Lincoln County, WA

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Population

10,344

0.174% growth

Median Age

48.6


Median Household Income

$49,460

3.74% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

4,126

1.48% decline

Median Property Value

$150,500

3.58% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, WA had a population of 10.3k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $49,460. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, WA grew from 10,326 to 10,344, a 0.174% increase and its median household income grew from $47,676 to $49,460, a 3.74% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, WA is 91.9% White Alone, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.18% Two or More Races. 4.11% of the people in Lincoln County, WA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, WA is $150,500, and the homeownership rate is 79%. Most people in Lincoln County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, WA employs 4.13k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (625 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (542 people), and Educational Services (466 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,411), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,000).

Median household income in Lincoln County, WA is $49,460. Males in Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,460

2017 value

± $2,270

3.74%

1 Year Growth

± 6.1%

Households in Lincoln County, WA have a median annual income of $49,460, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,676 in 2016, which represents a 3.74% 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 Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, WA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $55,724, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $47,014 and $43,794.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, WA (1.4k out of 10.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,342 ± 153

  2. Hispanic

    63 ± 83

  3. Two Or More

    23 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.13k

2017 Value

± 249

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WA declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 4.19k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, WA, are Management Occupations (686 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (523 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (314 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (686 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (523 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.47 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.63 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,417), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,667), and Legal Occupations ($61,944).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.13k

2017 Value

± 249

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WA declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 4.19k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (625 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (542 people), and Educational Services (466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, WA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (625 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (542 people), and Educational Services (466 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.93 times), and Construction (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,411), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,000).

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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

93.5% of the population of Lincoln County, WA has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WA see 1720 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.5% increase from the previous year (1464 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2588 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1479 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

1720 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WA see an average of 1720 patients per year. This represents a 17.5% increase from the previous year (1464 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

6.55%

Uninsured

36.5%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

20.1%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

3.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, WA declined by 24.5% from 8.68% to 6.55%.

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

Lincoln County, WA is home to a population of 10.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.73% of Lincoln County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, WA is composed of 9.5k White Alone residents (91.9%), 323 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.12%), 226 Two or More Races residents (2.18%), 136 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.31%), 65 Asian Alone residents (0.628%), 57 Black or African American Alone residents (0.551%), 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.348%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincoln County, WA are Russian (260 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (56 speakers), and Tagalog (39 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, WA was 48.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Lincoln County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, WA residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.73% of Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, WA was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Lincoln County, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Lincoln County, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Lincoln County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, WA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.5k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    323 ± 62.1

  3. Two or More Races

    226 ± 52.6

In 2017, there were 29.4 times more White Alone residents (9.5k people) in Lincoln County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 323 Hispanic or Latino and 226 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 Lincoln County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Russian

    260 speakers (2.64%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    56 speakers (0.568%)

  3. Tagalog

    39 speakers (0.396%)

4.11% of Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, WA was Russian. 2.64% of the overall population of Lincoln County, WA are native Russian speakers. 0.568% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.396% speak Russian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    473 ± 62

  2. Korea

    152 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    112 ± 44

Lincoln County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, WA was $150,500 in 2017, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,300 to $150,500, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, WA is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, WA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,460

Median Household Income

± $2,270

4.42k

Number of Households

± 259

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.42k households in Lincoln County, WA grew to $49,460 from the previous year's value of $47,676.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,500

2017 Median

± $8,140

$145,300

2016 Median

± $8,219

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, WA grew to to $150,500 from the previous year's value of $145,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincoln County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79%

2017 Homeownership

78.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79% of the housing units in Lincoln County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, WA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.96% of the workforce in Lincoln County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.5%

  3. Carpooled

    8.62%

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

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