Tukwila, WA

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Population

20,025

0.74% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$51,318

5.83% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

10,356

4.73% growth

Median Property Value

$260,200

4.67% growth

About

In 2017, Tukwila, WA had a population of 20k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $51,318. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tukwila, WA grew from 19,878 to 20,025, a 0.74% increase and its median household income grew from $48,490 to $51,318, a 5.83% increase.

The population of Tukwila, WA is 32.9% White Alone, 23.7% Asian Alone, and 17.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tukwila, WA speak a non-English language, and 78.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tukwila, WA are Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle (163 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Phoenix-Washington (78 degrees), and Sanford-Brown College-Seattle (76 degrees).

The median property value in Tukwila, WA is $260,200, and the homeownership rate is 38.3%. Most people in Tukwila, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tukwila, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Tukwila, WA employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Tukwila, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,169 people), and Retail Trade (1,145 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,250), Utilities ($46,667), and Finance & Insurance ($45,926).

Median household income in Tukwila, WA is $51,318. Males in Tukwila, 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 Tukwila, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,318

2017 value

± $5,417

5.83%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Tukwila, WA have a median annual income of $51,318, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,490 in 2016, which represents a 5.83% 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 Washington 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 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tukwila, 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 263

  2. Census Tract 272

  3. Census Tract 282

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tukwila, WA was Census Tract 263 with a value of $59,297, followed by Census Tract 272 and Census Tract 282, with respective values of $57,951 and $44,632.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tukwila, WA (4.22k out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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

    1,363 ± 297

  2. Black

    1,084 ± 278

  3. Asian

    1,076 ± 219

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

10.4k

2017 Value

± 733

4.73%

1 Year growth

± 9.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tukwila, WA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 9.89k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tukwila, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,491 people), Production Occupations (908 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (883 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tukwila, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tukwila, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,491 people), Production Occupations (908 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (883 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tukwila, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.96 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tukwila, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($145,143), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($92,857), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 733

4.73%

1 Year growth

± 9.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tukwila, WA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 9.89k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tukwila, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,169 people), and Retail Trade (1,145 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Tukwila, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,169 people), and Retail Trade (1,145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tukwila, WA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.65 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tukwila, WA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,250), Utilities ($46,667), and Finance & Insurance ($45,926).

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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

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$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

87.2% of the population of Tukwila, WA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 34.4% on Medicaid, 6.31% on Medicare, 6.95% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tukwila, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 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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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

12.8%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

34.4%

Medicaid

6.31%

Medicare

6.95%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tukwila, WA declined by 13.8% from 14.8% to 12.8%.

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

Tukwila, WA is home to a population of 20k people, from which 78.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 40.5% of Tukwila, WA residents were born outside of the country (8.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tukwila, WA is composed of 6.58k White Alone residents (32.9%), 4.75k Asian Alone residents (23.7%), 3.42k Black or African American Alone residents (17.1%), 3.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (15%), 1.63k Two or More Races residents (8.15%), 416 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.08%), 116 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.579%), and 103 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.514%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tukwila, WA was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Tukwila, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tukwila, WA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.1k people

41.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.23k people

As of 2017, 40.5% of Tukwila, WA residents (8.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tukwila, WA was 41.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

78.9%

2017 Citizenship

77.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.9% of Tukwila, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tukwila, WA was 77.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.58k ± 631

  2. Asian Alone

    4.75k ± 673

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.42k ± 643

In 2017, there were 1.39 times more White Alone residents (6.58k people) in Tukwila, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.75k Asian Alone and 3.42k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tukwila, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    391 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    165 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    131 ± 85

Tukwila, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tukwila, WA awarded 317 degrees. The student population of Tukwila, WA is skewed towards men, with 111 male students and 63 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tukwila, WA are White (132 and 41.6%), followed by Unknown (73 and 23%), Black or African American (45 and 14.2%), and Asian (24 and 7.57%).

The largest universities in Tukwila, WA by number of degrees awarded are Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle (163 and 51.4%), University of Phoenix-Washington (78 and 24.6%), and Sanford-Brown College-Seattle (76 and 24%).

The most popular majors in Tukwila, WA are Culinary Arts & Chef Training (136 and 42.9%), General Business Administration & Management (40 and 12.6%), and Baking & Pastry Arts (27 and 8.52%).

The median tuition costs in Tukwila, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tukwila, WA was General Business Administration & Management with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tukwila, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Tukwila, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle with 163 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

163

Degrees Awarded to Men

154

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tukwila, WA, which is 1.06 times more than the 154 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    132 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    45 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tukwila, WA were to White students. These 132 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 73 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tukwila, WA was $260,200 in 2017, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $248,600 to $260,200, a 4.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Tukwila, WA is 38.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tukwila, WA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tukwila, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$260,200

2017 Median

± $16,757

$248,600

2016 Median

± $12,366

In 2017, the median property value in Tukwila, WA grew to to $260,200 from the previous year's value of $248,600.

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

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Household Income

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$51,318

Median Household Income

± $5,417

7.12k

Number of Households

± 580

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.12k households in Tukwila, WA grew to $51,318 from the previous year's value of $48,490.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tukwila, WA 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

38.3%

2017 Homeownership

37.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.3% of the housing units in Tukwila, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tukwila, WA have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Tukwila, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.7%

  2. Carpooled

    15.8%

  3. Public Transit

    12.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tukwila, WA was Drove Alone (62.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.8%) and those who Public Transit (12.3%).

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 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, followed by 1 car.

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