Sultan, WA

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2022 Population
5,462
4.88% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0.271% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
2.07%
15.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,084
7.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$376,200
19.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sultan, WA had a population of 5.46k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $79,084. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sultan, WA grew from 5,208 to 5,462, a 4.88% increase and its median household income grew from $73,530 to $79,084, a 7.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sultan, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.1%), White (Hispanic) (8.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.28%).

None of the households in Sultan, 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.

85.7% of the residents in Sultan, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sultan, WA was $376,200, and the homeownership rate was 78%.

Most people in Sultan, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sultan, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sultan, WA is home to a population of 5.46k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 19% of Sultan, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.04k people).

In 2022, there were 6.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.77k people) in Sultan, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 604 Two+ (Hispanic) and 449 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.7%
2022 Citizenship
86.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.7% of Sultan, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sultan, WA was 86.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sultan, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.77k ± 556
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    604 ± 621
  3. White (Hispanic)
    449 ± 222
22.8%
Hispanic Population
1.25k people

In 2022, there were 6.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.77k people) in Sultan, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 604 Two+ (Hispanic) and 449 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.8% of the people in Sultan, WA are hispanic (1.25k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people
17.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
905 people

As of 2022, 19% of Sultan, WA residents (1.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sultan, WA was 17.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    159 ± 103
  2. Vietnam
    106 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    26 ± 44

Sultan, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sultan, WA employs 2.86k people. The largest industries in Sultan, WA are Manufacturing (489 people), Educational Services (309 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (281 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,267), Educational Services ($75,772), and Public Administration ($71,681).

Occupations

2.86k
2022 Value
± 463
7.97%
1 Year growth
± 20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sultan, WA grew at a rate of 7.97%, from 2.65k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sultan, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (429 people), Management Occupations (345 people), and Production Occupations (242 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sultan, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.86k
2022 Value
± 463
7.97%
1 Year growth
± 20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sultan, WA grew at a rate of 7.97%, from 2.65k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sultan, WA, are Manufacturing (489 people), Educational Services (309 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (281 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sultan, WA, though some of these residents may live in Sultan, 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

$59,485
Median earning men ± $9,907
$44,872
Median earning women ± $11,133

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($86,406), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,707).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,414), Construction ($59,663), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,534).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sultan, WA was $376,200 in 2022, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $315,900 to $376,200, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Sultan, WA is 78%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sultan, WA have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sultan, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$376,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$51,011
$1,615
Median Property Taxes
±$372

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 Sultan, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

78%
Homeownership
2022
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78% of the housing units in Sultan, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 538.02
  2. Census Tract 538.03

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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.
$79,084
Median Household Income
± $9,850
2.07k
Number of Households
± 415

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.07k households in Sultan, WA grew to $79,084 from the previous year's value of $73,530.

The following chart displays the households in Sultan, 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 Sultan, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.94%)
  3. Carpooled (8.55%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Sultan, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.94%) and those who carpooled to work (8.55%).

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

35.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sultan, WA have a longer commute time (35.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.775% of the workforce in Sultan, 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 Sultan, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sultan, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

2.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sultan, WA (113 out of 5.45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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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Health

92% of the population of Sultan, WA has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 9.89% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (1978 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1339 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Snohomish County, WA

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (1,978 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 43% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.7% were men and 46.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.03%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
9.89%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sultan, WA grew by 3.34% from 7.77% to 8.03%.

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