Demographics Indicators

Race Ethnic

Non-White Population

  • In 2019, Washington County and, to a lesser extent, Burnett County stand out as have a substantially more diverse population than their neighbors.
  • The populations of Chisago, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties are all more than 95% white; each is less than one-third as diverse as the state in which it is located.

Non-White Wisconsin

  • All four St. Croix River Valley counties have less racial diversity than Wisconsin.
  • St. Croix, Pierce and Polk Counties have very similar proportions of non-white residents; in all three counties the rate of increase in diversity is very low.
  • The primary components of racial diversity in Burnett County are American Indians and those with two or more races.

Non-white Minnesota

  • Both Washington and Chisago County have less racial diversity than Minnesota as a whole.
  • The rate of change in diversity in Washington County is very similar to the state of Minnesota.
  • In contrast, there has been almost no change in racial diversity in Chisago County since 2009.

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