Garfield County, WA

County

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Population
2,224
0.0898% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Median Age
45.5

Poverty Rate
11.6%

Median Household Income
$52,525
2.19% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$139,100
3.27% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
923
1.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Garfield County, WA had a population of 2.22k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $52,525. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Garfield County, WA declined from 2,226 to 2,224, a -0.0898% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,399 to $52,525, a 2.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.68%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), White (Hispanic) (2.11%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.405%). 0% of the households in Garfield County, WA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.5% of the residents in Garfield County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Garfield County, WA was $139,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%. Most people in Garfield County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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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 Garfield County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.4%), followed by Other (9.31%). 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.

Washington 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Garfield County, WA
68.3% for the Republican 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, excluding special elections, 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 Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Garfield County, WA is home to a population of 2.22k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.83% of Garfield County, WA residents were born outside of the country (63 people).

In 2018, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.99k people) in Garfield County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 71 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 91
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    104 ± 44.6
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    71 ± 51
2.11%
Hispanic Population
47 people

In 2018, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.99k people) in Garfield County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 71 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.11% of the people in Garfield County, WA are hispanic (47 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.83%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
63 people
1.71%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
38 people

As of 2018, 2.83% of Garfield County, WA residents (63 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garfield County, WA was 1.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.7
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Garfield County, WA was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Garfield County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Garfield County, WA residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    247,214 ± 12,002 people
  2. India
    80,685 ± 6,936 people
  3. China
    72,521 ± 6,579 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 247,214 Washington residents, followed by India with 80,685 and China with 72,521.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Garfield County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, WA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    73 ± 30
  2. Korea
    36 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    31 ± 22

Garfield County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Garfield County, WA is $52,525. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Garfield County, WA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $52,525, 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 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,599. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Garfield County, WA employs 923 people. The largest industries in Garfield County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (152 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (105 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($58,452), Manufacturing ($54,583), and Utilities ($54,286).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,525
2018 value
± $7,999
2.19%
1 Year Growth
± 17.2%

Households in Garfield County, WA have a median annual income of $52,525, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,399 in 2017, which represents a 2.19% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Garfield 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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$79,606
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,492
$58,599
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,218

In 2019, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 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
    $74,594 ± $3,333
  2. White
    $62,706 ± $1,032
  3. Two or More Races
    $50,542 ± $3,350

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Washington.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield County, WA is from Washington.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2019, the income inequality in Washington was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.222% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garfield County, WA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $52,525, 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 Garfield County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, WA (255 out of 2.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 55 - 64 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. White
    223 ± 77
  2. Hispanic
    47 ± 67
  3. Two Or More
    29 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garfield County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

923
2018 Value
± 137
-1.18%
1 Year decline
± 21.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Garfield County, WA declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 934 employees to 923 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, WA, are Management Occupations (141 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (91 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Garfield County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (141 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (91 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.41 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.48 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garfield County, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,813), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,104), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

923
2018 Value
± 137
-1.18%
1 Year decline
± 21.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Garfield County, WA declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 934 employees to 923 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (152 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (105 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Garfield 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 Garfield County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (152 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (105 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.08 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garfield County, WA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($58,452), Manufacturing ($54,583), and Utilities ($54,286).

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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. $79.3B
  2. $39.1B
  3. $32.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $79.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.1B) and Electronics ($32.9B).

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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$443B
2018 Value in Washington
$972B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
120% growth

In 2018, total outbound Washington trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 120% to $972B 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. $31.9B
  2. $19.7B
  3. $10.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $31.9B, followed by California with $19.7B and Illinois and $10.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, WA was $139,100 in 2018, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $143,800 to $139,100, a 3.27% decrease. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, WA is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Garfield County, WA have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$139,100
2018 Median
± $19,056
$143,800
2017 Median
± $15,771

In 2018, the median property value in Garfield County, WA declined from to $139,100 from the previous year's value of $143,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Garfield 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 Garfield County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$52,525
Median Household Income
± $7,999
997
Number of Households
± 134

In 2018, the median household income of the 997 households in Garfield County, WA grew to $52,525 from the previous year's value of $51,399.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Garfield County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garfield County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
2018 Homeownership
69%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.1% of the housing units in Garfield County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, WA have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Garfield County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Carpooled (16.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.02%)

In 2018, 72.9% of workers in Garfield County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.8%) and those who worked at home (6.02%).

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Garfield County, WA has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 3.04% 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 Garfield County, WA see 1124 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.72% increase from the previous year (1105 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1112 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2225 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,124 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garfield County, WA

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, WA see an average of 1,124 patients per year. This represents a 1.72% increase from the previous year (1,105 patients).

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

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$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

5.36%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
3.04%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, WA declined by 39.1% from 8.81% to 5.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Garfield 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. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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