Garfield County, WA

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Population

2,226

0.224% decline

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$51,399

0.00778% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

934

2.64% growth

Median Property Value

$143,800

3.83% growth

About

In 2017, Garfield County, WA had a population of 2.23k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $51,399. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Garfield County, WA declined from 2,231 to 2,226, a -0.224% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,395 to $51,399, a 0.00778% increase.

The population of Garfield County, WA is 91.8% White Alone, 3.82% Two or More Races, and 2.38% Hispanic or Latino. 2.69% of the people in Garfield County, WA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Garfield County, WA is $143,800, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Garfield County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Garfield County, WA employs 934 people. The largest industries in Garfield County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (156 people), Retail Trade (120 people), and Educational Services (119 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($61,071), Wholesale Trade ($55,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,972).

Median household income in Garfield County, WA is $51,399. Males in Garfield 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 Garfield County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,399

2017 value

± $4,518

0.00778%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in Garfield County, WA have a median annual income of $51,399, 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 $51,395 in 2016, which represents a 0.00778% 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 Garfield County, WA 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 Garfield County, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9703

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garfield County, WA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $45,855, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, WA (257 out of 2.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 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

    247 ± 82

  2. Hispanic

    53 ± 64

  3. Two Or More

    8 ± 61

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

934

2017 Value

± 142

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 20.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garfield County, WA grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 910 employees to 934 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, WA, are Management Occupations (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (119 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (102 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 (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (119 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (102 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 (6.18 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.88 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garfield County, WA, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($63,333), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

934

2017 Value

± 142

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 20.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garfield County, WA grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 910 employees to 934 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (156 people), Retail Trade (120 people), and Educational Services (119 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 (156 people), Retail Trade (120 people), and Educational Services (119 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.1 times), and Public Administration (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garfield County, WA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($61,071), Wholesale Trade ($55,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,972).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $37.2B and Gasoline and $28.3B.

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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

91.2% of the population of Garfield County, WA has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, WA see 2219 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.181% increase from the previous year (2215 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2247 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2247 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

2,219 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, WA see an average of 2,219 patients per year. This represents a 0.181% increase from the previous year (2,215 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.81%

Uninsured

41.6%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, WA declined by 4.3% from 9.2% to 8.81%.

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% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Garfield County, WA is home to a population of 2.23k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.71% of Garfield County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Garfield County, WA is composed of 2.04k White Alone residents (91.8%), 85 Two or More Races residents (3.82%), 53 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.38%), 40 Asian Alone residents (1.8%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.225%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Garfield County, WA are Thai (23 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (14 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (14 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Garfield County, WA was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Garfield County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Garfield County, WA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.71% of Garfield County, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garfield County, WA was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

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

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Garfield County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, WA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.04k ± 89

  2. Two or More Races

    85 ± 49.5

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53 ± 60.9

In 2017, there were 24 times more White Alone residents (2.04k people) in Garfield County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 85 Two or More Races and 53 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Thai

    23 speakers (1.1%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    14 speakers (0.672%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    14 speakers (0.672%)

2.69% of Garfield County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Garfield County, WA was Thai. 1.1% of the overall population of Garfield County, WA are native Thai speakers. 0.672% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.672% speak Thai, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    62 ± 33

  2. Korea

    56 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    38 ± 30

Garfield County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, WA was $143,800 in 2017, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,500 to $143,800, a 3.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, WA is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Garfield County, WA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Garfield 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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$51,399

Median Household Income

± $4,518

1.01k

Number of Households

± 144

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.01k households in Garfield County, WA grew to $51,399 from the previous year's value of $51,395.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,800

2017 Median

± $15,771

$138,500

2016 Median

± $17,503

In 2017, the median property value in Garfield County, WA grew to to $143,800 from the previous year's value of $138,500.

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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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

69%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Garfield County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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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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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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, WA have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.5%

  2. Carpooled

    15.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.22%

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

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