Clallam County, WA

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Population

73,439

0.644% growth

Median Age

50.5


Median Household Income

$48,002

1.74% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

28,027

0.498% growth

Median Property Value

$227,400

3.27% growth

About

In 2017, Clallam County, WA had a population of 73.4k people with a median age of 50.5 and a median household income of $48,002. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clallam County, WA grew from 72,969 to 73,439, a 0.644% increase and its median household income grew from $47,180 to $48,002, a 1.74% increase.

The population of Clallam County, WA is 83.3% White Alone, 6.02% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.38% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 5.36% of the people in Clallam County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clallam County, WA are Peninsula College (1,203 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Clallam County, WA is $227,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Clallam County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Clallam County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Clallam County, WA borders San Juan County, WA and Jefferson County, WA.

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Economy

The economy of Clallam County, WA employs 28k people. The largest industries in Clallam County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,671 people), Retail Trade (3,921 people), and Public Administration (2,396 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($180,616), Utilities ($52,359), and Public Administration ($52,058).

Median household income in Clallam County, WA is $48,002. Males in Clallam 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 Clallam County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,002

2017 value

± $1,653

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 4.73%

Households in Clallam County, WA have a median annual income of $48,002, 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 $47,180 in 2016, which represents a 1.74% 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 Clallam County, WA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Clallam County, WA 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

  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 Clallam County, WA 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 Clallam 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 14

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 15

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clallam County, WA was Census Tract 14 with a value of $64,159, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $56,842 and $55,729.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clallam County, WA (12.4k out of 72.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    9,750 ± 679

  2. Hispanic

    1,206 ± 283

  3. Native American

    951 ± 143

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

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

28k

2017 Value

± 1,093

0.498%

1 Year growth

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clallam County, WA grew at a rate of 0.498%, from 27.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clallam County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,804 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,986 people), and Management Occupations (2,268 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clallam County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clallam County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,804 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,986 people), and Management Occupations (2,268 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clallam County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.03 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.37 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clallam County, WA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,435), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($62,464), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($61,184).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28k

2017 Value

± 1,093

0.498%

1 Year growth

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clallam County, WA grew at a rate of 0.498%, from 27.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clallam County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,671 people), Retail Trade (3,921 people), and Public Administration (2,396 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clallam County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Clallam 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 Clallam County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,671 people), Retail Trade (3,921 people), and Public Administration (2,396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clallam County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.95 times), and Public Administration (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clallam County, WA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($180,616), Utilities ($52,359), and Public Administration ($52,058).

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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 with $37.2B and Gasoline and $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

90.7% of the population of Clallam County, WA has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clallam County, WA see 1097 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.43% decrease from the previous year (1136 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1130 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 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

1,097 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clallam County, WA see an average of 1,097 patients per year. This represents a 3.43% decrease from the previous year (1,136 patients).

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

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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

9.3%

Uninsured

33.1%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

20.1%

Medicare

17.1%

Non-Group

1.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clallam County, WA declined by 15.2% from 11% to 9.3%.

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

Clallam County, WA is home to a population of 73.4k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.24% of Clallam County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clallam County, WA is composed of 61.1k White Alone residents (83.3%), 4.42k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.02%), 3.22k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.38%), 2.44k Two or More Races residents (3.33%), 1.1k Asian Alone residents (1.5%), 783 Black or African American Alone residents (1.07%), 285 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.388%), and 46 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0626%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clallam County, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,764 speakers), German (314 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (207 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clallam County, WA was 50.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Clallam County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clallam County, WA residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.24% of Clallam County, WA residents 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 Clallam County, WA was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Clallam County, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Clallam County, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Clallam County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clallam County, WA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    61.1k ± 53

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.42k ± 401

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.22k ± 218

In 2017, there were 13.8 times more White Alone residents (61.1k people) in Clallam County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.42k Hispanic or Latino and 3.22k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,764 speakers (2.56%)

  2. German

    314 speakers (0.455%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    207 speakers (0.3%)

5.36% of Clallam County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clallam County, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.56% of the overall population of Clallam County, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.455% speak German and 0.3% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,982 ± 319

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,033 ± 232

  3. Korea

    796 ± 134

Clallam County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clallam County, WA awarded 1,203 degrees. The student population of Clallam County, WA is skewed towards women, with 1,002 male students and 1,171 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clallam County, WA are White (782 and 68.4%), followed by Unknown (98 and 8.57%), Hispanic or Latino (81 and 7.09%), and Two or More Races (58 and 5.07%).

The largest universities in Clallam County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Peninsula College (1,203 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clallam County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (296 and 24.6%), Welding Technology (114 and 9.48%), and General Business Administration & Management (75 and 6.23%).

The median tuition costs in Clallam County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,153 and $4,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clallam County, WA was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clallam County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,203 degrees awarded

$4,153

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clallam County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peninsula College with 1,203 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

613

Degrees Awarded to Men

590

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 613 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clallam County, WA, which is 1.04 times more than the 590 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

    782 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    98 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clallam County, WA were to White students. These 782 degrees mean that there were 7.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clallam County, WA was $227,400 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $220,200 to $227,400, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Clallam County, WA is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clallam County, WA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clallam 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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$48,002

Median Household Income

± $1,653

32.3k

Number of Households

± 1,101

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.3k households in Clallam County, WA grew to $48,002 from the previous year's value of $47,180.

The following chart displays the households in Clallam 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

$227,400

2017 Median

± $5,477

$220,200

2016 Median

± $4,759

In 2017, the median property value in Clallam County, WA grew to to $227,400 from the previous year's value of $220,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clallam 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 Clallam County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Clallam County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clallam County, WA have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.34% of the workforce in Clallam County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.64%

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

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