Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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Population
116,082
2.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Median Age
43.5

Poverty Rate
7.96%

Median Household Income
$75,156
4.37% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$362,300
6.37% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
48,101
2.22% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $75,156. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA grew from 113,763 to 116,082, a 2.04% increase and its median household income grew from $72,010 to $75,156, a 4.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.59%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%), and White (Hispanic) (3.63%). 8.29% of the people in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are Tacoma Community College (1,894 degrees awarded in 2017) and Faith International University (73 degrees).

The median property value in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is $362,300, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.85%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington
52.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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.

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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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Diversity

Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.22% of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (8.38k people).

In 2018, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92k people) in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are Spanish (2,683 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,062 speakers), and Russian (797 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92k ± 1.76k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.49k ± 854
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 654
5.55%
Hispanic Population
6.44k people

In 2018, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92k people) in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.55% of the people in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are hispanic (6.44k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,683 speakers (2.45%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,062 speakers (0.971%)
  3. Russian
    797 speakers (0.729%)

8.29% of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 2.45% of the overall population of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 0.971% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.729% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.38k people
7.11%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
8.01k people

As of 2018, 7.22% of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA residents (8.38k 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 Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was 7.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Korea
    801 ± 692 people
  2. Canada
    732 ± 662 people
  3. Philippines
    699 ± 647 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Korea, the natal country of 801 Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA residents, followed by Canada with 732 and Philippines with 699.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2018 Citizenship
97.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.4% of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,251 ± 388
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,018 ± 407
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,109 ± 288

Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is $75,156. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $142,699, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $127,715 and $126,212.

Males in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,590. The income inequality in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA employs 48.1k people. The largest industries in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,022 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,567 people), and Construction (2,532 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($189,879), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($176,134), and Offices of physicians ($150,852).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,156
2018 value
± $2,307
4.37%
1 Year Growth
± 4.12%

Households in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $75,156, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,010 in 2017, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$89,052
Average Male Salary in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA
± $15,190
$58,590
Average Female Salary in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA
± $10,105

In 2017, full-time male employees in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA made 1.52 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA
  1. Asian
    $78,152 ± $53,901
  2. White
    $66,385 ± $9,406
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $51,356 ± $69,666

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA.

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Wage Distribution

0.492
2017 Wage GINI in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA
0.5
2016 Wage GINI in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA

In 2017, the income inequality in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was 0.492 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.73% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $142,699, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $127,715 and $126,212.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA (9.07k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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
    6,571 ± 588
  2. Black
    777 ± 253
  3. Asian
    766 ± 281

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

48.1k
2017 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 47.1k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, are Miscellaneous managers (1,756 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,542 people), and Registered nurses (1,224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,756 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,542 people), and Registered nurses (1,224 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (8.97 times higher than expected), Dentists (5.75 times), and Appraisers & assessors of real estate (5.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($233,416), Dentists ($229,635), and Insurance sales agents ($210,885).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

48.1k
2017 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 47.1k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,022 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,567 people), and Construction (2,532 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, 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 Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,022 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,567 people), and Construction (2,532 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Ship & boat building (10.4 times higher than expected), Water transportation (6.41 times), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (4.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($189,879), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($176,134), and Offices of physicians ($150,852).

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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 in Washington
$444B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA awarded 1,967 degrees. The student population of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,595 male students and 4,189 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are White (991 and 52.2%), followed by Unknown (264 and 13.9%), Black or African American (196 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (153 and 8.05%).

The largest universities in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Tacoma Community College (1,894 and 96.3%) and Faith International University (73 and 3.71%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (664 and 33.8%), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (148 and 7.52%), and Retailing & Retail Operations (124 and 6.3%).

The median tuition costs in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA are $6,831 for private four year colleges, and $3,936 and $9,354 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 664 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 104 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 664 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,894 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
$3,936
Median In-State Public
$6,831
Median Private

In 2017, the Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tacoma Community College with 1,894 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

692
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,275
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA, which is 0.543 times less than the 1,275 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    991 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    264 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    196 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA were to White students. These 991 degrees mean that there were 3.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 264 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was $362,300 in 2018, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $340,600 to $362,300, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$362,300
2018 Median
± $6,818
$340,600
2017 Median
± $6,224

In 2018, the median property value in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA grew to to $362,300 from the previous year's value of $340,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, 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 Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$75,156
Median Household Income
± $2,307
46.4k
Number of Households
± 1,399

In 2018, the median household income of the 46.4k households in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA grew to $75,156 from the previous year's value of $72,010.

The following chart displays the households in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
2018 Homeownership
67.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.5% of the housing units in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.15% of the workforce in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.9%
  2. Carpooled
    9.23%
  3. Worked At Home
    7.41%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA was Drove Alone (77.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.23%) and those who Worked At Home (7.41%).

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 Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 3.55% 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 Washington 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 in Washington

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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

4.45%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
3.55%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA declined by 33.5% from 6.7% to 4.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, 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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