Demographics

Quick facts on Washington County

Population

Population: 267,568 
Source: U.S. Census

Projected Population in 2040: 341,330
Source: Thrive MSP 2040 Forecast, Metropolitan Council

Households

Households: 99,507
Projected households in 2040: 133,780
Source: Thrive MSP 2040 Forecast, Metropolitan Council

2021 Labor Force

Number of people employed and unemployed in 2021: 140,592
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development annual average, not seasonally adjusted

2020 Employment (number of jobs available) in 2020: 76,853
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development employment county as reported by Thrive MSP 2040 Forecasts, Metropolitan Council

Projected employment in 2040: 102,540
Source: Thrive MSP 2040 Forecast, Metropolitan Council

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Washington County Demographics At-A-Glance

This demographic data reflects a one-time snapshot of the county. The data will continue to change between now and the next update. This information is updated annually. View 2022 Demographics At-A-Glance (PDF).

This demographic data reflects population county growth and projections through the beginning of the 21st Century.

See Washington County population changes from 2015 to 2040.

See Washington County population density projections 2040.

See information on a number of characteristics of Washington County's population.