Grays Harbor County, WA

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2020 Population
73,769
1.36% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.3
0.682% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.5%
0.865% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,665
1.12% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$192,600
7.72% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
28,592
0.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Grays Harbor County, WA had a population of 73.8k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $50,665. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Grays Harbor County, WA grew from 72,779 to 73,769, a 1.36% increase and its median household income declined from $51,240 to $50,665, a −1.12% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grays Harbor County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), White (Hispanic) (7.18%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Grays Harbor County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Grays Harbor County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grays Harbor County, WA are Grays Harbor College (601 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Grays Harbor County, WA was $192,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%.

Most people in Grays Harbor County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Grays Harbor County, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Grays Harbor County, WA is home to a population of 73.8k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.94% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.56k people).

In 2020, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Grays Harbor County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.87k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Grays Harbor County, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grays Harbor County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.5k ± 70
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.3k ± 549
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.87k ± 307
10.2%
Hispanic Population
7.55k people

In 2020, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Grays Harbor County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.87k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.2% of the people in Grays Harbor County, WA are hispanic (7.55k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.56k people
5.11%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.65k people

As of 2018, 4.94% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents (3.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grays Harbor County, WA was 5.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,130 ± 331
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    965 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    635 ± 190

Grays Harbor County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Grays Harbor County, WA employs 28.6k people. The largest industries in Grays Harbor County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,213 people), Retail Trade (3,310 people), and Public Administration (2,896 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,841), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,968), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,401).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.6k
2020 Value
± 1,319
0.95%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Grays Harbor County, WA grew at a rate of 0.95%, from 28.3k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grays Harbor County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,233 people), Management Occupations (2,347 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grays Harbor County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.6k
2020 Value
± 1,319
0.95%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Grays Harbor County, WA grew at a rate of 0.95%, from 28.3k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grays Harbor County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,213 people), Retail Trade (3,310 people), and Public Administration (2,896 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grays Harbor County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Grays Harbor County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,166
Median earning men ± $2,182
$30,230
Median earning women ± $1,293

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($65,273), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,077), and Public Administration ($60,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($68,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,414), and Public Administration ($49,418).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 589
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 335
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 335
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $361k
    Manufacturing
  2. $193k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $105k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

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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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

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. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grays Harbor County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 51.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.99%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Grays Harbor County, WA awarded 601 degrees. The student population of Grays Harbor County, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 708 male students and 845 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grays Harbor County, WA are White (377 and 62.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (73 and 12.2%), Two or More Races (56 and 9.33%), and Black or African American (36 and 6%).

The largest universities in Grays Harbor County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Grays Harbor College (601 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grays Harbor County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (212 and 35.3%), Welding Technology (46 and 7.65%), and Building Construction Technology (42 and 6.99%).

The median tuition cost in Grays Harbor County, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,727 for in-state students and $9,118 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,553 students enrolled in Grays Harbor County, WA, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 972 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 212 degree-majors awarded
  2. 30 degree-majors awarded
  3. 27 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grays Harbor County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 212 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
601 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grays Harbor College with 601 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 317 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grays Harbor County, WA, which is 1.12 times more than the 284 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 377 degrees mean that there were 5.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 73 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,727) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($569) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Grays Harbor County, WA was $192,600 in 2020, which is 0.838 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $178,800 to $192,600, a 7.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Grays Harbor County, WA is 68.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Grays Harbor County, WA have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grays Harbor County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grays Harbor County, WA is $50,665. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grays Harbor County, WA was Census Tract 8 with a value of $77,867, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $59,777 and $57,708.

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grays Harbor County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

Property

$192,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,404
$20,253
Median Property Taxes
±$1,042

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grays Harbor County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grays Harbor County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.8% of the housing units in Grays Harbor County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grays Harbor County, WA was Census Tract 8 with a value of $77,867, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $59,777 and $57,708.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,665
Median Household Income
± $2,056
29.4k
Number of Households
± 1,271

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.4k households in Grays Harbor County, WA declined from $50,665 from the previous year's value of $51,240.

The following chart displays the households in Grays Harbor 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grays Harbor County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.7%)

In 2018, 77.3% of workers in Grays Harbor County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (6.7%).

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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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grays Harbor County, WA have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.09% of the workforce in Grays Harbor County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grays Harbor County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grays Harbor County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grays Harbor County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grays Harbor County, WA (10.2k out of 70.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grays Harbor 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 19.5% of the children was living in poverty in Grays Harbor County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 10.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 244 in Grays Harbor County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 47.2 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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93.2% of the population of Grays Harbor County, WA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 3.09% 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 Grays Harbor County, WA see 2956 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (2908 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1975 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 293 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,956 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grays Harbor County, WA

Primary care physicians in Grays Harbor County, WA see an average of 2,956 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (2,908 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grays Harbor County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
3.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grays Harbor County, WA declined by 6.15% from 7.29% to 6.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grays Harbor County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.8 in Grays Harbor County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Grays Harbor County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.43% in Grays Harbor County, WA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Grays Harbor County, WA.

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