Washington County, Minnesota Population 2024

281,703

Washington County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 281,703 with a growth rate of 0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Minnesota is the 5th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 238,933 and has seen a growth of 17.9% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029295,5382,7670.95%
2028292,7712,7670.95%
2027290,0042,7670.96%
2026287,2372,7670.97%
2025284,4702,7670.98%
2024281,7032,7670.99%
2023278,9362,7671%
2022276,1693,3041.21%
2021272,8654,4761.67%
2020268,3895,8482.23%
2019262,5413,5721.38%
2018258,9693,2521.27%
2017255,7173,0621.21%
2016252,6552,1730.87%
2015250,4821,9020.77%
2014248,5802,5781.05%
2013246,0022,2820.94%
2012243,7202,2920.95%
2011241,4282,4951.04%
2010238,93300%
1990145,89632,32528.46%
1980113,57130,62336.92%
197082,94830,51658.2%
196052,43217,88851.78%
195034,5448,11430.7%
194026,4301,6776.77%
193024,7539924.17%
192023,761-2,252-8.66%
191026,013-1,795-6.45%
190027,8081,8166.99%
189025,9926,42932.86%
188019,5637,75465.66%
187011,8095,68692.86%
18606,1235,067479.83%
18501,056-294,482-99.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.99% (2,767)
County Website
Washington County
County Seat
2020 Population
268,389
Area
385 mi²
Density
732 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.96% (13,314)
Founded
October 27, 1849

Washington County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White218,91881.49%
Asian18,5946.92%
Two or more races13,3954.99%
Black or African American12,9414.82%
Other race3,9641.48%
Native American7230.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1160.04%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington County, Minnesota Population by Race

Washington County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Washington County, Minnesota Median Age

39.8

Total

39

Male

40.6

Female

Washington County, Minnesota Adults

There are 203,809 adults, (42,328 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Minnesota.

Washington County, Minnesota Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female134,82350.19%
Male133,82849.81%

Washington County, Minnesota Population by Age

Washington County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All101,1772.6281.518.5
Married59,2973.1792.77.3
Non Family28,9911.2763.436.6
Female8,7543.1468.731.3
Male4,1353.1473.126.9

3.1

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washington County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5581.4%
9th to 12th Grade4,3692.4%
High School Graduate34,64219.02%
Some College34,31218.84%
Associates Degree19,02810.45%
Bachelors Degree56,17330.84%
Graduate Degree31,05317.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White152,838149,20974,354
Asian11,25710,3176,135
Black7,3566,2382,794
Hispanic6,5995,5212,543
2+ Races5,3474,8662,033
Other Race2,3611,968715
Native American51944592
Islander1161010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.5%.

Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$65,737$76,889$54,408
Less Than 9th Grade$37,607$42,404$31,829
High School Graduate$42,890$49,275$33,159
Some College$56,359$67,585$45,598
Bachelors Degree$79,874$99,232$64,800
Graduate Degree$96,889$124,771$85,034

$65,737

Average Earnings

$76,889

Average Male

$54,408

Average Female

Washington County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washington County, Minnesota Language

88.88% of Washington County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 11.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.25% of the population.

Washington County, Minnesota Language

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White212,6108,1633.84%
Hispanic12,2411,34210.96%
Multiple13,2321,32310%
Black11,9221,31311.01%
Asian18,5337714.16%
Other3,82350213.13%
Native5495610.2%

4.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.33%

Male Poverty Rate

5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Minnesota is Other, with 13.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Minnesota is White, with 3.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.12%.

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.11%
High School7.18%
Some College4.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.56%

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.46%
Male Unemployed7.53%
Female Employed2.65%
Male Employed2.27%

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$110,828$143,126
Families$132,135$164,845
Married Families$147,650$182,047
Non Families$60,589$83,578

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washington County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12,404

Number of Veterans

11,607

Male Veterans

797

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4,260
Second Gulf War2,831
First Gulf War2,326
Korea917
World War II266

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+3,430
65 to 743,158
35 to 542,831
55 to 642,115
18 to 34870

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White11,3096.6%
2+ Races5107.26%
Hispanic4735.8%
Black3473.95%
Asian1170.91%
Other Race792.65%
Islander2319.83%
Native American193.16%

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.09%

Born in Washington County, Minnesota

92.26%

Native Born

7.74%

Foreign Born

2.46%

Non Citizen

5.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.26% of Washington County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 68.09% having been born in Minnesota. 2.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Washington County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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