Mercer Island, WA

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2020 Population
25,820
0.565% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.9
0.217% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
5.3%
5.15% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$150,506
1.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$1.39M
13.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,607
1.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Mercer Island, WA had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $150,506. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mercer Island, WA grew from 25,675 to 25,820, a 0.565% increase and its median household income grew from $147,566 to $150,506, a 1.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mercer Island, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (19.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.77%), White (Hispanic) (2.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.07%).

None of the households in Mercer Island, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.2% of the residents in Mercer Island, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Mercer Island, WA was $1.39M, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%. Most people in Mercer Island, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Mercer Island, WA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Mercer Island, WA is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 22.3% of Mercer Island, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.75k people).

In 2020, there were 3.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Mercer Island, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mercer Island, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 796
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.09k ± 653
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.49k ± 382
3.49%
Hispanic Population
901 people

In 2020, there were 3.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Mercer Island, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.49% of the people in Mercer Island, WA are hispanic (901 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mercer Island, WA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.75k people
21%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.4k people

As of 2020, 22.3% of Mercer Island, WA residents (5.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mercer Island, WA was 21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.2
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Mercer Island, WA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Mercer Island, WA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Mercer Island, WA residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Citizenship

91.2%
2020 Citizenship
92.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.2% of Mercer Island, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mercer Island, WA was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    432 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    177 ± 100
  3. Korea
    159 ± 94

Mercer Island, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Mercer Island, WA is $150,506. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Mercer Island, WA was Census Tract 246.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 246.01 and Census Tract 245, with respective values of $245,278 and $211,395.

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Mercer Island, WA employs 12.6k people. The largest industries in Mercer Island, WA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,844 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,664 people), and Retail Trade (1,360 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($182,019), Utilities ($150,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($126,471).

Wages

Median Household Income

$150,506
2020 value
± $18,464
1.99%
1 Year Growth
± 16%

Households in Mercer Island, WA have a median annual income of $150,506, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $147,566 in 2019, which represents a 1.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$82,611
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,547
$61,193
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,257

In 2020, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Washington
  1. Asian
    $80,218 ± $3,539
  2. White
    $65,319 ± $1,078
  3. Two or More Races
    $53,715 ± $3,170

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Washington.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mercer Island, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 246.02
  2. Census Tract 246.01
  3. Census Tract 245

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mercer Island, WA was Census Tract 246.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 246.01 and Census Tract 245, with respective values of $245,278 and $211,395.

The following map shows all of the places in Mercer Island, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mercer Island, WA (1.36k out of 25.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    603 ± 194
  2. Asian
    367 ± 142
  3. Hispanic
    194 ± 174

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

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

12.6k
2020 Value
± 785
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 8.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer Island, WA grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 12.4k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mercer Island, WA, are Management Occupations (2,463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,565 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mercer Island, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mercer Island, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,565 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mercer Island, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.96 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.59 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mercer Island, WA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($207,414), Legal Occupations ($198,333), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($187,328).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.6k
2020 Value
± 785
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 8.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer Island, WA grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 12.4k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mercer Island, WA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,844 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,664 people), and Retail Trade (1,360 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mercer Island, WA, though some of these residents may live in Mercer Island, 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 Mercer Island, WA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,844 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,664 people), and Retail Trade (1,360 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mercer Island, WA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.04 times higher than expected), Information (2.64 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mercer Island, WA, by median earnings, are Information ($182,019), Utilities ($150,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($126,471).

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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. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

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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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

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. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Washington
58% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 75% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 73.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mercer Island, WA was $1.39M in 2020, which is 6.03 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $1.22M to $1.39M, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Mercer Island, WA is 66.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Mercer Island, WA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mercer Island, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.39M
2020 Median
± $72,733
$1.22M
2019 Median
± $33,399

In 2020, the median property value in Mercer Island, WA grew to to $1.39M from the previous year's value of $1.22M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mercer Island, 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 Mercer Island, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $1M - $1,499,999 range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$150,506
Median Household Income
± $18,464
10.1k
Number of Households
± 706

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Mercer Island, WA grew to $150,506 from the previous year's value of $147,566.

The following chart displays the households in Mercer Island, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
2020 Homeownership
68.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.9% of the housing units in Mercer Island, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mercer Island, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mercer Island, WA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Mercer Island, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (60.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.6%)
  3. Public Transit (9.63%)

In 2020, 60.8% of workers in Mercer Island, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.6%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mercer Island, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mercer Island, WA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

98% of the population of Mercer Island, WA has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 3.08% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0.179% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see 830 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.121% increase from the previous year (829 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 216 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in King County, WA

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 830 patients per year. This represents a 0.121% increase from the previous year (829 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$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

2.04%
Uninsured
61.6%
Employer Coverage
3.08%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
0.179%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mercer Island, WA declined by 12.1% from 2.32% to 2.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mercer Island, 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. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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