Clark County, WA

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Population
481,857
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Median Age
38.6

Median Household Income
$74,060
0.919% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$358,500
8.9% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Clark County, WA had a population of 482k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $74,060. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Clark County, WA grew from 474,643 to 481,857, a 1.52% increase and its median household income declined from $74,747 to $74,060, a -0.919% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.9%), White (Hispanic) (6.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.68%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.28%). NaNk% of the people in Clark County, WA speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, WA are Clark College (2,311 degrees awarded in 2017), Charter College (1,620 degrees), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (351 degrees).

The median property value in Clark County, WA is $358,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Clark County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, WA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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 Hillary Rodham Clinton with 46.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.2%), followed by Other (7.48%). 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.

Clark 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington
46.3% for the Democratic 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 Clark County, WA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Clark County, WA is home to a population of 482k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Clark County, WA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (375k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.3k White (Hispanic) and 22.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    375k ± 290
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 3.77k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    22.6k ± 2.37k
9.96%
Hispanic Population
48k people

In 2018, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (375k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.3k White (Hispanic) and 22.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.96% of the people in Clark County, WA are hispanic (48k people).

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

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Clark County, WA was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Clark County, WA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Clark County, WA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    256,836 ± 12,228 people
  2. India
    89,091 ± 7,285 people
  3. China
    79,210 ± 6,873 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 256,836 Washington residents, followed by India with 89,091 and China with 79,210.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2018 Citizenship
96%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.6% of Clark County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, WA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,721 ± 1,149
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,342 ± 1,128
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,790 ± 1,217

Clark County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Clark County, WA is $74,060. In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clark County, WA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,794. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Clark County, WA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Clark County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,735 people), Retail Trade (28,233 people), and Manufacturing (26,395 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,346), Public Administration ($69,534), and Finance & Insurance ($68,811).

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,060
2018 value
± $2,478
-0.919%
1 Year Growth
± 5.24%

Households in Clark County, WA have a median annual income of $74,060, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,747 in 2017, which represents a -0.919% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Clark 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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$79,555
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,504
$58,794
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,224

In 2018, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 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
    $76,629 ± $3,310
  2. White
    $62,679 ± $1,044
  3. Two or More Races
    $50,209 ± $3,211

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Washington.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clark County, WA is from Washington.
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Washington
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2018, the income inequality in Washington was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.658% growth from 2017 to 2018, 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. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, WA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, WA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark County, WA is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Clark County, WA stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, WA, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clark County, WA, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clark County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,913), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,346), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,319).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Clark County, WA stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,735 people), Retail Trade (28,233 people), and Manufacturing (26,395 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Clark 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 Clark County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,735 people), Retail Trade (28,233 people), and Manufacturing (26,395 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clark County, WA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.45 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.41 times), and Utilities (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clark County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,346), Public Administration ($69,534), and Finance & Insurance ($68,811).

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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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Education

In 2017, universities in Clark County, WA awarded 4,355 degrees. The student population of Clark County, WA is skewed towards women, with 4,926 male students and 7,993 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, WA are White (2,577 and 59.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (693 and 16%), Unknown (311 and 7.16%), and Two or More Races (242 and 5.57%).

The largest universities in Clark County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Clark College (2,311 and 53.1%), Charter College (1,620 and 37.2%), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (351 and 8.06%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,039 and 23.9%), Medical Assistant (748 and 17.2%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (180 and 4.13%).

The median tuition costs in Clark County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,370 and $8,723 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1,039 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 157 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clark County, WA was General Business with 128 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,311 degrees awarded
  2. 1,620 degrees awarded
  3. 351 degrees awarded
$3,370
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Clark County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark College with 2,311 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,470
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,885
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,470 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, WA, which is 0.51 times less than the 2,885 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Clark County, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,577 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    693 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    311 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clark County, WA were to White students. These 2,577 degrees mean that there were 3.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 693 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clark County, WA was $358,500 in 2018, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $329,200 to $358,500, a 8.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, WA is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clark County, WA have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clark County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$358,500
2018 Median
± $4,825
$329,200
2017 Median
± $6,382

In 2018, the median property value in Clark County, WA grew to to $358,500 from the previous year's value of $329,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clark 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 Clark County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$74,060
Median Household Income
± $2,478
179k
Number of Households
± 6,452

In 2018, the median household income of the 179k households in Clark County, WA declined from $74,060 from the previous year's value of $74,747.

The following chart displays the households in Clark 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

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
2018 Homeownership
67.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.2% of the housing units in Clark County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, WA have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Clark County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.4%
  2. Carpooled
    8.82%
  3. Worked At Home
    8.21%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Clark County, WA was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.82%) and those who Worked At Home (8.21%).

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Clark County, WA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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 Clark County, WA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1479 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1502 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 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

1,527 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, WA

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1,479 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
$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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, WA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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