Washington County, MN

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Population

250,979

0.898% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$89,598

3.36% growth

Poverty Rate

4.96%


Number of Employees

133,811

1.15% growth

Median Property Value

$264,300

4.34% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, MN had a population of 251k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $89,598. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, MN grew from 248,745 to 250,979, a 0.898% increase and its median household income grew from $86,689 to $89,598, a 3.36% increase.

The population of Washington County, MN is 83.7% White Alone, 5.36% Asian Alone, and 4.07% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Washington County, MN speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, MN are Century College (2,127 degrees awarded in 2016), Globe University-Woodbury (225 degrees), and Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus (72 degrees).

The median property value in Washington County, MN is $264,300, and the homeownership rate is 81.3%. Most people in Washington County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, MN employs 134k people. The largest industries in Washington County, MN are Manufacturing (19,566 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,974 people), and Retail Trade (14,964 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,646), and Utilities ($85,938).

Median household income in Washington County, MN is $89,598. Males in Washington County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Washington County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$89,598

2017 value

± $1,707

3.36%

1 Year Growth

± 2.66%

Households in Washington County, MN have a median annual income of $89,598, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,689 in 2016, which represents a 3.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 710.16

  2. Census Tract 703.01

  3. Census Tract 710.18

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, MN was Census Tract 710.16 with a value of $152,273, followed by Census Tract 703.01 and Census Tract 710.18, with respective values of $135,357 and $126,068.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, MN (12.3k out of 247k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,241 ± 656

  2. Hispanic

    1,415 ± 285

  3. Black

    1,380 ± 314

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

134k

2017 Value

± 2,374

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, MN grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 132k employees to 134k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, MN, are Management Occupations (18,661 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,623 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,324 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (18,661 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,623 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,324 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.45 times), and Management Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, MN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($90,079), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,813), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,475).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

134k

2017 Value

± 2,374

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, MN grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 132k employees to 134k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, MN, are Manufacturing (19,566 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,974 people), and Retail Trade (14,964 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Washington County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (19,566 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,974 people), and Retail Trade (14,964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, MN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.53 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.51 times), and Manufacturing (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, MN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,646), and Utilities ($85,938).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.4% of the population of Washington County, MN has health coverage, with 65.9% on employee plans, 7.9% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.897% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Washington County, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MN see 935 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.41% increase from the previous year (913 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1422 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 458 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

935 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MN see an average of 935 patients per year. This represents a 2.41% increase from the previous year (913 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, MN in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.57%

Uninsured

65.9%

Employer Coverage

7.9%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.897%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, MN declined by 12.4% from 4.07% to 3.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Washington County, MN is home to a population of 251k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.7% of Washington County, MN residents were born outside of the country (16.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, MN is composed of 210k White Alone residents (83.7%), 13.4k Asian Alone residents (5.36%), 10.2k Black or African American Alone residents (4.07%), 9.85k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.92%), 6.16k Two or More Races residents (2.45%), 835 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.333%), 232 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0924%), and 139 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0554%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, MN was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Washington County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, MN residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.8k people

6.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.2k people

As of 2017, 6.7% of Washington County, MN residents (16.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, MN was 6.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Washington County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, MN was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    210k ± 104

  2. Asian Alone

    13.4k ± 480

  3. Black or African American Alone

    10.2k ± 510

In 2017, there were 15.6 times more White Alone residents (210k people) in Washington County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.4k Asian Alone and 10.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Washington County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington County, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington County, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,577 ± 372

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,242 ± 333

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,237 ± 225

Washington County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, MN awarded 2,424 degrees. The student population of Washington County, MN is skewed towards women, with 4,025 male students and 5,036 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, MN are White (1,646 and 68.9%), followed by Asian (349 and 14.6%), Black or African American (140 and 5.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (126 and 5.27%).

The largest universities in Washington County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Century College (2,127 and 87.7%), Globe University-Woodbury (225 and 9.28%), and Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus (72 and 2.97%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (518 and 21.4%), Registered Nursing (114 and 4.7%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (107 and 4.41%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 518 degrees awarded

  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Washington County, MN was General Business Administration & Management with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Washington County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,127 degrees awarded

  2. 225 degrees awarded

  3. 72 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Century College with 2,127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

909

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,515

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 909 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, MN, which is 0.6 times less than the 1,515 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,646 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    349 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    140 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, MN were to White students. These 1,646 degrees mean that there were 4.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 349 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, MN was $264,300 in 2017, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $253,300 to $264,300, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, MN is 81.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, MN have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$89,598

Median Household Income

± $1,707

92k

Number of Households

± 1,835

In 2017, the median household income of the 92k households in Washington County, MN grew to $89,598 from the previous year's value of $86,689.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$264,300

2017 Median

± $3,368

$253,300

2016 Median

± $3,189

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, MN grew to to $264,300 from the previous year's value of $253,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washington County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.3%

2017 Homeownership

80.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.3% of the housing units in Washington County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.893% of the workforce in Washington County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.47%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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