Port Angeles, WA

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Population

19,419

0.00515% decline

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$41,297

2.23% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Number of Employees

7,699

0.97% growth

Median Property Value

$193,600

2.81% growth

About

In 2017, Port Angeles, WA had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $41,297. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Port Angeles, WA declined from 19,420 to 19,419, a -0.00515% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,398 to $41,297, a 2.23% increase.

The population of Port Angeles, WA is 83.4% White Alone, 5.44% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.36% Two or More Races. 4.63% of the people in Port Angeles, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Port Angeles, WA are Peninsula College (1,203 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Port Angeles, WA is $193,600, and the homeownership rate is 53.5%. Most people in Port Angeles, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Port Angeles, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Port Angeles, WA employs 7.7k people. The largest industries in Port Angeles, WA are Retail Trade (1,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (890 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,138), Public Administration ($49,792), and Finance & Insurance ($47,083).

Median household income in Port Angeles, WA is $41,297. Males in Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,297

2017 value

± $2,622

2.23%

1 Year Growth

± 8.56%

Households in Port Angeles, WA have a median annual income of $41,297, 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 $40,398 in 2016, which represents a 2.23% 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 Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Port Angeles, WA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Port Angeles, 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 7

  2. Census Tract 15

  3. Census Tract 11

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port Angeles, WA was Census Tract 7 with a value of $56,842, followed by Census Tract 15 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $55,729 and $47,093.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port Angeles, WA (4.42k out of 18.9k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    3,355 ± 412

  2. Black

    391 ± 230

  3. Asian

    298 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port Angeles, 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

7.7k

2017 Value

± 565

0.97%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port Angeles, WA grew at a rate of 0.97%, from 7.63k employees to 7.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port Angeles, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (885 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (797 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port Angeles, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Port Angeles, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (885 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (797 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port Angeles, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.03 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.77 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Port Angeles, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,023), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,804), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,179).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.7k

2017 Value

± 565

0.97%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port Angeles, WA grew at a rate of 0.97%, from 7.63k employees to 7.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port Angeles, WA, are Retail Trade (1,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (890 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port Angeles, WA, though some of these residents may live in Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,163 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (890 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port Angeles, WA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.86 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.8 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Port Angeles, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,138), Public Administration ($49,792), and Finance & Insurance ($47,083).

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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

90.9% of the population of Port Angeles, WA has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Port Angeles, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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%).

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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

9.13%

Uninsured

35.9%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port Angeles, WA declined by 10.6% from 10.2% to 9.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Port Angeles, 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

Port Angeles, WA is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.97% of Port Angeles, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Port Angeles, WA is composed of 16.2k White Alone residents (83.4%), 1.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.44%), 847 Two or More Races residents (4.36%), 503 Asian Alone residents (2.59%), 429 Black or African American Alone residents (2.21%), 360 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.85%), 32 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Port Angeles, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (343 speakers), Chinese (121 speakers), and German (95 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Port Angeles, WA was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Port Angeles, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Port Angeles, WA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.97% of Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA was 3.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Port Angeles, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Port Angeles, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Port Angeles, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Port Angeles, WA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.2k ± 421

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.06k ± 304

  3. Two or More Races

    847 ± 207

In 2017, there were 15.3 times more White Alone residents (16.2k people) in Port Angeles, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Hispanic or Latino and 847 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 Port Angeles, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    343 speakers (1.91%)

  2. Chinese

    121 speakers (0.674%)

  3. German

    95 speakers (0.529%)

4.63% of Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.91% of the overall population of Port Angeles, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.674% speak Chinese and 0.529% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    808 ± 151

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    354 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    154 ± 75

Port Angeles, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Port Angeles, WA awarded 1,203 degrees. The student population of Port Angeles, WA is skewed towards women, with 1,002 male students and 1,171 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port Angeles, WA are White (782 and 68.4%), followed by Unknown (98 and 8.57%), Hispanic or Latino (81 and 7.09%), and Two or More Races (58 and 5.07%).

The largest universities in Port Angeles, WA by number of degrees awarded are Peninsula College (1,203 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Port Angeles, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (296 and 24.6%), Welding Technology (114 and 9.48%), and General Business Administration & Management (75 and 6.23%).

The median tuition costs in Port Angeles, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,153 and $4,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Port Angeles, WA was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Port Angeles, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,203 degrees awarded

$4,153

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Port Angeles, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peninsula College with 1,203 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

613

Degrees Awarded to Men

590

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 613 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port Angeles, WA, which is 1.04 times more than the 590 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    782 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    98 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Port Angeles, WA were to White students. These 782 degrees mean that there were 7.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port Angeles, WA was $193,600 in 2017, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $188,300 to $193,600, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Port Angeles, WA is 53.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Port Angeles, WA have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Port Angeles, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,297

Median Household Income

± $2,622

8.33k

Number of Households

± 528

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.33k households in Port Angeles, WA grew to $41,297 from the previous year's value of $40,398.

The following chart displays the households in Port Angeles, 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

$193,600

2017 Median

± $7,570

$188,300

2016 Median

± $6,277

In 2017, the median property value in Port Angeles, WA grew to to $193,600 from the previous year's value of $188,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Port Angeles, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Port Angeles, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

53.5%

2017 Homeownership

54.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.5% of the housing units in Port Angeles, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Port Angeles, 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 Port Angeles, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Port Angeles, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port Angeles, WA have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Port Angeles, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Walked

    5.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Port Angeles, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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