University Place, WA

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Population

32,528

0.575% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$64,883

6.46% growth

Number of Employees

15,036

1.59% growth

Median Property Value

$319,900

8.92% growth

About

In 2017, University Place, WA had a population of 32.5k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $64,883. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of University Place, WA grew from 32,342 to 32,528, a 0.575% increase and its median household income grew from $60,947 to $64,883, a 6.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in University Place, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.91%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (8.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.94%), and White (Hispanic) (4.72%). N/A% of the people in University Place, WA speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in University Place, WA is $319,900, and the homeownership rate is 55.8%. Most people in University Place, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in University Place, WA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed 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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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Economy

The economy of University Place, WA employs 15k people. The largest industries in University Place, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,722 people), Educational Services (1,818 people), and Retail Trade (1,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,120), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,729), and Public Administration ($65,333).

Median household income in University Place, WA is $64,883. Males in University Place, 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 University Place, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,883

2017 value

± $4,378

6.46%

1 Year Growth

± 7.92%

Households in University Place, WA have a median annual income of $64,883, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,947 in 2016, which represents a 6.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Washington.

$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time 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 Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for University Place, 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 723.13

  2. Census Tract 723.08

  3. Census Tract 723.07

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in University Place, WA was Census Tract 723.13 with a value of $78,586, followed by Census Tract 723.08 and Census Tract 723.07, with respective values of $75,976 and $59,955.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in University Place, WA (3.67k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    2,315 ± 352

  2. Hispanic

    524 ± 204

  3. Asian

    392 ± 181

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

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

15k

2017 Value

± 841

1.59%

1 Year growth

± 7.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in University Place, WA grew at a rate of 1.59%, from 14.8k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in University Place, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,988 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,645 people), and Management Occupations (1,425 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of University Place, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of University Place, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,988 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,645 people), and Management Occupations (1,425 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University Place, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.65 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.45 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of University Place, WA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,083), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,483), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($79,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15k

2017 Value

± 841

1.59%

1 Year growth

± 7.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in University Place, WA grew at a rate of 1.59%, from 14.8k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in University Place, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,722 people), Educational Services (1,818 people), and Retail Trade (1,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of University Place, WA, though some of these residents may live in University Place, 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 University Place, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,722 people), Educational Services (1,818 people), and Retail Trade (1,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University Place, WA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.71 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.53 times), and Utilities (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in University Place, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,120), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,729), and Public Administration ($65,333).

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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. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Washington state.

$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% 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. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of University Place, WA has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 9.59% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 3.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in University Place, WA see 1423 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.32% decrease from the previous year (1442 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 258 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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1,423 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WA see an average of 1,423 patients per year. This represents a 1.32% decrease from the previous year (1,442 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

5.7%

Uninsured

49.4%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

9.59%

Medicare

16.6%

Non-Group

3.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in University Place, WA declined by 14.1% from 6.63% to 5.7%.

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

University Place, WA is home to a population of 32.5k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 12% of University Place, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.91k people).

In 2017, there were 6.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.1k people) in University Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in University Place, WA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in University Place, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all University Place, WA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.91k people

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.75k people

As of 2017, 12% of University Place, WA residents (3.91k people) 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 University Place, WA was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of University Place, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in University Place, WA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in University Place, WA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    21.1k ± 824

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    3.22k ± 435

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.79k ± 631

In 2017, there were 6.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.1k people) in University Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,251 ± 236

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    852 ± 249

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    422 ± 132

University Place, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in University Place, WA was $319,900 in 2017, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $293,700 to $319,900, a 8.92% increase. The homeownership rate in University Place, WA is 55.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in University Place, WA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in University Place, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$319,900

2017 Median

± $8,095

$293,700

2016 Median

± $6,979

In 2017, the median property value in University Place, WA grew to to $319,900 from the previous year's value of $293,700.

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

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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.

$64,883

Median Household Income

± $4,378

12.9k

Number of Households

± 723

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.9k households in University Place, WA grew to $64,883 from the previous year's value of $60,947.

The following chart displays the households in University Place, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.8%

2017 Homeownership

54.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.8% of the housing units in University Place, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in University Place, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in University Place, WA have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.27% of the workforce in University Place, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in University Place, WA was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.37%) and those who Worked At Home (4.06%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in University Place, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in University Place, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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