Washington County MN Information


Washington County Subdivisions

Washington County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 256,848
Daytime Population: Workers 92,846
Daytime Population: Residents 120,397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 213,243
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 253,287
Population in Familes 216,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,561
Population Density2 668
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $87,963
Average Household Income $112,108
Per Capita Income $41,569


Total Housing Units 99,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,374 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,527 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,833 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $278,275
Average Home Value $323,492


Total Households 94,901
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 69,246
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.05% 1.12%
Households 1.07% 1.14%
Families 1.0% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 2017 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 Density # 5 95th
Diversity Index # 14 85th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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