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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Washington County is located in Minnesota with a population of 250,979. Washington County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. In Washington County, most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,246
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Washington County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,995.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Washington County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,598
National
$55,322

Washington County Reviews

3 reviews
Living here my whole life, my parents have been here for 22 years and they haven't been able to leave this area because we love it so much and have become so used to living here. This county has everything you need and is also a safe environment to live in.
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I like the kind of seriousness in the lectures and the professors.
Maybe they should also involve the inclusion of Kenya and Africa students into their university.
Lived here forever, it's a great place. Not too close to the cities, but not so far as to make for a miserable commute. Plenty of trails, green areas... etc.