Washington County is located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota. The County Seat is Stillwater and the largest city is Woodbury. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.washington.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 249,283 and the 2010 census population was 238,134. The land area is 384.28 square miles and there are 619.7 persons per square mile.
87.9% of the population is White, 4.2% is Black or African American, 3.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 95.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $241,900, there are 88,947 households, an average of 2.68 persons per household. The per capita income is $36,706, the median household income is $81,540, and 5.7% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 20,974. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,690,704, and sales per capita were $11,886. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.9%.
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