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-2.47% decline
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The economy of Vashon, WA employs 5,336 people. The economy of Vashon, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Information, which employ respectively 3.44; 2.09; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Vashon, WA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (780), Healthcare & Social Assistance (658), and Educational Services (632), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($135,917), Finance & Insurance ($105,603), and Utilities ($90,375).

Median household income in Vashon, WA is $71,820. Males in Vashon, WA have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,886. The income inequality of Vashon, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Vashon, WA. In King County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,678. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Vashon, WA is home to a population of 10,189 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Vashon, WA is composed of 9,360 White residents (91.9%), 366 Asian residents (3.59%), 219 Hispanic residents (2.15%), 136 Two+ residents (1.33%), and 55 Black residents (0.54%). The most common foreign languages in Vashon, WA are Spanish (281 speakers), Vietnamese (255 speakers), and German (93 speakers), but compared to other places, Vashon, WA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (45 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (76 speakers), and Laotian (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA awarded 1,960 degrees. The student population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is skewed towards females, with 533 male students and 1,427 female students. Most students in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are White (771 and 39.3%), followed by Unknown (235 and 12%), Asian (230 and 11.7%), and Black or African American (198 and 10.1%). The largest universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA by number of graduates are Highline Community College (1,671 and 85.3%), Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way (153 and 7.81%), and Cortiva Institute-Seattle (136 and 6.94%). The most popular majors in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (660 and 33.7%), General Business (112 and 5.71%), and Registered Nursing (65 and 3.32%). The median tuition costs in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,056 and $3,056 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Vashon, WA is $389,200, which is 2 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $395,500 to $389,200, a -1.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Vashon, WA is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vashon, WA have an average commute time of 39.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vashon, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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