Understanding the needs of residents is important to Washington County government, so it has conducted a regular, periodic survey of residents’ opinions. This report includes Washington County survey results dating back to 2001. In 2022, Washington County was joined by Dakota County, Olmsted County, Scott County, and St. Louis County working together with National Research Center (NRC)/Polco to develop a survey instrument with a set of shared questions, as well as questions unique to each county.
The results of the survey, conducted by mail in January and February, were presented to the Washington County Board of Commissioners June 21. The survey was mailed to 3,000 households, or 500 in each of Washington County’s five commissioner districts, and 22% of the surveys, or 648, were returned with a relatively equal number from each commissioner district.