Asotin County, WA

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Population

22,259

0.66% growth

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$47,483

4.24% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

9,824

2.58% growth

Median Property Value

$176,700

0.507% decline

About

In 2017, Asotin County, WA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $47,483. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Asotin County, WA grew from 22,113 to 22,259, a 0.66% increase and its median household income grew from $45,550 to $47,483, a 4.24% increase.

The population of Asotin County, WA is 91.2% White Alone, 3.65% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.76% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Asotin County, WA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Asotin County, WA is $176,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Asotin County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Asotin County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Asotin County, WA employs 9.82k people. The largest industries in Asotin County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), Manufacturing (1,451 people), and Retail Trade (1,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,492), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,452), and Manufacturing ($50,109).

Median household income in Asotin County, WA is $47,483. Males in Asotin 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 Asotin County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,483

2017 value

± $4,845

4.24%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Asotin County, WA have a median annual income of $47,483, 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 $45,550 in 2016, which represents a 4.24% 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 Asotin 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9606

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Asotin County, WA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $68,750, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $53,704 and $50,313.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Asotin County, WA (2.96k out of 21.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    2,748 ± 321

  2. Hispanic

    259 ± 156

  3. Two Or More

    142 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Asotin 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

9.82k

2017 Value

± 631

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 8.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Asotin County, WA grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 9.58k employees to 9.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Asotin County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,665 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,014 people), and Management Occupations (828 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Asotin County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Asotin County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,665 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,014 people), and Management Occupations (828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Asotin County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.56 times), and Production Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Asotin County, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($87,563), Management Occupations ($65,909), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.82k

2017 Value

± 631

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 8.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Asotin County, WA grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 9.58k employees to 9.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Asotin County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), Manufacturing (1,451 people), and Retail Trade (1,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Asotin County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Asotin 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 Asotin County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), Manufacturing (1,451 people), and Retail Trade (1,433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Asotin County, WA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.46 times), and Utilities (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Asotin County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($104,492), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,452), and Manufacturing ($50,109).

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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

92% of the population of Asotin County, WA has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Asotin County, WA see 1163 patients per year on average, which represents a 10% increase from the previous year (1057 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2231 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 360 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

1,163 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Asotin County, WA see an average of 1,163 patients per year. This represents a 10% increase from the previous year (1,057 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%).

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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

8%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Asotin County, WA declined by 19.5% from 9.94% to 8%.

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

Asotin County, WA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.04% of Asotin County, WA residents were born outside of the country (455 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Asotin County, WA is composed of 20.3k White Alone residents (91.2%), 812 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.65%), 615 Two or More Races residents (2.76%), 205 Asian Alone residents (0.921%), 190 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.854%), 98 Black or African American Alone residents (0.44%), 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.13%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Asotin County, WA was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Asotin County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Asotin County, WA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

455 people

1.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

400 people

As of 2017, 2.04% of Asotin County, WA residents (455 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 Asotin County, WA was 1.81%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Asotin County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Asotin County, WA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.3k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    812 ± 293

  3. Two or More Races

    615 ± 142

In 2017, there were 25 times more White Alone residents (20.3k people) in Asotin County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 812 Hispanic or Latino and 615 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Asotin 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 Asotin County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Asotin 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

    928 ± 148

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    278 ± 109

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    180 ± 86

Asotin County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Asotin County, WA was $176,700 in 2017, which is 0.812 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $177,600 to $176,700, a 0.507% decrease. The homeownership rate in Asotin County, WA is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Asotin County, WA have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Asotin 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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$47,483

Median Household Income

± $4,845

9.24k

Number of Households

± 572

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.24k households in Asotin County, WA grew to $47,483 from the previous year's value of $45,550.

The following chart displays the households in Asotin 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

$176,700

2017 Median

± $8,370

$177,600

2016 Median

± $9,912

In 2017, the median property value in Asotin County, WA declined from to $176,700 from the previous year's value of $177,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Asotin 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 Asotin County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Asotin County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Asotin 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 Asotin County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Asotin County, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Asotin County, WA have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.868% of the workforce in Asotin County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Asotin County, WA was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.14%).

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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