Lewis County, WA

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Population

76,012

0.38% growth

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$46,387

4.18% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

29,789

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$176,000

0.686% growth

About

In 2017, Lewis County, WA had a population of 76k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $46,387. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewis County, WA grew from 75,724 to 76,012, a 0.38% increase and its median household income grew from $44,526 to $46,387, a 4.18% increase.

The population of Lewis County, WA is 84.2% White Alone, 9.81% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.44% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lewis County, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewis County, WA are Centralia College (892 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lewis County, WA is $176,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.8%. Most people in Lewis County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lewis County, WA employs 29.8k people. The largest industries in Lewis County, WA are Retail Trade (4,453 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,599 people), and Manufacturing (3,025 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,349), Wholesale Trade ($53,068), and Public Administration ($48,370).

Median household income in Lewis County, WA is $46,387. Males in Lewis County, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Lewis County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,387

2017 value

± $1,943

4.18%

1 Year Growth

± 5.3%

Households in Lewis County, WA have a median annual income of $46,387, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,526 in 2016, which represents a 4.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewis County, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9701

  2. Census Tract 9714

  3. Census Tract 9711

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis County, WA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $67,250, followed by Census Tract 9714 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $62,179 and $59,457.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lewis County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis County, WA (12k out of 74.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,317 ± 651

  2. Hispanic

    2,056 ± 351

  3. Two Or More

    923 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewis County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.8k

2017 Value

± 1,054

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 5.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, WA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 29.4k employees to 29.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,975 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,107 people), and Management Occupations (2,567 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewis County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,975 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,107 people), and Management Occupations (2,567 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.87 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.67 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewis County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,607), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,504).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.8k

2017 Value

± 1,054

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 5.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, WA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 29.4k employees to 29.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis County, WA, are Retail Trade (4,453 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,599 people), and Manufacturing (3,025 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lewis County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lewis County, WA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,453 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,599 people), and Manufacturing (3,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.42 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.79 times), and Public Administration (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewis County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,349), Wholesale Trade ($53,068), and Public Administration ($48,370).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Lewis County, WA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lewis County, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, WA see 2232 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.95% increase from the previous year (2087 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 461 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, WA see an average of 2,232 patients per year. This represents a 6.95% increase from the previous year (2,087 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lewis County, WA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis County, WA declined by 5.14% from 10.7% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewis County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lewis County, WA is home to a population of 76k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.85% of Lewis County, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.68k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis County, WA is composed of 64k White Alone residents (84.2%), 7.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.81%), 2.61k Two or More Races residents (3.44%), 949 Asian Alone residents (1.25%), 455 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.599%), 413 Black or African American Alone residents (0.543%), 93 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.122%), and 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0645%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewis County, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewis County, WA was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lewis County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lewis County, WA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.68k people

4.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.42k people

As of 2017, 4.85% of Lewis County, WA residents (3.68k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewis County, WA was 4.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Lewis County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis County, WA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    64k ± 58

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.46k ± 752

  3. Two or More Races

    2.61k ± 254

In 2017, there were 8.58 times more White Alone residents (64k people) in Lewis County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.46k Hispanic or Latino and 2.61k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lewis County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lewis County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lewis County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lewis County, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,963 ± 262

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    902 ± 164

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    860 ± 183

Lewis County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lewis County, WA awarded 892 degrees. The student population of Lewis County, WA is skewed towards women, with 1,395 male students and 1,870 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewis County, WA are White (627 and 70.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (67 and 7.55%), Two or More Races (63 and 7.1%), and Unknown (57 and 6.43%).

The largest universities in Lewis County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Centralia College (892 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lewis County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (250 and 28%), Building & Property Maintenance (102 and 11.4%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (77 and 8.63%).

The median tuition costs in Lewis County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,846 and $4,254 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 250 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lewis County, WA was Registered Nursing with 24 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lewis County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

892 degrees awarded

$3,846

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lewis County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Centralia College with 892 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

497

Degrees Awarded to Men

395

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 497 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewis County, WA, which is 1.26 times more than the 395 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    627 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    63 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewis County, WA were to White students. These 627 degrees mean that there were 9.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, WA was $176,000 in 2017, which is 0.809 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $174,800 to $176,000, a 0.686% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewis County, WA is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewis County, WA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,387

Median Household Income

± $1,943

30k

Number of Households

± 994

In 2017, the median household income of the 30k households in Lewis County, WA grew to $46,387 from the previous year's value of $44,526.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$176,000

2017 Median

± $5,213

$174,800

2016 Median

± $4,564

In 2017, the median property value in Lewis County, WA grew to to $176,000 from the previous year's value of $174,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewis County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewis County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lewis County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewis County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.8% of the housing units in Lewis County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lewis County, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewis County, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis County, WA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.29% of the workforce in Lewis County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewis County, WA was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (5.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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