Community Engagement Indicators

Household Mobility


  • In general, a higher proportion of residents in Minnesota (6.8%) are newly arrived in their communities than is the case in Wisconsin (5.7%).
  • Pierce County, because of UW-River Falls, is dramatically different than the other jurisdictions shown.



  • Pierce County, because of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls has consistently had a substantially higher proportion of its population who report having moved into the County in the past year.
  • Burnett, Polk, and St. Croix Counties had similar proportions of new residents as the state of Wisconsin between 2016 and 2019, but since then St. Croix and Polk have lower proportions compared to the state average.



  • Until 2019, Chisago consistently had a higher proportion of its population who’ve recently moved into the County, but that proportion dropped significantly in 2022 and is now lower than the proportion for Washington County and the Minnesota state average.
  • The proportion of newly arrived residents in Washington County trended upward again to more than make up for the slight decline during the period 2017-2019.

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