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Washington County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 135,101 (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: 314 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington County, WI (2017)
    • 124,696106.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,3143.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6911.4%Two or more races
    • 1,6281.4%Asian alone
    • 1,5151.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1980.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1210.1%Some other race alone
    • 380.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 68,248  (50.5%)
Females: 66,853  (49.5%)
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Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $75,453 ($57,033 in 1999)
This county:

$75,453
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $744 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $949)
This county:

$744
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $232,300 (it was $153,100 in 2000)
Washington:

$232,300
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,400 - $316,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $287,720
Here:

$287,720
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $257,839
Here:

$257,839
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $116,606
Here:

$116,606
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,182
Here:

$109,182
State:

$159,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,081
Here:

$111,081
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $18,777
Here:

$18,777
State:

$52,168

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,590
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $562

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:

  • 1997: 720 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 1998: 880 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 1999: 775 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 315 buildings, average cost: $273,900
  • 2016: 356 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2017: 360 buildings, average cost: $310,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, WI residents
Average permit cost in Washington, WI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,522 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,045 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
Washington County:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Black residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.5% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 34.2 years old, American Indian residents: 52.4 years old, Asian residents: 27.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.7 years old, Other race residents: 31.1 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:

2.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Washington, WI
County total employment by year in Washington, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Washington, WI

Current college students: 4,500
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,037 (78.6% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5612010 or later
  • 8422000 to 2009
  • 6531990 to 1999
  • 3021980 to 1989
  • 2431970 to 1979
  • 783Before 1970

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: 39,450
  • One, attached: 4,415
  • Two: 2,402
  • 3 or 4: 2,055
  • 5 to 9: 2,817
  • 10 to 19: 1,662
  • 20 to 49: 1,387
  • 50 or more: 1,675
  • Mobile homes: 893
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 27,896 (931 second mortgage, 3,467 home equity loan, 145 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,248

Here:

67.5% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,893 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,223 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 117 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 22 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 764 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 123 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,145 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,709 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (19%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Yemen (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • German (55%)
  • American (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $80,832.

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.75% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($47,916 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($11,321 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.10%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.52% ($60,162 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  1.21% ($68,585)
from Ozaukee County, WI  0.56% ($58,216)
from Dodge County, WI  0.36% ($45,652)
from Fond du Lac County, WI  0.25% ($47,828)
from Sheboygan County, WI  0.13% ($58,135)
from Dane County, WI  0.08% ($47,271)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($157 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

4.43% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($42,531 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($16,083 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.30%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Waukesha County, WI  1.05% ($66,753 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.05% ($44,929)
to Ozaukee County, WI  0.51% ($72,753)
to Dodge County, WI  0.42% ($43,232)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.33% ($48,096)
to Dane County, WI  0.13% ($55,493)
to Sheboygan County, WI  0.12% ($43,914)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 135,101
  • In family households: 113,384 (23,106 male householders, 14,754 female householders)
    31,445 spouses, 39,236 children (36,310 natural, 1,200 adopted, 1,726 stepchildren), 768 grandchildren, 186 brothers or sisters, 734 parents, 944 other relatives, 2,211 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,781 (7,859 male householders (5,813 living alone)), 8,266 female householders (7,301 living alone)), 4,656 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 936

Size of family households: 18,506 2-persons, 8,492 3-persons, 6,828 4-persons, 2,948 5-persons, 380 6-persons, 706 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,114 1-person, 2,922 2-persons, 20 5-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

21,886 married couples with children.
7,045 single-parent households (2,348 men, 4,697 women).

96.2% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English 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:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • 6342014 or later
  • 1,0162010 to 2013
  • 9,8212000 to 2009
  • 11,3931990 to 1999
  • 6,1741980 to 1989
  • 11,2961970 to 1979
  • 5,4331960 to 1969
  • 3,6681950 to 1959
  • 1,1671940 to 1949
  • 6,1771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • 01 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 4923 rooms
  • 3,1274 rooms
  • 6,7395 rooms
  • 8,8916 rooms
  • 7,3797 rooms
  • 6,0758 rooms
  • 8,3699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • 3701 room
  • 4712 rooms
  • 1,7813 rooms
  • 3,2834 rooms
  • 3,0585 rooms
  • 2,5666 rooms
  • 6197 rooms
  • 4198 rooms
  • 2749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1561 bedroom
  • 6,7202 bedrooms
  • 23,1613 bedrooms
  • 9,1504 bedrooms
  • 1,9575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin
  • 432no bedroom
  • 2,5751 bedroom
  • 5,5092 bedrooms
  • 3,1653 bedrooms
  • 1,0344 bedrooms
  • 1265+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 424no vehicle
  • 8,3051 vehicle
  • 19,8522 vehicles
  • 7,7713 vehicles
  • 3,5764 vehicles
  • 1,2165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,839no vehicle
  • 5,4251 vehicle
  • 4,1762 vehicles
  • 9163 vehicles
  • 1464 vehicles
  • 3395+ vehicles

90.0% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Wisconsin.

Washington County:

90.0%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 108,863
  • Other state: 22,718
  • Northeast: 2,553
  • Midwest: 13,669
  • South: 3,590
  • West: 2,906
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,708
Here:

12.8%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,443
Here:

18.1%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,283
Here:

34.8%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,707,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,692,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,075,000
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,427,000
    Health - Other: $13,251,000
    Police Protection: $12,472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,979,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,122,000
    Regular Highways: $6,555,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,698,000
    General - Other: $4,010,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,281,000
    Financial Administration: $2,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,566,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,697,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Libraries: $1,623,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $610,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,372,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $571,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,046,000
    Highways: $815,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,235,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,212,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Interest Earnings: $221,000
    Rents: $144,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $62,000
    Sale of Property: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $310,000
    Central Staff Services: $150,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,076,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,925,000
    Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,437,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,284,000
    Education: $1,039,000
    Other: $847,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,665,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,822,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $406,000
    Other License: $329,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,985,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,707,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,692,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,075,000
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,427,000
    Health - Other: $13,251,000
    Police Protection: $12,472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,979,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,122,000
    Regular Highways: $6,555,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,698,000
    General - Other: $4,010,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,281,000
    Financial Administration: $2,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,566,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,697,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Libraries: $1,623,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $610,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,372,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $571,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,046,000
    Highways: $815,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,235,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,212,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Interest Earnings: $221,000
    Rents: $144,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $62,000
    Sale of Property: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $310,000
    Central Staff Services: $150,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,076,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,925,000
    Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,437,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,284,000
    Education: $1,039,000
    Other: $847,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,665,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,822,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $406,000
    Other License: $329,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,985,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,707,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,692,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,075,000
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,427,000
    Health - Other: $13,251,000
    Police Protection: $12,472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,979,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,122,000
    Regular Highways: $6,555,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,698,000
    General - Other: $4,010,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,281,000
    Financial Administration: $2,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,566,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,697,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Libraries: $1,623,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $610,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,372,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $571,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,046,000
    Highways: $815,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,235,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,212,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Interest Earnings: $221,000
    Rents: $144,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $62,000
    Sale of Property: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $310,000
    Central Staff Services: $150,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,076,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,925,000
    Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,437,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,284,000
    Education: $1,039,000
    Other: $847,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,665,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,822,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $406,000
    Other License: $329,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,985,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,707,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,692,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,075,000
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,427,000
    Health - Other: $13,251,000
    Police Protection: $12,472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,979,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,122,000
    Regular Highways: $6,555,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,698,000
    General - Other: $4,010,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,281,000
    Financial Administration: $2,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,566,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,697,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Libraries: $1,623,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $610,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,372,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $571,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,046,000
    Highways: $815,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,235,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,212,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Interest Earnings: $221,000
    Rents: $144,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $62,000
    Sale of Property: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $310,000
    Central Staff Services: $150,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,076,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,925,000
    Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,437,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,284,000
    Education: $1,039,000
    Other: $847,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,665,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,822,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $406,000
    Other License: $329,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,985,000

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
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 in Washington, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, WI - 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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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #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+)"