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Time Zone: Washington County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Stillwater is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1849.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 231,958 people. This is an increase of 15.33% since the last Census (which gave a population of 201,130 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 4.09% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010238,136+18.4%+2.66% since 2009
2009231,958+15.33%+0.97% since 2008
2008229,740+14.22%+1.48% since 2007
2000201,130The Last Census

More information can be found on the Washington County Census Page for Washington County.


Below are some of the communities located in Washington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Washington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Woodbury   57,33546,46323.4% increase  
Cottage Grove   33,92830,58210.94% increase  
Oakdale   27,29926,6532.42% increase  
Stillwater   17,95115,14318.54% increase  
Forest Lake   17,6746,798160% increase  

Websites for Washington County

Official Website:   www.co.washington.mn.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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