Tukwila, WA

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2022 Population
21,569
0.111% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.277% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
7.32% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,331
6.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$446,000
19.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tukwila, WA had a population of 21.6k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $76,331. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tukwila, WA grew from 21,545 to 21,569, a 0.111% increase and its median household income grew from $71,688 to $76,331, a 6.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tukwila, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (28.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (24.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17%), Other (Hispanic) (13.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.98%).

None of the households in Tukwila, 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.

82% of the residents in Tukwila, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are University of Phoenix-Washington (24 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2022, the median property value in Tukwila, WA was $446,000, and the homeownership rate was 42.4%.

Most people in Tukwila, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tukwila, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tukwila, WA is home to a population of 21.6k people, from which 82% are citizens. As of 2022, 39.4% of Tukwila, WA residents were born outside of the country (8.49k people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.2k people) in Tukwila, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82%
2022 Citizenship
81.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82% of Tukwila, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tukwila, WA was 81.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tukwila, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.2k ± 785
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.23k ± 824
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.68k ± 898
22.2%
Hispanic Population
4.79k people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.2k people) in Tukwila, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.2% of the people in Tukwila, WA are hispanic (4.79k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

39.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.49k people
39.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.44k people

As of 2022, 39.4% of Tukwila, WA residents (8.49k 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 Tukwila, WA was 39.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    248 ± 122
  2. Vietnam
    216 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    188 ± 127

Tukwila, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tukwila, WA employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Tukwila, WA are Manufacturing (1,657 people), Retail Trade (1,603 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,492 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($163,469), Public Administration ($87,589), and Finance & Insurance ($68,949).

Occupations

12.2k
2022 Value
± 1,021
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tukwila, WA grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tukwila, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,282 people), Production Occupations (1,278 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,090 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tukwila, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2022 Value
± 1,021
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tukwila, WA grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tukwila, WA, are Manufacturing (1,657 people), Retail Trade (1,603 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,492 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tukwila, WA, though some of these residents may live in Tukwila, 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

$45,441
Median earning men ± $4,166
$40,378
Median earning women ± $5,901

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($88,768), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,093), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($66,038).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($112,847), Public Administration ($73,979), and Construction ($55,827).

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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.

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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Education

In 2020, universities in Tukwila, WA awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Tukwila, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 6 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tukwila, WA are White (11 and 45.8%), followed by Unknown (5 and 20.8%), Black or African American (4 and 16.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 12.5%).

The largest universities in Tukwila, WA by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Washington (24 and 100%).

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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tukwila, WA was $446,000 in 2022, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $373,200 to $446,000, a 19.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Tukwila, WA is 42.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tukwila, WA have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tukwila, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tukwila, WA is $76,331. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Tukwila, WA was Census Tract 263 with a value of $83,958, followed by Census Tract 282 and Census Tract 272, with respective values of $68,588 and $67,240.

Property

$446,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$32,573
$3,435
Median Property Taxes
±$512

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

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Rent vs Own

42.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.4% of the housing units in Tukwila, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 263
  2. Census Tract 282
  3. Census Tract 272

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tukwila, WA was Census Tract 263 with a value of $83,958, followed by Census Tract 282 and Census Tract 272, with respective values of $68,588 and $67,240.

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

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Household Income

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$76,331
Median Household Income
± $7,739
8.1k
Number of Households
± 764

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.1k households in Tukwila, WA grew to $76,331 from the previous year's value of $71,688.

The following chart displays the households in Tukwila, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tukwila, 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 (66.2%)
  2. Public Transit (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (10.4%)

In 2022, 66.2% of workers in Tukwila, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (10.4%).

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

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tukwila, WA have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Tukwila, 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 Tukwila, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tukwila, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tukwila, WA (2.82k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tukwila, WA is Asian, followed by White 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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Health

86.6% of the population of Tukwila, WA has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 6.58% on Medicare, 8.65% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see 828 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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828 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in King County, WA

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 828 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King 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 19.6% under 18 years, 28.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.3% were men and 46.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
6.58%
Medicare
8.65%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tukwila, WA declined by 2.87% from 13.8% to 13.4%.

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