Skamania County, WA

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Population

11,498

1.61% growth

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$53,606

0.987% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

4,934

3.31% growth

Median Property Value

$248,500

2.26% growth

About

In 2017, Skamania County, WA had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $53,606. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Skamania County, WA grew from 11,316 to 11,498, a 1.61% increase and its median household income grew from $53,082 to $53,606, a 0.987% increase.

The population of Skamania County, WA is 88.2% White Alone, 5.96% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.41% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 6.28% of the people in Skamania County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Skamania County, WA is $248,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Skamania County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Skamania County, WA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Columbia River from Skamania Lodge

Economy

The economy of Skamania County, WA employs 4.93k people. The largest industries in Skamania County, WA are Manufacturing (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (632 people), and Retail Trade (530 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,156), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,500), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,909).

Median household income in Skamania County, WA is $53,606. Males in Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,606

2017 value

± $3,175

0.987%

1 Year Growth

± 8.73%

Households in Skamania County, WA have a median annual income of $53,606, 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 $53,082 in 2016, which represents a 0.987% 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 Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Skamania County, WA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $67,695, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $66,719 and $48,347.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Skamania County, WA (1.51k out of 11.4k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    1,369 ± 179

  2. Two Or More

    44 ± 92

  3. Hispanic

    40 ± 84

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Skamania County, WA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

4.93k

2017 Value

± 340

3.31%

1 Year growth

± 9.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Skamania County, WA grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 4.78k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Skamania County, WA, are Management Occupations (542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (537 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Skamania County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Skamania County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (537 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Skamania County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.67 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Skamania County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,156), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,364), and Protective Service Occupations ($86,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.93k

2017 Value

± 340

3.31%

1 Year growth

± 9.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Skamania County, WA grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 4.78k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Skamania County, WA, are Manufacturing (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (632 people), and Retail Trade (530 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Skamania County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (632 people), and Retail Trade (530 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Skamania County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.93 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.06 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Skamania County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($115,156), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,500), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,909).

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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

93.4% of the population of Skamania County, WA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Skamania County, WA see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11510 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 822 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Skamania County, WA see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

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

6.58%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Skamania County, WA declined by 31.4% from 9.59% to 6.58%.

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

Skamania County, WA is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.78% of Skamania County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Skamania County, WA is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (88.2%), 685 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.96%), 277 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.41%), 140 Two or More Races residents (1.22%), 132 Asian Alone residents (1.15%), 105 Black or African American Alone residents (0.913%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0435%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Skamania County, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (376 speakers), Other Indic Languages (63 speakers), and Other & Unspecified Languages (51 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Skamania County, WA was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Skamania County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Skamania County, WA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.78% of Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, WA was 4.61%, 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 Skamania County, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Skamania County, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Skamania County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Skamania County, WA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    685 ± 123

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    277 ± 53

In 2017, there were 14.8 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in Skamania County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 685 Hispanic or Latino and 277 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    376 speakers (3.51%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    63 speakers (0.589%)

  3. Other & Unspecified Languages

    51 speakers (0.477%)

6.28% of Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.51% of the overall population of Skamania County, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.589% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.477% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    540 ± 95

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    191 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    120 ± 61

Skamania County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Skamania County, WA was $248,500 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,000 to $248,500, a 2.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Skamania County, WA is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Skamania County, WA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Skamania County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,606

Median Household Income

± $3,175

4.71k

Number of Households

± 324

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.71k households in Skamania County, WA grew to $53,606 from the previous year's value of $53,082.

The following chart displays the households in Skamania 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$248,500

2017 Median

± $14,747

$243,000

2016 Median

± $13,048

In 2017, the median property value in Skamania County, WA grew to to $248,500 from the previous year's value of $243,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, 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 Skamania County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Skamania County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Skamania County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Skamania County, WA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Skamania County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.93%

  3. Carpooled

    8.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Skamania County, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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