Lake Forest Park, WA

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Population

13,247

0.692% growth

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$101,429

5.42% growth

Poverty Rate

4.36%


Number of Employees

6,926

0.274% decline

Median Property Value

$506,600

9.06% growth

About

In 2017, Lake Forest Park, WA had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $101,429. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake Forest Park, WA grew from 13,156 to 13,247, a 0.692% increase and its median household income grew from $96,217 to $101,429, a 5.42% increase.

The population of Lake Forest Park, WA is 78.3% White Alone, 8.42% Asian Alone, and 5.98% Two or More Races. 11.9% of the people in Lake Forest Park, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake Forest Park, WA is $506,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Lake Forest Park, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Forest Park, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lake Forest Park, WA employs 6.93k people. The largest industries in Lake Forest Park, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (934 people), and Educational Services (751 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,000), Manufacturing ($96,477), and Public Administration ($81,719).

Median household income in Lake Forest Park, WA is $101,429. Males in Lake Forest Park, 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 Lake Forest Park, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$101,429

2017 value

± $9,898

5.42%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Lake Forest Park, WA have a median annual income of $101,429, 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 $96,217 in 2016, which represents a 5.42% 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 Lake Forest Park, 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 Lake Forest Park, 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 Lake Forest Park, 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 214

  2. Census Tract 204.02

  3. Census Tract 213

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Forest Park, WA was Census Tract 214 with a value of $99,861, followed by Census Tract 204.02 and Census Tract 213, with respective values of $71,758 and $67,438.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Forest Park, WA (575 out of 13.2k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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. White

    436 ± 120

  2. Asian

    75 ± 108

  3. Black

    38 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Forest Park, WA is White, followed by Asian 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

6.93k

2017 Value

± 533

-0.274%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Forest Park, WA declined at a rate of -0.274%, from 6.95k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Forest Park, WA, are Management Occupations (1,015 people), Sales & Related Occupations (602 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Forest Park, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake Forest Park, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,015 people), Sales & Related Occupations (602 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Forest Park, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.66 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.5 times), and Legal Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake Forest Park, WA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,154), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,375), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.93k

2017 Value

± 533

-0.274%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Forest Park, WA declined at a rate of -0.274%, from 6.95k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Forest Park, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (934 people), and Educational Services (751 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Forest Park, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lake Forest Park, 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 Lake Forest Park, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (934 people), and Educational Services (751 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Forest Park, WA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.02 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.93 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake Forest Park, WA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,000), Manufacturing ($96,477), and Public Administration ($81,719).

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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

93.4% of the population of Lake Forest Park, WA has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.447% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake Forest Park, 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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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 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

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

6.63%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

5%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

0.447%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Forest Park, WA declined by 12.5% from 7.57% to 6.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake Forest Park, 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%.

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Diversity

Lake Forest Park, WA is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.2% of Lake Forest Park, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake Forest Park, WA is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (78.3%), 1.12k Asian Alone residents (8.42%), 792 Two or More Races residents (5.98%), 712 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.37%), 188 Black or African American Alone residents (1.42%), 30 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.226%), 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.151%), and 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.136%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake Forest Park, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (261 speakers), Chinese (236 speakers), and German (193 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake Forest Park, WA was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Lake Forest Park, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lake Forest Park, WA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.2% of Lake Forest Park, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Forest Park, WA was 11.6%, 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 Lake Forest Park, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Lake Forest Park, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Lake Forest Park, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Forest Park, WA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 501

  2. Asian Alone

    1.12k ± 228

  3. Two or More Races

    792 ± 232

In 2017, there were 9.29 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Lake Forest Park, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k Asian Alone and 792 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 Lake Forest Park, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    261 speakers (2.11%)

  2. Chinese

    236 speakers (1.91%)

  3. German

    193 speakers (1.56%)

11.9% of Lake Forest Park, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lake Forest Park, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.11% of the overall population of Lake Forest Park, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.91% speak Chinese and 1.56% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    265 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    95 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    68 ± 49

Lake Forest Park, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Forest Park, WA was $506,600 in 2017, which is 2.33 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $464,500 to $506,600, a 9.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Forest Park, WA is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake Forest Park, WA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake Forest Park, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$101,429

Median Household Income

± $9,898

5.19k

Number of Households

± 410

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.19k households in Lake Forest Park, WA grew to $101,429 from the previous year's value of $96,217.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Forest Park, 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

$506,600

2017 Median

± $22,831

$464,500

2016 Median

± $12,551

In 2017, the median property value in Lake Forest Park, WA grew to to $506,600 from the previous year's value of $464,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake Forest Park, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake Forest Park, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Lake Forest Park, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Forest Park, WA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Lake Forest Park, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.8%

  2. Public Transit

    8.88%

  3. Carpooled

    8.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake Forest Park, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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