bog State Natural Area (5), Hamilton Park (6), Lime Kiln Park (7), Covered Bridge Park (8), Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Jefferson County , Madison County, Idaho , Richland County , Waukesha County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,500
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,921 (74.9% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 679
  • 2000 to 2009: 882
  • 1990 to 1999: 687
  • 1980 to 1989: 302
  • 1970 to 1979: 243
  • Before 1970: 783
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.4%

Washington County marital status for males Washington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 37,891
  • One, attached: 4,473
  • Two: 2,370
  • 3 or 4: 1,812
  • 5 to 9: 3,669
  • 10 to 19: 1,946
  • 20 to 49: 1,914
  • 50 or more: 1,521
  • Mobile homes: 529

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 28,696 (964 second mortgage, 4,321 home equity loan, 125 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,996

Here:

71.8% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,94313
Evangelical Protestant25,50349
Mainline Protestant11,15730
Other5327
Orthodox281
None54,724-
Washington County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Washington County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Washington County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.5%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 154 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,342
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,617
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,299
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.47%
Corn for grain: 27858 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4420 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20682 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,164 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 75 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 4796536.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 30 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/22/1964, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 339.6 miles away from Washington County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 314.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 338.1 miles away from Washington County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 372.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1966: April 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 1997 to June 23, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1180: July 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hail, Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 07, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-912: August 06, 1991, FEMA Id: 912, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 03, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-775: October 07, 1986, FEMA Id: 775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Icing, Wind, Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-496: March 23, 1976, FEMA Id: 496, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (18%)
  • India (14%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Liberia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County (%):

  • German (56%)
  • American (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,277 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 4,518 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 137 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 615 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 198 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,131 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,728 (4.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Washington County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 778 people in nursing homes
  • 180 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 52 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Washington County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 696 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 198 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 183 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,317.

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

4.24% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($37,836 average AGI)
0.85% relocated from other states ($9,502 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.85%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.31% ($43,070 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  1.05% ($52,834)
from Ozaukee County, WI  0.45% ($59,864)
from Dodge County, WI  0.34% ($35,059)
from Fond du Lac County, WI  0.22% ($37,752)
from Sheboygan County, WI  0.12% ($36,687)
from Dane County, WI  0.10% ($41,755)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($78 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

3.94% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($31,073 average AGI)
1.24% relocated to other states ($12,620 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.24%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.12% ($34,830 average AGI)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.88% ($48,390)
to Ozaukee County, WI  0.43% ($46,766)
to Dodge County, WI  0.33% ($35,884)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.21% ($32,696)
to Dane County, WI  0.16% ($34,977)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.13% ($37,375)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,055 (16,059 aged, 1,996 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 760 (2%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Washington County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,045)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (915)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (855)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (641)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (593)
  • Unspecified dementia (538)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (523)
  • Congestive heart failure (378)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (298)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 2%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,577
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,874

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 709
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.7
  • Suffocation - 24.6
  • Other - 23.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 134,296
  • In family households: 114,033 (19,624 male householders, 17,110 female householders)
    30,326 spouses, 40,383 children (38,335 natural, 1,133 adopted, 915 stepchildren), 1,749 grandchildren, 731 brothers or sisters, 1,132 parents, 1,077 other relatives, 1,901 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,365 (8,120 male householders (6,856 living alone)), 8,236 female householders (7,103 living alone)), 3,009 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 898

Size of family households: 18,443 2-persons, 7,914 3-persons, 7,309 4-persons, 2,166 5-persons, 551 6-persons, 351 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,959 1-person, 2,227 2-persons, 132 3-persons, 38 4-persons.

22,169 married couples with children.
5,987 single-parent households (1,735 men, 4,252 women).

95.7% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $396,630,000 ($3,186 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,993,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $238,171,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $78,353,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,174,000
Federal grants: $47,881,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,557,000 ($797,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $24,495,000 ($9,055,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $980,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,413,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,329,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,726
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,495
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +400
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,222
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 437
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,060
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,822
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,924
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,173
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,135
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,027
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,990
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,908
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,649
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 538
  • 4 rooms: 3,066
  • 5 rooms: 8,035
  • 6 rooms: 9,125
  • 7 rooms: 8,039
  • 8 rooms: 4,628
  • 9+ rooms: 7,239
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 384
  • 3 rooms: 2,690
  • 4 rooms: 4,595
  • 5 rooms: 2,718
  • 6 rooms: 868
  • 7 rooms: 536
  • 8 rooms: 379
  • 9+ rooms: 188
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 189
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,381
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,936
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,252
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,874
  • no bedroom: 76
  • 1 bedroom: 2,482
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,977
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,340
  • 4 bedrooms: 461
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 426
  • 1 vehicle: 8,050
  • 2 vehicles: 19,456
  • 3 vehicles: 9,452
  • 4 vehicles: 2,285
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,023
  • no vehicle: 1,830
  • 1 vehicle: 6,040
  • 2 vehicles: 3,267
  • 3 vehicles: 969
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5+ vehicles: 218

90% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Wisconsin.

Washington County:

90.0%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 112,185
  • Other state: 18,610
  • Northeast: 1,621
  • Midwest: 11,717
  • South: 3,084
  • West: 2,188

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.4%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (53.7%)
  • Electricity (38.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,280
Here:

24.0%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 421
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,296
Here:

23.4%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,037,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,038,000
    Parks and Recreation: $101,000
    General - Other: $70,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $22,320,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,145,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,999,000
    Police Protection: $9,452,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,647,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,262,000
    Regular Highways: $4,056,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,044,000
    Financial Administration: $2,408,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,373,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,972,000
    General - Other: $1,823,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,761,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,671,000
    Libraries: $1,430,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $659,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $214,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,118,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,348,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,726,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,257,000
    Highways: $372,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,388,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $551,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $520,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000
    Sale of Property: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $12,079,000
    Public Welfare: $10,696,000
    Highways: $4,599,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,173,000
    All Other: $3,525,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,258,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,342,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $566,000
    Other License: $341,000
    NEC: $21,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,835,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,645,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 651
  • Number of aged recipients: 49
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 602
  • Number of recipients under 18: 102
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 461
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 88
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 264
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 256
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED433$170,700951$177,9686,319$185,241288$89,30621$861,190198$216,23211$32,455
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$170,54562$184,919359$195,78834$43,1762$1,600,00017$196,8823$22,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED49$164,12295$147,2111,102$207,50282$67,0123$1,690,00039$175,74421$45,714
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$183,06363$183,413808$193,36328$64,6433$1,323,33326$194,2311$101,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$174,66722$151,682195$195,3699$155,4440$05$154,4000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED190$177,132192$217,9272$320,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$240,89239$206,0771$399,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$175,20831$244,9352$311,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$161,85712$204,9170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$198,6676$208,8330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Washington County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John48176.5 years
William38076.9 years
Robert36971.7 years
Mary32779.4 years
Helen25782.8 years
Joseph25077.6 years
George22578.3 years
Margaret22282.2 years
Arthur21979.2 years
Walter20878.6 years
Most common last names in Washington County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt17980.0 years
Mueller11178.8 years
Becker8774.3 years
Wagner8577.7 years
Miller7278.3 years
Krueger6979.3 years
Johnson6779.4 years
Smith6575.8 years
Schneider6379.3 years
Peters6278.8 years
Businesses in Washington County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware4Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts4MasterBrand Cabinets12
AmericInn3Maurices2
Applebee's1McDonald's7
Arby's2Menards2
AutoZone1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike10
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King3Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pier 1 Imports2
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves2Quiznos2
DHL1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen5Sears2
Decora Cabinetry4Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks2
DressBarn1Subway2
Dressbarn1Super 82
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx14T.J.Maxx1
Ford2Taco Bell3
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop2True Value1
H&R Block5U-Haul10
Hilton1U.S. Cellular2
Hobby Lobby1UPS16
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Walgreens5
KFC2Walmart3
Kincaid1Wendy's2
Kmart2YMCA2
Kohl's1

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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"