Adams County, WA

County

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Population
19,452
0.992% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Median Age
28.3

Poverty Rate
25.2%

Median Household Income
$49,142
2.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$154,500
2.79% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,890
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Adams County, WA had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $49,142. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Adams County, WA grew from 19,261 to 19,452, a 0.992% increase and its median household income grew from $48,131 to $49,142, a 2.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, WA are White (Hispanic) (34.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.5%), Other (Hispanic) (23.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (3.27%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.936%). NaNk% of the people in Adams County, WA speak a non-English language, and 80.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Adams County, WA is $154,500, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Adams County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, WA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28%), followed by Other (5.64%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Adams County, WA is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Washington
66.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Adams County, WA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Adams County, WA is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 80.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 25.5% of Adams County, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.95k people).

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.77k people) in Adams County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.57k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, WA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    6.77k ± 875
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.71k ± 5
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.57k ± 787
63%
Hispanic Population
12.2k people

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.77k people) in Adams County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.57k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

63% of the people in Adams County, WA are hispanic (12.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Adams County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.95k people
24.9%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.79k people

As of 2018, 25.5% of Adams County, WA residents (4.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Adams County, WA was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

21
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Adams County, WA was 28.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Adams County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Adams County, WA residents was 28.

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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

80.5%
2018 Citizenship
80.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 80.5% of Adams County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, WA was 80.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    199 ± 51
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    59 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    50 ± 41

Adams County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Adams County, WA is $49,142. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Adams County, WA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $54,223, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $49,261 and $47,813.

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

The economy of Adams County, WA employs 7.89k people. The largest industries in Adams County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,483 people), Manufacturing (1,201 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (966 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,177), Information ($47,813), and Construction ($40,321).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,142
2018 value
± $5,961
2.1%
1 Year Growth
± 16.9%

Households in Adams County, WA have a median annual income of $49,142, 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 $48,131 in 2017, which represents a 2.1% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Adams County, WA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,385
$53,882
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,130

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Washington
  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 in Washington.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Adams County, WA is from Washington.
0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Washington
0.467
2016 Wage GINI in Washington

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 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 9505
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, WA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $54,223, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $49,261 and $47,813.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, WA (4.83k out of 19.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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. Hispanic
    3,900 ± 425
  2. White
    2,912 ± 360
  3. Other
    1,350 ± 302

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams County, WA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

7.89k
2018 Value
± 555
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Adams County, WA grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 7.76k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,826 people), Production Occupations (790 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (709 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adams County, WA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,826 people), Production Occupations (790 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (709 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (34.4 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times), and Production Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adams County, WA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($78,088), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,205), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,855).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.89k
2018 Value
± 555
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Adams County, WA grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 7.76k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,483 people), Manufacturing (1,201 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (966 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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 Adams County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,483 people), Manufacturing (1,201 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (966 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (26.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adams County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,177), Information ($47,813), and Construction ($40,321).

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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 in Washington
$444B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, WA was $154,500 in 2018, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $150,300 to $154,500, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, WA is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, WA have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,500
2018 Median
± $5,491
$150,300
2017 Median
± $5,801

In 2018, the median property value in Adams County, WA grew to to $154,500 from the previous year's value of $150,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Adams 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 Adams County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,142
Median Household Income
± $5,961
5.88k
Number of Households
± 476

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.88k households in Adams County, WA grew to $49,142 from the previous year's value of $48,131.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.4%
2018 Homeownership
64.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.4% of the housing units in Adams County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, WA have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Adams County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.3%
  2. Carpooled
    16.4%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.03%

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Adams County, WA was Drove Alone (73.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.4%) and those who Worked At Home (5.03%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

80.5% of the population of Adams County, WA has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 32.1% on Medicaid, 7.44% on Medicare, 8.95% on non-group plans, and 0.697% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adams County, WA see 1750 patients per year on average, which represents a 27% decrease from the previous year (2397 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1013 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 663 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

1,750 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, WA

Primary care physicians in Adams County, WA see an average of 1,750 patients per year. This represents a 27% decrease from the previous year (2,397 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$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

19.5%
Uninsured
31.3%
Employer Coverage
32.1%
Medicaid
7.44%
Medicare
8.95%
Non-Group
0.697%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, WA grew by 0.219% from 19.5% to 19.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Adams 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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