Skagit County, WA

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2020 Population
127,442
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.241% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
10.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$71,021
5.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$341,600
11.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
57,197
1.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Skagit County, WA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $71,021. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Skagit County, WA grew from 125,612 to 127,442, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $67,028 to $71,021, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Skagit County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.7%), Other (Hispanic) (9.06%), White (Hispanic) (7.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%).

None of the households in Skagit County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Skagit County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Skagit County, WA are Skagit Valley College (1,098 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Skagit County, WA was $341,600, and the homeownership rate was 70%.

Most people in Skagit County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Skagit County, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Skagit County, WA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.4% of Skagit County, WA residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

In 2020, there were 8.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.9k people) in Skagit County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Other (Hispanic) and 9.73k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2020 Citizenship
93.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.6% of Skagit County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Skagit County, WA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Skagit County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    93.9k ± 314
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 1.11k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.73k ± 1.1k
18.6%
Hispanic Population
23.7k people

In 2020, there were 8.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.9k people) in Skagit County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Other (Hispanic) and 9.73k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.6% of the people in Skagit County, WA are hispanic (23.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Skagit County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12k people
10.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.9k people

As of 2020, 9.4% of Skagit County, WA residents (12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Skagit County, WA was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,799 ± 319
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,210 ± 324
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,295 ± 250

Skagit County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Skagit County, WA employs 57.2k people. The largest industries in Skagit County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,361 people), Manufacturing (6,781 people), and Retail Trade (6,726 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,875), and Public Administration ($64,213).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

57.2k
2020 Value
± 1,699
1.29%
1 Year growth
± 3.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Skagit County, WA grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 56.5k employees to 57.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Skagit County, WA, are Management Occupations (5,701 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,468 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,976 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Skagit County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.2k
2020 Value
± 1,699
1.29%
1 Year growth
± 3.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Skagit County, WA grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 56.5k employees to 57.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Skagit County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,361 people), Manufacturing (6,781 people), and Retail Trade (6,726 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Skagit County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Skagit County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,104
Median earning men ± $1,685
$31,452
Median earning women ± $745

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($77,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,542), and Wholesale Trade ($65,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,473), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,539), and Information ($41,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,242
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 782
    Manufacturing
  3. 716
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.57M
    Manufacturing
  2. $768k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $288k
    Retail Trade

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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. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

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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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

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. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Skagit County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.03%).

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.

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Skagit County, WA awarded 1,098 degrees. The student population of Skagit County, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,894 male students and 2,333 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Skagit County, WA are White (702 and 65.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (230 and 21.3%), Two or More Races (80 and 7.42%), and Asian (29 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Skagit County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Skagit Valley College (1,098 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Skagit County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (436 and 39.7%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (88 and 8.01%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (77 and 7.01%).

The median tuition cost in Skagit County, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,626 for in-state students and $6,485 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,227 students enrolled in Skagit County, WA, 44.8% men and 55.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,625 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majors awarded
  2. 34 degree-majors awarded
  3. 436 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Skagit County, WA was Registered Nursing with 54 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,098 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Skagit Valley College with 1,098 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 351 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Skagit County, WA, which is 0.47 times less than the 747 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 702 degrees mean that there were 3.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 230 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,626) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Skagit County, WA was $341,600 in 2020, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $306,000 to $341,600, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Skagit County, WA is 70%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Skagit County, WA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Skagit County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Skagit County, WA is $71,021. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Skagit County, WA was Census Tract 9519 with a value of $91,713, followed by Census Tract 9527 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $86,000 and $85,345.

In 2021, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.18%.

Property

$341,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,679
$34,465
Median Property Taxes
±$1,016

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Skagit County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Skagit County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70%
Homeownership
2020
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70% of the housing units in Skagit County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9519
  2. Census Tract 9527
  3. Census Tract 9512

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Skagit County, WA was Census Tract 9519 with a value of $91,713, followed by Census Tract 9527 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $86,000 and $85,345.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$71,021
Median Household Income
± $1,546
49.3k
Number of Households
± 1,400

In 2020, the median household income of the 49.3k households in Skagit County, WA grew to $71,021 from the previous year's value of $67,028.

The following chart displays the households in Skagit County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Skagit County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.15%)

In 2020, 77% of workers in Skagit County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (8.15%).

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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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Skagit County, WA have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Skagit County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Skagit County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Skagit County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Skagit County, WA (13.5k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Skagit County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 195 in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.17 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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92.3% of the population of Skagit County, WA has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.07% 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 Skagit County, WA see 1198 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% increase from the previous year (1185 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 221 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,198 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Skagit County, WA

Primary care physicians in Skagit County, WA see an average of 1,198 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% increase from the previous year (1,185 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.68%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Skagit County, WA declined by 19.4% from 9.53% to 7.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Skagit County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.7 in Skagit County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.2% in Skagit County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.42% in Skagit County, WA.

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