Franklin County, WA

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Population

89,124

1.5% growth

Median Age

29.9


Median Household Income

$60,275

3.42% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

38,844

3.74% growth

Median Property Value

$177,400

4.54% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, WA had a population of 89.1k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $60,275. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, WA grew from 87,810 to 89,124, a 1.5% increase and its median household income grew from $58,284 to $60,275, a 3.42% increase.

The population of Franklin County, WA is 52.5% Hispanic or Latino, 41.1% White Alone, and 2.13% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, WA speak a non-English language, and 82.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, WA are Columbia Basin College (1,454 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Franklin County, WA is $177,400, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Franklin County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, WA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Ed Hendler Memorial Bridge, Columbia River, WA

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, WA employs 38.8k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,214 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,293 people), and Manufacturing (4,081 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,583), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,068), and Information ($58,209).

Median household income in Franklin County, WA is $60,275. Males in Franklin 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 Franklin County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,275

2017 value

± $1,817

3.42%

1 Year Growth

± 5%

Households in Franklin County, WA have a median annual income of $60,275, 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 $58,284 in 2016, which represents a 3.42% 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 Franklin 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 205.01

  2. Census Tract 206.01

  3. Census Tract 206.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, WA was Census Tract 205.01 with a value of $96,316, followed by Census Tract 206.01 and Census Tract 206.06, with respective values of $76,222 and $74,159.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin 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

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, WA (13.8k out of 86.8k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    10,762 ± 825

  2. White

    8,160 ± 731

  3. Other

    4,399 ± 597

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

38.8k

2017 Value

± 1,682

3.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, WA grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 37.4k employees to 38.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4,870 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,731 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,243 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, WA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4,870 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,731 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (18.6 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.17 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,585), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,905), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,896).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.8k

2017 Value

± 1,682

3.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, WA grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 37.4k employees to 38.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,214 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,293 people), and Manufacturing (4,081 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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 Franklin County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,214 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,293 people), and Manufacturing (4,081 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.72 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,583), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,068), and Information ($58,209).

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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

84.1% of the population of Franklin County, WA has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 28.5% on Medicaid, 5.66% on Medicare, 9.22% on non-group plans, and 0.541% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, WA see 3416 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.04% increase from the previous year (3252 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2373 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 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

3,416 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, WA see an average of 3,416 patients per year. This represents a 5.04% increase from the previous year (3,252 patients).

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

15.9%

Uninsured

40.2%

Employer Coverage

28.5%

Medicaid

5.66%

Medicare

9.22%

Non-Group

0.541%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, WA declined by 8.16% from 17.3% to 15.9%.

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

Franklin County, WA is home to a population of 89.1k people, from which 82.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 23% of Franklin County, WA residents were born outside of the country (20.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, WA is composed of 46.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (52.5%), 36.7k White Alone residents (41.1%), 1.89k Asian Alone residents (2.13%), 1.77k Black or African American Alone residents (1.98%), 1.54k Two or More Races residents (1.72%), 326 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.366%), 117 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.131%), and 38 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0426%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, WA was 29.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Franklin County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, WA residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

20.5k people

22.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19.7k people

As of 2017, 23% of Franklin County, WA residents (20.5k 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 Franklin County, WA was 22.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

82.8%

2017 Citizenship

83%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.8% of Franklin County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, WA was 83%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    46.8k ± 2.74k

  2. White Alone

    36.7k ± 198

  3. Asian Alone

    1.89k ± 120

In 2017, there were 1.28 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (46.8k people) in Franklin County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.7k White Alone and 1.89k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin 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

    1,110 ± 180

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    641 ± 178

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    598 ± 166

Franklin County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, WA awarded 1,454 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, WA is skewed towards women, with 3,147 male students and 3,342 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, WA are White (801 and 55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (482 and 33.3%), Unknown (59 and 4.07%), and Two or More Races (42 and 2.9%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Basin College (1,454 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (739 and 50.8%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (98 and 6.74%), and General Business Administration & Management (69 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,580 and $5,853 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 739 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Franklin County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 739 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,454 degrees awarded

$3,580

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Basin College with 1,454 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

543

Degrees Awarded to Men

911

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 543 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, WA, which is 0.596 times less than the 911 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

    801 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    482 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, WA were to White students. These 801 degrees mean that there were 1.66 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 482 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, WA was $177,400 in 2017, which is 0.815 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,700 to $177,400, a 4.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, WA is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, WA have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin 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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$60,275

Median Household Income

± $1,817

25.8k

Number of Households

± 1,142

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.8k households in Franklin County, WA grew to $60,275 from the previous year's value of $58,284.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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

$177,400

2017 Median

± $5,377

$169,700

2016 Median

± $3,290

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, WA grew to to $177,400 from the previous year's value of $169,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

69%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Franklin County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, WA have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Franklin 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

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, WA was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.37%).

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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