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Washington County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2017: 256,348 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 201,130 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 58,951
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,767
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 61,336
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,141 (it was 10,126 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

27%

Land area: 392 sq. mi.

Water area: 31.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 654 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington County: 113.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Washington County, MN (2017)
    • 211,939105.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 15,3527.6%Asian alone
    • 12,1536.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,7035.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,3182.6%Two or more races
    • 7630.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1200.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 127,358  (49.7%)
Females: 128,990  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,866 ($66,305 in 1999)
This county:

$91,866
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,185 (lower quartile is $832, upper quartile is $1,485)
This county:

$1185
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $288,600 (it was $156,200 in 2000)
Washington:

$288,600
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $209,900 - $399,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $365,133
Here:

$365,133
State:

$276,132

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,124
Here:

$212,124
State:

$212,789

In 2-unit structures: $280,801
Here:

$280,801
State:

$232,954

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $248,461
Here:

$248,461
State:

$175,014

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $214,983
Here:

$214,983
State:

$204,896

Mobile homes: $23,115
Here:

$23,115
State:

$67,892

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,764
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $551

Institutionalized population: 2,923

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 242
  • Thefts: 896
  • Auto thefts: 94

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 224
  • Thefts: 1110
  • Auto thefts: 73
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Health of residents in Washington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
77.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
75.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
81.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1866 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 1998: 2312 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 1999: 2500 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2000: 1795 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2001: 1514 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2002: 1304 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2003: 2090 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2004: 2443 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2005: 2532 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2006: 1584 buildings, average cost: $251,000
  • 2007: 1099 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2008: 651 buildings, average cost: $268,900
  • 2009: 548 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2010: 570 buildings, average cost: $268,900
  • 2011: 552 buildings, average cost: $266,600
  • 2012: 691 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2013: 759 buildings, average cost: $332,500
  • 2014: 658 buildings, average cost: $335,300
  • 2015: 613 buildings, average cost: $343,600
  • 2016: 727 buildings, average cost: $362,200
  • 2017: 811 buildings, average cost: $331,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, MN residents
Average permit cost in Washington, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,171 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,848 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
Washington County:

3.8%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for American Indian residents, 8.2% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.1 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 40.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 27.9 years old, American Indian residents: 41.5 years old, Asian residents: 30.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 44.2 years old)

Area name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $705 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $855 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1119 a month.

Cities in this county include: Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Oakdale, Stillwater, Mahtomedi, Lake Elmo, Forest Lake, Hugo, St. Paul Park, Grant.

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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Neighboring counties: Barron County, Wisconsin , Franklin County, Maine , Crawford County, Michigan , Meade County, South Dakota , St. Croix County, Wisconsin , Swift County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 9,321
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,855 (69.3% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

7.0%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,3052010 or later
  • 4,6982000 to 2009
  • 4,8801990 to 1999
  • 1,8531980 to 1989
  • 1,0531970 to 1979
  • 1,167Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 68,034
  • One, attached: 17,348
  • Two: 693
  • 3 or 4: 1,556
  • 5 to 9: 1,773
  • 10 to 19: 977
  • 20 to 49: 3,005
  • 50 or more: 3,726
  • Mobile homes: 1,158

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 56,985 (2,839 second mortgage, 7,988 home equity loan, 837 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19,878

Here:

74.7% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,1579
Mainline Protestant40,21238
Evangelical Protestant29,17469
Other3,69913
None100,894-
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: 20
Washington County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Washington County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 136
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

5.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.7%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 119 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,228
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $924.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.55%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,342
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,708
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.03%
Corn for grain: 22686 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15576 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,208 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 416 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from Washington County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 324.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.2 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) earthquake occurred 317.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Carlos Edge Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 19, 2000 to November 02, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: October 20, 2000, FEMA Id: 2345, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1996 to June 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1116: June 01, 1996, FEMA Id: 1116, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 20, 1987 to August 05, 1987, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-797: August 06, 1987, FEMA Id: 797, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 78,619 (81.0%)
  • Carpooled: 8,902 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 596 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 895 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 205 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,292 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 6,505 (6.7%)
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%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)

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


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (13%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County


  • German (21%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Scandinavian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,746 people in state prisons
  • 653 people in nursing homes
  • 327 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 178 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in other group homes
  • 49 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 2,035 people in state prisons
  • 664 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 335 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 206 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in college/university student housing
  • 85 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 78 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $105,949.

7.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($70,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

5.84% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($48,776 average AGI)
2.08% relocated from other states ($20,994 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.08%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ramsey County, MN  2.68% ($67,952 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.88% ($66,596)
from Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($62,006)
from Anoka County, MN  0.50% ($68,990)
from Chisago County, MN  0.27% ($57,204)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.27% ($69,496)
from Pierce County, WI  0.07% ($54,730)


7.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($71,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

5.60% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($43,599 average AGI)
2.29% relocated to other states ($27,431 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.29%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.25% ($55,391 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.97% ($84,140)
to Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($55,720)
to Anoka County, MN  0.50% ($59,176)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.38% ($69,465)
to Chisago County, MN  0.35% ($60,983)
to Pierce County, WI  0.09% ($67,777)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
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: 23,230 (20,251 aged, 2,979 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,373 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,261)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (955)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (914)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (829)
  • Unspecified dementia (743)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (575)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (551)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (474)
  • Congestive heart failure (391)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (389)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,490
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 48
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,392

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 515
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 82.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.4
  • Suffocation - 20.2
  • Poisoning - 16.2
  • Other - 7.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 256,348
  • In family households: 222,164 (36,796 male householders, 31,929 female householders)
    56,587 spouses, 80,679 children (76,122 natural, 2,221 adopted, 2,336 stepchildren), 3,562 grandchildren, 2,112 brothers or sisters, 2,769 parents, 2,330 other relatives, 5,400 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,603 (10,435 male householders (7,989 living alone)), 13,177 female householders (11,024 living alone)), 6,991 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,581

Size of family households: 30,162 2-persons, 14,107 3-persons, 14,842 4-persons, 6,598 5-persons, 2,083 6-persons, 933 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,013 1-person, 3,591 2-persons, 359 3-persons, 531 4-persons, 118 5-persons.

46,499 married couples with children.
12,347 single-parent households (3,845 men, 8,502 women).

90.1% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $437,296,000 ($2,018 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,426,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $218,849,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,162,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,322,000
Federal grants: $119,156,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,024,000 ($794,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,782,000 ($2,961,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $170,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $141,241,000
Federal Government insurance: $91,432,000

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

Births: 14,897
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,647
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,224
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,110
Here +41 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Washington County, Minnesota
  • 2,3492014 or later
  • 3,7502010 to 2013
  • 20,2522000 to 2009
  • 22,0281990 to 1999
  • 14,1371980 to 1989
  • 15,1031970 to 1979
  • 7,0461960 to 1969
  • 6,0511950 to 1959
  • 1,3061940 to 1949
  • 6,2481939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Minnesota
  • 2081 room
  • 552 rooms
  • 1,0133 rooms
  • 4,4354 rooms
  • 8,1785 rooms
  • 11,6306 rooms
  • 11,8567 rooms
  • 13,3558 rooms
  • 26,1339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
  • 3431 room
  • 6852 rooms
  • 2,8613 rooms
  • 3,9994 rooms
  • 2,9875 rooms
  • 2,4146 rooms
  • 8827 rooms
  • 5138 rooms
  • 7909+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington County, Minnesota
  • 252no bedroom
  • 6601 bedroom
  • 11,2712 bedrooms
  • 29,9303 bedrooms
  • 25,5004 bedrooms
  • 9,2505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington County, Minnesota
  • 568no bedroom
  • 3,7341 bedroom
  • 6,6592 bedrooms
  • 3,2173 bedrooms
  • 5724 bedrooms
  • 7245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Minnesota 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
  • 458no vehicle
  • 15,2161 vehicle
  • 38,8542 vehicles
  • 15,2733 vehicles
  • 5,1554 vehicles
  • 1,9075+ 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
  • 2,449no vehicle
  • 5,5941 vehicle
  • 5,7952 vehicles
  • 1,3843 vehicles
  • 1884 vehicles
  • 645+ vehicles

88.0% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Minnesota.

Washington County:

88.0%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 176,874
  • Other state: 59,592
  • Northeast: 5,453
  • Midwest: 36,434
  • South: 9,064
  • West: 8,641
Year householders moved into unit in Washington County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.5%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity
  • 4.9%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,553
Here:

9.1%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,108
Here:

12.6%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,033
Here:

28.3%
Minnesota:

22.1%

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:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,410,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,760,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,393,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $556,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,742,000
    Police Protection: $19,943,000
    Regular Highways: $10,069,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $9,354,000
    General - Other: $8,676,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,607,000
    Health - Other: $7,498,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,081,000
    Libraries: $7,027,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,647,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,703,000
    Transit Utilities: $561,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $245,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,494,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $950,000
    Highways: $844,000
    Other: $534,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,324,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $2,174,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,520,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,775,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,252,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,269,000
    Rents: $824,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $289,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Special Assessments: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $5,359,000
    Regular Highways: $2,523,000
    Parks and Recreation: $705,000
    Police Protection: $689,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    General Public Building: $322,000
    Libraries: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $167,538,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,671,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $26,539,000
    Highways: $20,678,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,410,000
    Public Welfare: $7,626,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,438,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,082,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $91,631,000
    Other: $7,256,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,239,000
    Other License: $1,425,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,327,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $369,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,608,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,410,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,760,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,393,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $556,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,742,000
    Police Protection: $19,943,000
    Regular Highways: $10,069,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $9,354,000
    General - Other: $8,676,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,607,000
    Health - Other: $7,498,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,081,000
    Libraries: $7,027,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,647,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,703,000
    Transit Utilities: $561,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $245,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,494,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $950,000
    Highways: $844,000
    Other: $534,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,324,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $2,174,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,520,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,775,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,252,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,269,000
    Rents: $824,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $289,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Special Assessments: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $5,359,000
    Regular Highways: $2,523,000
    Parks and Recreation: $705,000
    Police Protection: $689,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    General Public Building: $322,000
    Libraries: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $167,538,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,671,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $26,539,000
    Highways: $20,678,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,410,000
    Public Welfare: $7,626,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,438,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,082,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $91,631,000
    Other: $7,256,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,239,000
    Other License: $1,425,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,327,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $369,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,608,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,410,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,760,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,393,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $556,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,742,000
    Police Protection: $19,943,000
    Regular Highways: $10,069,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $9,354,000
    General - Other: $8,676,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,607,000
    Health - Other: $7,498,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,081,000
    Libraries: $7,027,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,647,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,703,000
    Transit Utilities: $561,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $245,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,494,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $950,000
    Highways: $844,000
    Other: $534,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,324,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $2,174,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,520,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,775,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,252,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,269,000
    Rents: $824,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $289,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Special Assessments: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $5,359,000
    Regular Highways: $2,523,000
    Parks and Recreation: $705,000
    Police Protection: $689,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    General Public Building: $322,000
    Libraries: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $167,538,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,671,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $26,539,000
    Highways: $20,678,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,410,000
    Public Welfare: $7,626,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,438,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,082,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $91,631,000
    Other: $7,256,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,239,000
    Other License: $1,425,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,327,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $369,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,608,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,410,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,760,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,393,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $556,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,742,000
    Police Protection: $19,943,000
    Regular Highways: $10,069,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $9,354,000
    General - Other: $8,676,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,607,000
    Health - Other: $7,498,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,081,000
    Libraries: $7,027,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,647,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,703,000
    Transit Utilities: $561,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $245,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,494,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $950,000
    Highways: $844,000
    Other: $534,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,324,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $2,174,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,520,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,775,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,252,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,269,000
    Rents: $824,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $289,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Special Assessments: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $5,359,000
    Regular Highways: $2,523,000
    Parks and Recreation: $705,000
    Police Protection: $689,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    General Public Building: $322,000
    Libraries: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $167,538,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,671,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $26,539,000
    Highways: $20,678,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,410,000
    Public Welfare: $7,626,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,438,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,082,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $91,631,000
    Other: $7,256,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,239,000
    Other License: $1,425,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,327,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $369,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,608,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,484
  • Number of aged recipients: 183
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,301
  • Number of recipients under 18: 235
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 933
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 316
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 398
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 706
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 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 ORIGINATED1,558$183,6641,484$210,7808,236$219,939394$106,5945$985,800304$185,57225$65,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED89$179,404119$231,319778$223,78456$111,0890$033$183,27311$54,182
APPLICATIONS DENIED139$171,050203$181,2321,997$242,431156$104,1991$8,000,00099$166,53533$32,879
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN100$180,220191$217,5241,532$230,51283$100,0362$1,725,00062$171,4354$36,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$164,54527$222,889456$214,27219$75,1580$013$198,4622$55,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED283$227,360188$256,8995$135,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED81$265,39565$269,8922$264,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$219,01933$254,3940$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$282,70012$258,8330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$248,0004$210,7501$196,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washington, MN - Value
Most common first names in Washington County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John73173.9 years
Robert57672.2 years
Mary55979.5 years
William51475.5 years
James40870.6 years
George36677.9 years
Margaret35081.0 years
Helen34183.3 years
Richard33770.4 years
Dorothy31681.4 years
Most common last names in Washington County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson52678.4 years
Anderson37078.2 years
Peterson29377.5 years
Nelson26279.1 years
Olson18978.0 years
Smith17176.2 years
Carlson16479.8 years
Miller16476.4 years
Larson16278.7 years
Erickson10778.5 years
Businesses in Washington County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T3Kohl's3
Ace Hardware2LA Fitness1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
AmericInn2Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture3
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's3Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Banana Republic1Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's3
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Menards3
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster3New Balance6
Buffalo Wild Wings2New York & Co1
Burger King6Nike8
CVS2OfficeMax3
Caribou Coffee5Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle3Panera Bread1
Circle K2Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Curves4Pier 1 Imports2
DHL2Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen6Plato's Closet1
Discount Tire1Quiznos3
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack3
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn1
Eddie Bauer1Ruby Tuesday2
Ethan Allen1SAS Shoes1
Express1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears1
Famous Footwear3Sheraton1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx21Sprint Nextel2
GNC4Staples1
GameStop3Starbucks8
Gap1Subway15
Goodwill1Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile10
H&M1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block6Taco Bell3
Hilton2Target4
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
IHOP1U-Haul3
J. Jill1UPS26
JCPenney1Vans1
Jamba Juice1Verizon Wireless2
Jimmy John's4Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens6
Jones New York4Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
Justice2YMCA1
KFC3

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 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+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #93 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+)"