Washington County Profile

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Washington County the 3rd fastest growing county in Minnesota and our population of 25 to 34-year-olds is expected to grow by 65 percent from 2020 - 2030.

We also have the 3rd lowest property taxes for all Minnesota counties.

In addition, we are 15-minutes from the MSP International Airport and within 30-minutes of downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, along with 18 of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies.

We have thousands of acres of undeveloped land on the interstate and are open to new business development.

Washington County is Diverse

Our county is diverse, has a rich and varied history, is home to 33 unique communities and growing. One communities are our greatest strength in that they offer the option of finding a home that fits your cultural, workforce, utility and infrastructure needs.

Washington County is Growing!

Washington County was the fifth-fastest growing county in Minnesota from 2010 to 2020. In fact, its population grew from 2020 to 2021 due to a natural increase in residents and a positive net in-migration. That population is forecasted to increase by nearly 6% by 2033.

Access below a full Washington County profile, performed by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, that includes demographics like labor force trends, median household incomes, cost of living and occupation statistics below. 

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Washington County

Population

Total Population

274,675

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

42.900

Housing & Income

Households

102,276

Total Housing Units

107,872


Owner Occupied

84,410

Renter Occupied

17,866

Vacant

5,596

Median Home Value

$365,643


Average Home Value

$407,017

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.57%

Income Projection

Median Household

$109,043 $122,377


Average Household

$142,472 $161,432


Per Capita

$53,109 $60,282

Workforce

Total Businesses

7,337

Total Employed

94,965

Workers 16+

133,617

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1,052

Employed

22,939

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

774

Employed

12,333

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

482

Employed

10,050

2022 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

118

Employed

8,103

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

426

Employed

8,076

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

780

Employed

5,655

Some
High School

3,674

Graduated
High School

34,410

Associates
Degree

21,524

Bachelor's
Degree

56,484

Graduate
Degree

32,115

Average Commute Time

26 min.



Resident Commuters

54,632

Non-Resident Commuters

75,144

Drive Alone

107,023

Carpooled

9,447

Public

2,525

Work At Home

12,128