Douglas County, WA

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Population

40,585

1.21% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$55,805

3.81% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

18,297

0.943% growth

Median Property Value

$229,100

6.61% growth

About

In 2017, Douglas County, WA had a population of 40.6k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $55,805. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Douglas County, WA grew from 40,101 to 40,585, a 1.21% increase and its median household income grew from $53,758 to $55,805, a 3.81% increase.

The population of Douglas County, WA is 64.9% White Alone, 30.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.31% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Douglas County, WA speak a non-English language, and 89.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Douglas County, WA is $229,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Douglas County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Douglas County, WA employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,909 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,559 people), and Retail Trade (2,469 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,105), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,978).

Median household income in Douglas County, WA is $55,805. Males in Douglas 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 Douglas County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,805

2017 value

± $2,603

3.81%

1 Year Growth

± 6.47%

Households in Douglas County, WA have a median annual income of $55,805, 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 $53,758 in 2016, which represents a 3.81% 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 Douglas 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 9506

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, WA was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $75,945, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $69,577 and $60,318.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, WA (5.53k out of 40.4k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    2,766 ± 343

  2. White

    2,712 ± 374

  3. Other

    2,330 ± 334

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.3k

2017 Value

± 886

0.943%

1 Year growth

± 6.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, WA grew at a rate of 0.943%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, WA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,202 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,099 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2,031 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, WA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,202 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,099 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (16.4 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.46 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,729), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,214), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,976).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 886

0.943%

1 Year growth

± 6.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, WA grew at a rate of 0.943%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,909 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,559 people), and Retail Trade (2,469 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,909 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,559 people), and Retail Trade (2,469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.76 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,105), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,978).

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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

87.2% of the population of Douglas County, WA has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, WA see 3378 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (3317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1968 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2583 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

3,378 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, WA see an average of 3,378 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (3,317 patients).

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

12.8%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, WA declined by 9.79% from 14.1% to 12.8%.

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

Douglas County, WA is home to a population of 40.6k people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.2% of Douglas County, WA residents were born outside of the country (6.16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, WA is composed of 26.3k White Alone residents (64.9%), 12.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.9%), 936 Two or More Races residents (2.31%), 316 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.779%), 301 Asian Alone residents (0.742%), 75 Black or African American Alone residents (0.185%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.111%), and 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0788%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Douglas County, WA was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Douglas County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Douglas County, WA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.16k people

15.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.35k people

As of 2017, 15.2% of Douglas County, WA residents (6.16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, WA was 15.8%, 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

89.5%

2017 Citizenship

88.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.5% of Douglas County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, WA was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.3k ± 131

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12.5k ± 824

  3. Two or More Races

    936 ± 226

In 2017, there were 2.1 times more White Alone residents (26.3k people) in Douglas County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Hispanic or Latino and 936 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Douglas 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

    1,016 ± 172

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    342 ± 120

  3. Korea

    321 ± 100

Douglas County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, WA was $229,100 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 $214,900 to $229,100, a 6.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, WA is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, WA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas 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.

$55,805

Median Household Income

± $2,603

14.7k

Number of Households

± 730

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Douglas County, WA grew to $55,805 from the previous year's value of $53,758.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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

$229,100

2017 Median

± $7,642

$214,900

2016 Median

± $6,318

In 2017, the median property value in Douglas County, WA grew to to $229,100 from the previous year's value of $214,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Douglas County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, WA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Douglas County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.71%

  3. Other

    4.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Douglas County, WA was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.71%) and those who Other (4.71%).

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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