Shoreline, WA

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Population

55,431

0.745% growth

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$76,271

8.34% growth

Poverty Rate

9.04%


Number of Employees

29,708

3.28% growth

Median Property Value

$389,300

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, Shoreline, WA had a population of 55.4k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $76,271. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shoreline, WA grew from 55,021 to 55,431, a 0.745% increase and its median household income grew from $70,398 to $76,271, a 8.34% increase.

The population of Shoreline, WA is 64.7% White Alone, 13.8% Asian Alone, and 9.52% Hispanic or Latino. 24.1% of the people in Shoreline, WA speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shoreline, WA are Shoreline Community College (1,800 degrees awarded in 2016) and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline (26 degrees).

The median property value in Shoreline, WA is $389,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Shoreline, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Shoreline, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Shoreline, WA employs 29.7k people. The largest industries in Shoreline, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,365 people), Retail Trade (3,468 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,095 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,271), Utilities ($71,174), and Information ($68,211).

Median household income in Shoreline, WA is $76,271. Males in Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,271

2017 value

± $2,583

8.34%

1 Year Growth

± 4.95%

Households in Shoreline, WA have a median annual income of $76,271, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,398 in 2016, which represents a 8.34% 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 Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, 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 201

  2. Census Tract 208

  3. Census Tract 210

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shoreline, WA was Census Tract 201 with a value of $93,235, followed by Census Tract 208 and Census Tract 210, with respective values of $82,344 and $74,048.

The following map shows all of the places in Shoreline, 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

9.04% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shoreline, WA (4.95k out of 54.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,089 ± 437

  2. Asian

    756 ± 222

  3. Black

    568 ± 181

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

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

29.7k

2017 Value

± 1,142

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shoreline, WA grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 28.8k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shoreline, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,450 people), Management Occupations (3,417 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,780 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shoreline, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shoreline, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,450 people), Management Occupations (3,417 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,780 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shoreline, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.71 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shoreline, WA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($86,818), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,265), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,705).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.7k

2017 Value

± 1,142

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shoreline, WA grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 28.8k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shoreline, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,365 people), Retail Trade (3,468 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,095 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shoreline, WA, though some of these residents may live in Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,365 people), Retail Trade (3,468 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,095 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shoreline, WA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.49 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.38 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shoreline, WA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,271), Utilities ($71,174), and Information ($68,211).

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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

92.7% of the population of Shoreline, WA has health coverage, with 57.1% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shoreline, 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

7.3%

Uninsured

57.1%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shoreline, WA declined by 10.6% from 8.16% to 7.3%.

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

Shoreline, WA is home to a population of 55.4k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.3% of Shoreline, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Shoreline, WA is composed of 35.9k White Alone residents (64.7%), 7.66k Asian Alone residents (13.8%), 5.28k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.52%), 3.4k Black or African American Alone residents (6.13%), 2.49k Two or More Races residents (4.5%), 553 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.998%), 123 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.222%), and 62 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Shoreline, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,240 speakers), Chinese (1,556 speakers), and African Languages (1,258 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shoreline, WA was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Shoreline, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Shoreline, WA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 20.3% of Shoreline, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shoreline, WA was 18.8%, 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 Shoreline, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Shoreline, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Shoreline, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shoreline, WA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.9k ± 1.07k

  2. Asian Alone

    7.66k ± 673

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.28k ± 996

In 2017, there were 4.69 times more White Alone residents (35.9k people) in Shoreline, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.66k Asian Alone and 5.28k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Shoreline, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,240 speakers (6.23%)

  2. Chinese

    1,556 speakers (2.99%)

  3. African Languages

    1,258 speakers (2.42%)

24.1% of Shoreline, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Shoreline, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.23% of the overall population of Shoreline, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.99% speak Chinese and 2.42% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,152 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    622 ± 164

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    538 ± 161

Shoreline, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Shoreline, WA awarded 1,826 degrees. The student population of Shoreline, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,638 male students and 3,245 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shoreline, WA are White (856 and 54.3%), followed by Asian (217 and 13.8%), Unknown (182 and 11.5%), and Two or More Races (131 and 8.31%).

The largest universities in Shoreline, WA by number of degrees awarded are Shoreline Community College (1,800 and 98.6%) and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline (26 and 1.42%).

The most popular majors in Shoreline, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (576 and 31.5%), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (206 and 11.3%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (187 and 10.2%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 576 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Shoreline, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 576 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Shoreline, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,800 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Shoreline, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shoreline Community College with 1,800 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

914

Degrees Awarded to Men

912

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 914 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shoreline, WA, which is 1 times more than the 912 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

    856 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    217 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    182 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Shoreline, WA were to White students. These 856 degrees mean that there were 3.94 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 217 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shoreline, WA was $389,300 in 2017, which is 1.79 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $352,200 to $389,300, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Shoreline, WA is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shoreline, WA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shoreline, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,271

Median Household Income

± $2,583

21.9k

Number of Households

± 934

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.9k households in Shoreline, WA grew to $76,271 from the previous year's value of $70,398.

The following chart displays the households in Shoreline, 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

$389,300

2017 Median

± $7,907

$352,200

2016 Median

± $6,093

In 2017, the median property value in Shoreline, WA grew to to $389,300 from the previous year's value of $352,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Shoreline, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

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

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shoreline, WA have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Shoreline, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.5%

  2. Public Transit

    15.4%

  3. Carpooled

    9.21%

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

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