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King County, WA&

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1.55% growth
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Median Household Income
5.1% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
3.18% growth
Median Property Value
12.1% growth

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The economy of King County, WA employs 1.17M people. The economy of King County, WA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.05; 1.53; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in King County, WA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (182,239), Healthcare & Social Assistance (138,034), and Retail trade (135,810), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($94,191), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($78,037), and Utilities ($72,470).

Median household income in King County, WA is $86,095. Males in King County, WA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,973. The income inequality of King County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for King County, WA. In King County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,678. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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King County, WA is home to a population of 2.15M people, from which 88.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of King County, WA is composed of 1.31M White residents (60.9%), 358,746 Asian residents (16.7%), 204,948 Hispanic residents (9.5%), 126,786 Black residents (5.9%), and 118,644 Two+ residents (5.52%). The most common foreign languages in King County, WA are Spanish (127,979 speakers), Chinese (66,717 speakers), and Vietnamese (33,083 speakers), but compared to other places, King County, WA has a relative high number of Other Slavic (11,914 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (7,168 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (14,202 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in King County, WA awarded 40,710 degrees. The student population of King County, WA is skewed towards females, with 17,660 male students and 23,050 female students. Most students in King County, WA are White (20,350 and 50%), followed by Asian (5,713 and 14%), Unknown (2,980 and 7.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,829 and 6.95%). The largest universities in King County, WA by number of graduates are University of Washington-Seattle Campus (13,358 and 32.8%), Green River Community College (2,635 and 6.47%), and Bellevue College (2,507 and 6.16%). The most popular majors in King County, WA are Registered Nursing (655 and 1.61%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (582 and 1.43%), and General Psychology (575 and 1.41%). The median tuition costs in King County, WA are $40,500 for private four year colleges, and $9,694 and $33,732 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in King County, WA is $491,300, which is 2.4 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $438,100 to $491,300, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate of King County, WA is 56.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in King County, WA have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in King County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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