Chelan County, WA

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Population

75,138

0.504% growth

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$54,975

6.04% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

34,063

2.02% growth

Median Property Value

$256,400

4.19% growth

About

In 2017, Chelan County, WA had a population of 75.1k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $54,975. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chelan County, WA grew from 74,761 to 75,138, a 0.504% increase and its median household income grew from $51,845 to $54,975, a 6.04% increase.

The population of Chelan County, WA is 68.3% White Alone, 27.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.82% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Chelan County, WA speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chelan County, WA are Wenatchee Valley College (1,170 degrees awarded in 2016) and Beauty Academy (23 degrees).

The median property value in Chelan County, WA is $256,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Chelan County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chelan County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chelan County, WA employs 34.1k people. The largest industries in Chelan County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,469 people), Retail Trade (3,930 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,227), Public Administration ($56,687), and Finance & Insurance ($51,250).

Median household income in Chelan County, WA is $54,975. Males in Chelan 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 Chelan County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,975

2017 value

± $2,156

6.04%

1 Year Growth

± 5.54%

Households in Chelan County, WA have a median annual income of $54,975, 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 $51,845 in 2016, which represents a 6.04% 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 Chelan 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 9607

  2. Census Tract 9613.01

  3. Census Tract 9608.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chelan County, WA was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $79,395, followed by Census Tract 9613.01 and Census Tract 9608.01, with respective values of $68,879 and $65,862.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chelan County, WA (9.52k out of 74.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    8,068 ± 870

  2. Hispanic

    3,813 ± 641

  3. Other

    786 ± 241

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

34.1k

2017 Value

± 1,531

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 6.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chelan County, WA grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 33.4k employees to 34.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chelan County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,502 people), and Management Occupations (2,955 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chelan County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chelan County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,502 people), and Management Occupations (2,955 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chelan County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.2 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.13 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chelan County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,982), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,273), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,469).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.1k

2017 Value

± 1,531

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 6.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chelan County, WA grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 33.4k employees to 34.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chelan County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,469 people), Retail Trade (3,930 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chelan County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Chelan 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 Chelan County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,469 people), Retail Trade (3,930 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chelan County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.62 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.43 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.02 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chelan County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,227), Public Administration ($56,687), and Finance & Insurance ($51,250).

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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

89.1% of the population of Chelan County, WA has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 0.985% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see 850 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.236% increase from the previous year (848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1339 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 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

850 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see an average of 850 patients per year. This represents a 0.236% increase from the previous year (848 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chelan 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

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

10.9%

Uninsured

42.5%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

18.1%

Non-Group

0.985%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chelan County, WA declined by 21.1% from 13.8% to 10.9%.

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

Chelan County, WA is home to a population of 75.1k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.7% of Chelan County, WA residents were born outside of the country (8.04k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chelan County, WA is composed of 51.4k White Alone residents (68.3%), 20.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.5%), 1.37k Two or More Races residents (1.82%), 706 Asian Alone residents (0.94%), 664 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.884%), 278 Black or African American Alone residents (0.37%), 80 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.106%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chelan County, WA was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Chelan County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chelan County, WA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.04k people

11.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.41k people

As of 2017, 10.7% of Chelan County, WA residents (8.04k 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 Chelan County, WA was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

92.9%

2017 Citizenship

92.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.9% of Chelan County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chelan County, WA was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.4k ± 36

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20.7k ± 1.45k

  3. Two or More Races

    1.37k ± 323

In 2017, there were 2.48 times more White Alone residents (51.4k people) in Chelan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.7k Hispanic or Latino and 1.37k 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 Chelan 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 Chelan 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 Chelan County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chelan 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

    1,822 ± 260

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    611 ± 212

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    425 ± 118

Chelan County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chelan County, WA awarded 1,193 degrees. The student population of Chelan County, WA is skewed towards women, with 1,477 male students and 1,988 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chelan County, WA are White (611 and 51.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (493 and 41.4%), Unknown (29 and 2.43%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (28 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Chelan County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Wenatchee Valley College (1,170 and 98.1%) and Beauty Academy (23 and 1.93%).

The most popular majors in Chelan County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (465 and 39%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (149 and 12.5%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (78 and 6.54%).

The median tuition costs in Chelan County, 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. 465 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chelan County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 465 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,170 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chelan County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wenatchee Valley College with 1,170 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

448

Degrees Awarded to Men

745

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 448 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chelan County, WA, which is 0.601 times less than the 745 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

    611 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    493 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chelan County, WA were to White students. These 611 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 493 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chelan County, WA was $256,400 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,100 to $256,400, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Chelan County, WA is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chelan County, WA have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chelan County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$54,975

Median Household Income

± $2,156

27.4k

Number of Households

± 1,160

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.4k households in Chelan County, WA grew to $54,975 from the previous year's value of $51,845.

The following chart displays the households in Chelan 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

$256,400

2017 Median

± $10,198

$246,100

2016 Median

± $6,966

In 2017, the median property value in Chelan County, WA grew to to $256,400 from the previous year's value of $246,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Chelan County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chelan County, WA have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Chelan County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chelan County, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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