Washington County MN Information


Washington County Subdivisions

Washington County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 252,397
Population in Households 248,809
Population in Familes 212,536
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,588
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 93,723
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 68,384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76,748 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,975 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,034 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $271,945
Average Home Value $323,940


Median Household Income $85,126
Average Household Income $109,714
Per Capita Income $40,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.07%
Households 1.04% 1.14%
Families 0.95% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Washington County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 95th
Population Density1 # 5 95th
Diversity Index2 # 14 85th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.