Wahkiakum County, WA

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Population

4,105

1.33% growth

Median Age

53.3


Median Household Income

$49,508

2.89% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

1,215

2.1% decline

Median Property Value

$202,600

2.84% growth

About

In 2017, Wahkiakum County, WA had a population of 4.11k people with a median age of 53.3 and a median household income of $49,508. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wahkiakum County, WA grew from 4,051 to 4,105, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $48,116 to $49,508, a 2.89% increase.

The population of Wahkiakum County, WA is 88.5% White Alone, 5.77% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.92% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 4.17% of the people in Wahkiakum County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wahkiakum County, WA is $202,600, and the homeownership rate is 81%. Most people in Wahkiakum County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wahkiakum County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wahkiakum County, WA employs 1.22k people. The largest industries in Wahkiakum County, WA are Educational Services (157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (138 people), and Public Administration (133 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,982), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($64,107), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,750).

Median household income in Wahkiakum County, WA is $49,508. Males in Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,508

2017 value

± $7,468

2.89%

1 Year Growth

± 17.6%

Households in Wahkiakum County, WA have a median annual income of $49,508, 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 $48,116 in 2016, which represents a 2.89% 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 Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wahkiakum County, WA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $44,485, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wahkiakum County, WA (558 out of 4.03k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 12 - 14.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    496 ± 133

  2. Other

    32 ± 63

  3. Hispanic

    32 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wahkiakum County, WA is White, followed by Other 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

1.22k

2017 Value

± 195

-2.1%

1 Year decline

± 22.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wahkiakum County, WA declined at a rate of -2.1%, from 1.24k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wahkiakum County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (138 people), Management Occupations (118 people), and Transportation Occupations (113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wahkiakum County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wahkiakum County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (138 people), Management Occupations (118 people), and Transportation Occupations (113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wahkiakum County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.41 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.55 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wahkiakum County, WA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($70,000), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($68,750), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($65,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.22k

2017 Value

± 195

-2.1%

1 Year decline

± 22.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wahkiakum County, WA declined at a rate of -2.1%, from 1.24k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wahkiakum County, WA, are Educational Services (157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (138 people), and Public Administration (133 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wahkiakum County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (138 people), and Public Administration (133 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wahkiakum County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.03 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.34 times), and Utilities (2.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wahkiakum County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,982), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($64,107), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,750).

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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

91% of the population of Wahkiakum County, WA has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 26.2% on Medicare, 9.53% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wahkiakum 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 1380 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 376 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 Wahkiakum 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

9.04%

Uninsured

33.2%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

26.2%

Medicare

9.53%

Non-Group

1.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wahkiakum County, WA grew by 8.58% from 8.32% to 9.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wahkiakum 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

Wahkiakum County, WA is home to a population of 4.11k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.14% of Wahkiakum County, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wahkiakum County, WA is composed of 3.63k White Alone residents (88.5%), 237 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.77%), 79 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.92%), 76 Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 70 Asian Alone residents (1.71%), 8 Black or African American Alone residents (0.195%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0244%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wahkiakum County, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (56 speakers), German (42 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (22 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

54

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wahkiakum County, WA was 53.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wahkiakum County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wahkiakum County, WA residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.14% of Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA was 3.51%, 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 Wahkiakum County, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Wahkiakum County, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Wahkiakum County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wahkiakum County, WA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.63k ± 94

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    237 ± 88.5

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    79 ± 48

In 2017, there were 15.3 times more White Alone residents (3.63k people) in Wahkiakum County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 Hispanic or Latino and 79 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    56 speakers (1.42%)

  2. German

    42 speakers (1.07%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    22 speakers (0.559%)

4.17% of Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.42% of the overall population of Wahkiakum County, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.07% speak German and 0.559% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    174 ± 56

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    71 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    28 ± 26

Wahkiakum County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wahkiakum County, WA was $202,600 in 2017, which is 0.931 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $197,000 to $202,600, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Wahkiakum County, WA is 81%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wahkiakum County, WA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wahkiakum 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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$49,508

Median Household Income

± $7,468

1.82k

Number of Households

± 221

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.82k households in Wahkiakum County, WA grew to $49,508 from the previous year's value of $48,116.

The following chart displays the households in Wahkiakum 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

$202,600

2017 Median

± $22,567

$197,000

2016 Median

± $19,688

In 2017, the median property value in Wahkiakum County, WA grew to to $202,600 from the previous year's value of $197,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wahkiakum County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wahkiakum County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

81%

2017 Homeownership

80.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81% of the housing units in Wahkiakum County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wahkiakum 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 Wahkiakum County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wahkiakum County, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wahkiakum County, WA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.45% of the workforce in Wahkiakum County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74%

  2. Carpooled

    8.77%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.94%

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

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