Population 2010

238,136

Population 2020

267,568

Registered Voters

166,786

Republicans

73,764

Democrat

89,165

Minor Party

3,857

No Party

Municipalities

CitiesPopulation 
Afton2,886
Bayport4,024
Birchwood Village863
Cottage Grove38,839 
Dellwood1,063
Forest Lake20,611
Grant4,096
Hastings22,154
Hugo14,767
Lake Elmo12,899

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

District 1 Fran Miron
District 2Stan Karwoski
District 3 Gary Kriesel
District 4 Wayne A. Johnson
District 5 Lisa Weik
 

School Board

Brief Political History

Washington County voters slightly tend to vote Democratic. In 63% of national elections since 1948, the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2020).

Like all counties in Minnesota, Washington is governed by an elected and nonpartisan board of commissioners. Each commissioner represents a district of approximately equal population.

Washington County is divided among three congressional districts. Northern Washington County is represented by Minnesota's 6th congressional district (CPVI R+12), central Washington County by Minnesota's 4th congressional district (CPVI D+14), and southern Washington County by Minnesota's 2nd congressional district (CPVI EVEN).

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