Washington County, Minnesota Population 2021

Washington County, Minnesota's estimated population is 269,522 with a growth rate of 1.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Minnesota is the 6th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 238,930 and has seen a growth of 12.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021269,5223,5411.33%
2020265,9813,5411.35%
2019262,4403,5411.37%
2018258,8993,4351.34%
2017255,4642,9621.17%
2016252,5022,1160.85%
2015250,3861,8850.76%
2014248,5012,5551.04%
2013245,9462,2640.93%
2012243,6822,2720.94%
2011241,4102,4801.04%
2010238,93093,03463.77%
1990145,89632,32528.46%
1980113,57130,62336.92%
197082,94830,51658.20%
196052,43217,88851.78%
195034,5448,11430.70%
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%
18501,0560.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.33%
County Website
Founded
October 27, 1849
County Seat
2010 Population
238,930
Growth Since 2010
12.80%
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Washington County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White218,51385.38%
Asian14,7735.77%
Black or African American11,7574.59%
Two or More Races7,7123.01%
Some Other Race2,0770.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native9710.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1350.05%
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Washington County, Minnesota Population by Race

Washington County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington County, Minnesota Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

40.6


Female

Washington County, Minnesota Adults

There are 192,870 adults, (36,910 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Minnesota.

Washington County, Minnesota Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

129,312

50.52%

Male

126,626

49.48%

Washington County, Minnesota Population by Age

Washington County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.2%7.8%
All81.1%18.9%
Male67.3%32.7%
Non Family65%35%
Female64.3%35.7%

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,4312.6781.1
Married55,8803.2292.2
Non Family26,4221.2565
Female8,2013.1664.3
Male3,9283.467.3

3.16

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Washington County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6871.56%
9th to 12th Grade4,1142.38%
High School Graduate36,18520.97%
Some College34,99420.28%
Associates Degree18,19010.54%
Bachelors Degree48,92928.35%
Graduate Degree27,46015.91%
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Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White148,556144,92066,593
Asian8,8917,9165,244
Black6,4365,5621,918
Hispanic5,5614,5331,750
2+ Races2,8252,653924
Other Race1,246891284
Native American707548131
Islander13512018

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.98%.

Washington County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,651$63,851$45,475
Less Than 9th Grade$30,155$33,476$21,853
High School Graduate$37,118$45,738$28,996
Some College$47,001$55,448$39,444
Bachelors Degree$69,225$86,721$54,837
Graduate Degree$85,346$108,494$73,214

$54,651

Average Earnings

$63,851

Average Male

$45,475

Average Female

Washington County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Washington County, Minnesota Language

90.24% of Washington County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 9.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.66% of the population.

Washington County, Minnesota Language

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White209,4907,4753.57%
Black10,9131,35912.45%
Hispanic10,5429979.46%
Asian14,7256264.25%
Multiple7,5104335.77%
Other2,06020910.15%
Native66312919.46%
Islander13575.19%

4.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.58%

Male Poverty Rate

4.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Minnesota is Native, with 19.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Minnesota is White, with 3.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.59%.

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.67%
High School6.34%
Some College3.91%
Bachelors or Greater1.68%

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.35%
Male Unemployed10.62%
Female Employed3.12%
Male Employed1.50%

Washington County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,671$122,320
Families$114,542$141,088
Married Families$127,251$155,944
Non Families$52,958$68,234
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Income by Household Type

Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Minnesota Marital Status

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13,322

Number of Veterans

12,739

Male Veterans

583

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,505
Second Gulf War2,291
First Gulf War1,736
Korea1,134
World War II579

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,989
75+3,391
35 to 542,424
55 to 642,360
18 to 341,158

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,5867.46%
Hispanic2894.20%
Black2573.34%
2+ Races1874.85%
Asian1741.73%
Other Race724.37%
Native American466.17%

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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3.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Washington County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.48%

Born in Washington County, Minnesota

93.08%

Native Born

6.92%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

4.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.08% of Washington County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 69.48% having been born in Minnesota. 2.53% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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