Sequim, WA

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Population

6,819

1.23% growth

Median Age

58


Median Household Income

$38,485

0.44% decline

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

2,176

4.48% decline

Median Property Value

$203,700

0.147% growth

About

In 2017, Sequim, WA had a population of 6.82k people with a median age of 58 and a median household income of $38,485. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sequim, WA grew from 6,736 to 6,819, a 1.23% increase and its median household income declined from $38,655 to $38,485, a -0.44% decrease.

The population of Sequim, WA is 78.1% White Alone, 8.86% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.74% Two or More Races. 11.5% of the people in Sequim, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sequim, WA is $203,700, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in Sequim, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sequim, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sequim, WA employs 2.18k people. The largest industries in Sequim, WA are Retail Trade (371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (368 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (273 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($180,822), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,960), and Public Administration ($60,850).

Median household income in Sequim, WA is $38,485. Males in Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,485

2017 value

± $4,510

-0.44%

1 Year Growth

± 17.5%

Households in Sequim, WA have a median annual income of $38,485, 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 $38,655 in 2016, which represents a -0.44% 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 Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sequim, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 21

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sequim, WA was Census Tract 21 with a value of $31,128, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sequim, WA (943 out of 6.55k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    771 ± 205

  2. Other

    62 ± 115

  3. Hispanic

    58 ± 98

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sequim, WA is White, followed by Other 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

2.18k

2017 Value

± 351

-4.48%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sequim, WA declined at a rate of -4.48%, from 2.28k employees to 2.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sequim, WA, are Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (311 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sequim, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sequim, WA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (311 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sequim, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.18 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sequim, WA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($102,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($100,833), and Material Moving Occupations ($62,540).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.18k

2017 Value

± 351

-4.48%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sequim, WA declined at a rate of -4.48%, from 2.28k employees to 2.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sequim, WA, are Retail Trade (371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (368 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (273 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sequim, WA, though some of these residents may live in Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (368 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sequim, WA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.21 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.61 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sequim, WA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($180,822), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,960), and Public Administration ($60,850).

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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

94.2% of the population of Sequim, WA has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 28.6% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sequim, 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

5.78%

Uninsured

32%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

28.6%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

2.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sequim, WA declined by 41.2% from 9.82% to 5.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sequim, 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%.

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Diversity

Sequim, WA is home to a population of 6.82k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.89% of Sequim, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Sequim, WA is composed of 5.33k White Alone residents (78.1%), 604 Hispanic or Latino residents (8.86%), 255 Two or More Races residents (3.74%), 226 Asian Alone residents (3.31%), 223 Some Other Race Alone residents (3.27%), 116 Black or African American Alone residents (1.7%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.983%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sequim, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (362 speakers), Hindi (108 speakers), and Korean (61 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

58

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sequim, WA was 58. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 58, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Sequim, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sequim, WA residents was 56.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.89% of Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA was 9.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

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

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Sequim, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sequim, WA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.33k ± 351

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    604 ± 304

  3. Two or More Races

    255 ± 139

In 2017, there were 8.82 times more White Alone residents (5.33k people) in Sequim, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 604 Hispanic or Latino and 255 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 Sequim, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    362 speakers (5.71%)

  2. Hindi

    108 speakers (1.7%)

  3. Korean

    61 speakers (0.962%)

11.5% of Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.71% of the overall population of Sequim, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.7% speak Hindi and 0.962% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    342 ± 113

  2. Korea

    122 ± 66

  3. World War II

    97 ± 68

Sequim, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sequim, WA was $203,700 in 2017, which is 0.936 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $203,400 to $203,700, a 0.147% increase. The homeownership rate in Sequim, WA is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sequim, WA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sequim, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,485

Median Household Income

± $4,510

3.39k

Number of Households

± 397

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.39k households in Sequim, WA declined from $38,485 from the previous year's value of $38,655.

The following chart displays the households in Sequim, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$203,700

2017 Median

± $28,269

$203,400

2016 Median

± $26,936

In 2017, the median property value in Sequim, WA grew to to $203,700 from the previous year's value of $203,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sequim, 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 Sequim, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2017 Homeownership

60.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.1% of the housing units in Sequim, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sequim, WA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.97% of the workforce in Sequim, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.34%

  3. Walked

    4.43%

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

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