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Kittitas County, WA&

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Population
42,785
1.38% growth
Median Age
33.7
Median Household Income
$47,898
3.1% growth
Poverty Rate
20.9%
Number of Employees
20,121
1.56% growth
Median Property Value
$246,300
1.4% growth

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Economy

The economy of Kittitas County, WA employs 20,121 people. The economy of Kittitas County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 3.51; 1.92; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kittitas County, WA are Educational Services (3,597), Retail trade (2,587), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,497), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,023), Finance & Insurance ($46,083), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,892).

Median household income in Kittitas County, WA is $47,898. Males in Kittitas County, WA have an average income that is 1.16 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,810. The income inequality of Kittitas County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475 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 Kittitas County, WA. In Kittitas County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,480. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Kittitas County, WA is home to a population of 42,785 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kittitas County, WA is composed of 36,177 White residents (84.6%), 3,653 Hispanic residents (8.54%), 1,268 Two+ residents (2.96%), 823 Asian residents (1.92%), and 474 Black residents (1.11%). The most common foreign languages in Kittitas County, WA are Spanish (2,243 speakers), Arabic (263 speakers), and Chinese (160 speakers), but compared to other places, Kittitas County, WA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (124 speakers), Scandinavian (71 speakers), and Arabic (263 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Kittitas County, WA awarded 3,180 degrees. The student population of Kittitas County, WA is skewed towards females, with 1,444 male students and 1,736 female students. Most students in Kittitas County, WA are White (2,054 and 64.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (323 and 10.2%), Unknown (216 and 6.79%), and Asian (206 and 6.48%). The largest universities in Kittitas County, WA by number of graduates are Central Washington University (3,180 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Kittitas County, WA are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (195 and 6.13%), Accounting (182 and 5.72%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (175 and 5.5%). The median tuition costs in Kittitas County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,907 and $19,710 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 Kittitas County, WA is $246,300, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $242,900 to $246,300, a 1.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Kittitas County, WA is 55.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kittitas County, WA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kittitas County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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