Issaquah, WA

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Population

35,629

2.59% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$100,844

9.53% growth

Poverty Rate

7.19%


Number of Employees

18,455

1.62% growth

Median Property Value

$502,500

5.3% growth

About

In 2017, Issaquah, WA had a population of 35.6k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $100,844. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Issaquah, WA grew from 34,728 to 35,629, a 2.59% increase and its median household income grew from $92,071 to $100,844, a 9.53% increase.

The population of Issaquah, WA is 64.7% White Alone, 20.3% Asian Alone, and 8.54% Hispanic or Latino. 21.6% of the people in Issaquah, WA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Issaquah, WA is $502,500, and the homeownership rate is 60.9%. Most people in Issaquah, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Issaquah, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Issaquah, WA employs 18.5k people. The largest industries in Issaquah, WA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,735 people), Retail Trade (2,974 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($115,813), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($114,935), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,512).

Median household income in Issaquah, WA is $100,844. Males in Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,844

2017 value

± $7,445

9.53%

1 Year Growth

± 8.13%

Households in Issaquah, WA have a median annual income of $100,844, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $92,071 in 2016, which represents a 9.53% 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 Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 234.04

  2. Census Tract 322.10

  3. Census Tract 321.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Issaquah, WA was Census Tract 234.04 with a value of $146,875, followed by Census Tract 322.10 and Census Tract 321.04, with respective values of $116,732 and $82,456.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Issaquah, WA (2.54k out of 35.4k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,502 ± 368

  2. Hispanic

    791 ± 358

  3. Black

    543 ± 316

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Issaquah, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

18.5k

2017 Value

± 1,100

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 8.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Issaquah, WA grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 18.2k employees to 18.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Issaquah, WA, are Management Occupations (3,286 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2,480 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,011 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Issaquah, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Issaquah, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,286 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2,480 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,011 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Issaquah, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4.62 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.1 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Issaquah, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($121,125), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($120,833), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($119,137).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.5k

2017 Value

± 1,100

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 8.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Issaquah, WA grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 18.2k employees to 18.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Issaquah, WA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,735 people), Retail Trade (2,974 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Issaquah, WA, though some of these residents may live in Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,735 people), Retail Trade (2,974 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Issaquah, WA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.89 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.85 times), and Information (2.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Issaquah, WA, by median earnings, are Information ($115,813), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($114,935), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,512).

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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

94.7% of the population of Issaquah, WA has health coverage, with 66.5% on employee plans, 6.16% on Medicaid, 9.09% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.302% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Issaquah, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 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

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1202 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 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

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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

5.29%

Uninsured

66.5%

Employer Coverage

6.16%

Medicaid

9.09%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.302%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Issaquah, WA declined by 4.86% from 5.57% to 5.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Issaquah, 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

Issaquah, WA is home to a population of 35.6k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.8% of Issaquah, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Issaquah, WA is composed of 23k White Alone residents (64.7%), 7.23k Asian Alone residents (20.3%), 3.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.54%), 1.21k Two or More Races residents (3.39%), 1.07k Black or African American Alone residents (3%), 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0196%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Issaquah, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,427 speakers), Chinese (1,117 speakers), and Hindi (546 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Issaquah, WA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Issaquah, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Issaquah, WA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 23.8% of Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA was 22.1%, 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 Issaquah, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Issaquah, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

87.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Issaquah, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Issaquah, WA was 87.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23k ± 1.07k

  2. Asian Alone

    7.23k ± 922

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.04k ± 884

In 2017, there were 3.19 times more White Alone residents (23k people) in Issaquah, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.23k Asian Alone and 3.04k 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. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,427 speakers (4.58%)

  2. Chinese

    1,117 speakers (3.58%)

  3. Hindi

    546 speakers (1.75%)

21.6% of Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.58% of the overall population of Issaquah, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.58% speak Chinese and 1.75% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    389 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    276 ± 149

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    219 ± 103

Issaquah, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Issaquah, WA was $502,500 in 2017, which is 2.31 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $477,200 to $502,500, a 5.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Issaquah, WA is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Issaquah, WA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Issaquah, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$100,844

Median Household Income

± $7,445

14.6k

Number of Households

± 915

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Issaquah, WA grew to $100,844 from the previous year's value of $92,071.

The following chart displays the households in Issaquah, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$502,500

2017 Median

± $27,170

$477,200

2016 Median

± $19,190

In 2017, the median property value in Issaquah, WA grew to to $502,500 from the previous year's value of $477,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

60.9%

2017 Homeownership

59.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.9% of the housing units in Issaquah, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Issaquah, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Issaquah, WA have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Issaquah, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.91%

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

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