Pacific County, WA

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Population

20,940

0.95% growth

Median Age

52.7


Median Household Income

$39,895

3.93% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

6,916

2.52% decline

Median Property Value

$163,400

2.64% growth

About

In 2017, Pacific County, WA had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 52.7 and a median household income of $39,895. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pacific County, WA grew from 20,743 to 20,940, a 0.95% increase and its median household income grew from $38,387 to $39,895, a 3.93% increase.

The population of Pacific County, WA is 82.4% White Alone, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.48% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Pacific County, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pacific County, WA is $163,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.3%. Most people in Pacific County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pacific County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pacific County, WA employs 6.92k people. The largest industries in Pacific County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,228 people), Manufacturing (858 people), and Retail Trade (644 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,764), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,599).

Median household income in Pacific County, WA is $39,895. Males in Pacific 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 Pacific County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,895

2017 value

± $3,493

3.93%

1 Year Growth

± 10.5%

Households in Pacific County, WA have a median annual income of $39,895, 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 $38,387 in 2016, which represents a 3.93% 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Pacific 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pacific County, WA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $46,964, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $43,844 and $42,688.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pacific County, WA (3.85k out of 20.7k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,267 ± 332

  2. Hispanic

    538 ± 155

  3. Two Or More

    246 ± 117

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

6.92k

2017 Value

± 482

-2.52%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pacific County, WA declined at a rate of -2.52%, from 7.1k employees to 6.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pacific County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (914 people), Management Occupations (665 people), and Production Occupations (573 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (914 people), Management Occupations (665 people), and Production Occupations (573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pacific County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.74 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,500), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,279).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.92k

2017 Value

± 482

-2.52%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pacific County, WA declined at a rate of -2.52%, from 7.1k employees to 6.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pacific County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,228 people), Manufacturing (858 people), and Retail Trade (644 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pacific County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pacific 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 Pacific County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,228 people), Manufacturing (858 people), and Retail Trade (644 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pacific County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.8 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.52 times), and Utilities (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pacific County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,764), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,599).

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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 ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($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

91% of the population of Pacific County, WA has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 22% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pacific County, WA see 4170 patients per year on average, which represents a 42% increase from the previous year (2937 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3036 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 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

4,170 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pacific County, WA see an average of 4,170 patients per year. This represents a 42% increase from the previous year (2,937 patients).

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

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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

9.04%

Uninsured

27.9%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

22%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pacific County, WA declined by 20.5% from 11.4% to 9.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pacific 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

Pacific County, WA is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.3% of Pacific County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.32k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pacific County, WA is composed of 17.3k White Alone residents (82.4%), 1.93k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.2%), 938 Two or More Races residents (4.48%), 366 Asian Alone residents (1.75%), 299 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.43%), 70 Black or African American Alone residents (0.334%), 58 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.277%), and 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0955%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pacific County, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pacific County, WA was 52.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Pacific County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pacific County, WA residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.32k people

6.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.27k people

As of 2017, 6.3% of Pacific County, WA residents (1.32k people) 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 Pacific County, WA was 6.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Pacific County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pacific County, WA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.3k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.93k ± 204

  3. Two or More Races

    938 ± 147

In 2017, there were 8.96 times more White Alone residents (17.3k people) in Pacific County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k Hispanic or Latino and 938 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 Pacific County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pacific County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pacific County, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pacific County, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,141 ± 169

  2. Korea

    283 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 72

Pacific County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pacific County, WA was $163,400 in 2017, which is 0.751 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $159,200 to $163,400, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Pacific County, WA is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pacific County, WA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pacific 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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$39,895

Median Household Income

± $3,493

8.79k

Number of Households

± 539

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.79k households in Pacific County, WA grew to $39,895 from the previous year's value of $38,387.

The following chart displays the households in Pacific 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$163,400

2017 Median

± $6,372

$159,200

2016 Median

± $5,571

In 2017, the median property value in Pacific County, WA grew to to $163,400 from the previous year's value of $159,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pacific 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 Pacific 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 Pacific County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pacific County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.3% of the housing units in Pacific County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pacific County, WA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Pacific County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.85%

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

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