Grant County, WA

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Population

93,420

0.962% growth

Median Age

32.6


Median Household Income

$52,382

4.46% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

39,432

3.38% growth

Median Property Value

$161,700

5.14% growth

About

In 2017, Grant County, WA had a population of 93.4k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $52,382. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grant County, WA grew from 92,530 to 93,420, a 0.962% increase and its median household income grew from $50,145 to $52,382, a 4.46% increase.

The population of Grant County, WA is 54.9% White Alone, 40.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.66% Two or More Races. 35.8% of the people in Grant County, WA speak a non-English language, and 84.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant County, WA are Big Bend Community College (947 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Grant County, WA is $161,700, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Grant County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grant County, WA employs 39.4k people. The largest industries in Grant County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9,635 people), Manufacturing (4,956 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,029 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,398), Public Administration ($53,982), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,297).

Median household income in Grant County, WA is $52,382. Males in Grant 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 Grant County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,382

2017 value

± $1,805

4.46%

1 Year Growth

± 4.92%

Households in Grant County, WA have a median annual income of $52,382, 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 $50,145 in 2016, which represents a 4.46% 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 102

  2. Census Tract 110

  3. Census Tract 112

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, WA was Census Tract 102 with a value of $64,359, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 112, with respective values of $63,718 and $59,031.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, WA (14.7k out of 92.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    8,527 ± 803

  2. White

    8,269 ± 693

  3. Other

    5,297 ± 606

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

39.4k

2017 Value

± 1,658

3.38%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WA grew at a rate of 3.38%, from 38.1k employees to 39.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7,400 people), Management Occupations (4,332 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,698 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grant County, WA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7,400 people), Management Occupations (4,332 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,698 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (27.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grant County, WA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,289), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,215), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,841).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.4k

2017 Value

± 1,658

3.38%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WA grew at a rate of 3.38%, from 38.1k employees to 39.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9,635 people), Manufacturing (4,956 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,029 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Grant 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 Grant County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9,635 people), Manufacturing (4,956 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,029 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (20.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grant County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,398), Public Administration ($53,982), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,297).

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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.

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

84.7% of the population of Grant County, WA has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 9.84% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.913% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WA see 2072 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.13% decrease from the previous year (2117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1990 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 567 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

2,072 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WA see an average of 2,072 patients per year. This represents a 2.13% decrease from the previous year (2,117 patients).

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

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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

15.3%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

28.8%

Medicaid

9.84%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.913%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, WA declined by 11.4% from 17.2% to 15.3%.

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

Grant County, WA is home to a population of 93.4k people, from which 84.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.2% of Grant County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, WA is composed of 51.3k White Alone residents (54.9%), 38k Hispanic or Latino residents (40.7%), 1.55k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 932 Asian Alone residents (0.998%), 899 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.962%), 623 Black or African American Alone residents (0.667%), 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0514%), and 38 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0407%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grant County, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (27,817 speakers), Russian (713 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (365 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grant County, WA was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Grant County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grant County, WA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.2% of Grant County, WA residents 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 Grant County, WA was 19.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Grant County, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Grant County, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

84.8%

2017 Citizenship

84.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.8% of Grant County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, WA was 84.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.3k ± 54

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38k ± 2.38k

  3. Two or More Races

    1.55k ± 282

In 2017, there were 1.35 times more White Alone residents (51.3k people) in Grant County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k Hispanic or Latino and 1.55k 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 Grant County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    27,817 speakers (33.1%)

  2. Russian

    713 speakers (0.848%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    365 speakers (0.434%)

35.8% of Grant County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Grant County, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 33.1% of the overall population of Grant County, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.848% speak Russian and 0.434% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,979 ± 250

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    764 ± 239

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    729 ± 245

Grant County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grant County, WA awarded 947 degrees. The student population of Grant County, WA is skewed towards women, with 950 male students and 1,243 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant County, WA are White (520 and 55.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (343 and 36.3%), Unknown (36 and 3.81%), and Asian (20 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Grant County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Big Bend Community College (947 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grant County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (325 and 34.3%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (148 and 15.6%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (102 and 10.8%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 325 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grant County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 325 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

947 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Grant County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Big Bend Community College with 947 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

483

Degrees Awarded to Men

464

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 483 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant County, WA, which is 1.04 times more than the 464 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

    520 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    343 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grant County, WA were to White students. These 520 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, WA was $161,700 in 2017, which is 0.743 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,800 to $161,700, a 5.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant County, WA is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grant County, WA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant 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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$52,382

Median Household Income

± $1,805

30.5k

Number of Households

± 1,312

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Grant County, WA grew to $52,382 from the previous year's value of $50,145.

The following chart displays the households in Grant 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

$161,700

2017 Median

± $5,040

$153,800

2016 Median

± $5,094

In 2017, the median property value in Grant County, WA grew to to $161,700 from the previous year's value of $153,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grant County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62%

2017 Homeownership

61.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62% of the housing units in Grant County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, WA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.785% of the workforce in Grant County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.25%

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

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