Terrace Heights, WA

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Population

7,849

5.21% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$56,408

1.3% decline

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

3,412

7.23% growth

Median Property Value

$197,400

5.51% growth

About

In 2017, Terrace Heights, WA had a population of 7.85k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $56,408. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Terrace Heights, WA grew from 7,460 to 7,849, a 5.21% increase and its median household income declined from $57,151 to $56,408, a -1.3% decrease.

The population of Terrace Heights, WA is 75.8% White Alone, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.94% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Terrace Heights, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Terrace Heights, WA are Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (133 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Terrace Heights, WA is $197,400, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Terrace Heights, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Terrace Heights, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Terrace Heights, WA employs 3.41k people. The largest industries in Terrace Heights, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (655 people), Retail Trade (416 people), and Construction (356 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($68,553), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,566), and Wholesale Trade ($52,311).

Median household income in Terrace Heights, WA is $56,408. Males in Terrace Heights, 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 Terrace Heights, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,408

2017 value

± $8,288

-1.3%

1 Year Growth

± 22%

Households in Terrace Heights, WA have a median annual income of $56,408, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,151 in 2016, which represents a -1.3% 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 Terrace Heights, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Terrace Heights, WA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Terrace Heights, WA (830 out of 7.84k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    730 ± 225

  2. Hispanic

    164 ± 146

  3. Asian

    52 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Terrace Heights, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

3.41k

2017 Value

± 498

7.23%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Terrace Heights, WA grew at a rate of 7.23%, from 3.18k employees to 3.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Terrace Heights, WA, are Sales & Related Occupations (443 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (333 people), and Management Occupations (249 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Terrace Heights, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Terrace Heights, WA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (443 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (333 people), and Management Occupations (249 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Terrace Heights, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.1 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Terrace Heights, WA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($102,909), Health Technologists & Technicians ($102,864), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($84,519).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.41k

2017 Value

± 498

7.23%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Terrace Heights, WA grew at a rate of 7.23%, from 3.18k employees to 3.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Terrace Heights, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (655 people), Retail Trade (416 people), and Construction (356 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Terrace Heights, WA, though some of these residents may live in Terrace Heights, 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 Terrace Heights, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (655 people), Retail Trade (416 people), and Construction (356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Terrace Heights, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.15 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.01 times), and Construction (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Terrace Heights, WA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($68,553), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,566), and Wholesale Trade ($52,311).

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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. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

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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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% 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. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Terrace Heights, WA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Terrace Heights, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 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

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

10.1%

Uninsured

44.8%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

2.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Terrace Heights, WA declined by 3.94% from 10.5% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Terrace Heights, 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

Terrace Heights, WA is home to a population of 7.85k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.45% of Terrace Heights, WA residents were born outside of the country (349 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Terrace Heights, WA is composed of 5.95k White Alone residents (75.8%), 1.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.5%), 309 Two or More Races residents (3.94%), 155 Black or African American Alone residents (1.97%), 79 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 56 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.713%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.8

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Terrace Heights, WA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Terrace Heights, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Terrace Heights, WA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

349 people

3.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

291 people

As of 2017, 4.45% of Terrace Heights, WA residents (349 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 Terrace Heights, WA was 3.9%, 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

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Terrace Heights, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Terrace Heights, WA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.95k ± 606

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.3k ± 478

  3. Two or More Races

    309 ± 227

In 2017, there were 4.59 times more White Alone residents (5.95k people) in Terrace Heights, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k Hispanic or Latino and 309 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 Terrace Heights, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    277 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    47 ± 44

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    39 ± 36

Terrace Heights, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Terrace Heights, WA awarded 133 degrees. The student population of Terrace Heights, WA is skewed towards men, with 295 male students and 278 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Terrace Heights, WA are White (87 and 66.4%), followed by Asian (29 and 22.1%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 6.87%), and Two or More Races (5 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Terrace Heights, WA by number of degrees awarded are Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (133 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Terrace Heights, WA are Osteopathic Medicine (133 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Terrace Heights, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 133 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Terrace Heights, WA was Osteopathic Medicine with 133 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Terrace Heights, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

133 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Terrace Heights, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences with 133 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

66

Degrees Awarded to Men

67

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 66 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Terrace Heights, WA, which is 0.985 times less than the 67 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

    87 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Terrace Heights, WA were to White students. These 87 degrees mean that there were 3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Terrace Heights, WA was $197,400 in 2017, which is 0.859 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,100 to $197,400, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Terrace Heights, WA is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Terrace Heights, WA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Terrace Heights, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$197,400

2017 Median

± $14,640

$187,100

2016 Median

± $18,609

In 2017, the median property value in Terrace Heights, WA grew to to $197,400 from the previous year's value of $187,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Terrace Heights, 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 Terrace Heights, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$56,408

Median Household Income

± $8,288

3.06k

Number of Households

± 428

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.06k households in Terrace Heights, WA declined from $56,408 from the previous year's value of $57,151.

The following chart displays the households in Terrace Heights, 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Terrace Heights, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Terrace Heights, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Terrace Heights, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Terrace Heights, WA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.502% of the workforce in Terrace Heights, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    5.47%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Terrace Heights, WA was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.47%) and those who Worked At Home (4.27%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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