Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
143,569
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34
1.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
5.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,566
4.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$301,500
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,714
0.366% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA had a population of 144k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $66,566. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA grew from 142,024 to 143,569, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $63,723 to $66,566, a 4.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), Other (Hispanic) (17.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.58%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.91%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%).

26.3% of the households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, 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.

91.1% of the residents in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are Central Washington University (2,968 degrees awarded in 2022) and Big Bend Community College (630 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was $301,500, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA is home to a population of 144k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.4% of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (17.8k people).

In 2022, there were 3.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.4k people) in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.8k Other (Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are Spanish (32,406 households), Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages (733 households), and Russian (622 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
70,857
Women
49.4%
72,477
Men
50.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 143,334 inhabitants, with 50.6% men, and 49.4% women.

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Citizenship

91.1%
2022 Citizenship
91%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.1% of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.4k ± 750
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    24.8k ± 1.93k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 1.45k
32.5%
Hispanic Population
46.7k people

In 2022, there were 3.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.4k people) in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.8k Other (Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32.5% of the people in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are hispanic (46.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,586 ± 2,723 people
  2. Ukraine
    565 ± 582 people
  3. Honduras
    493 ± 544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 13,586 Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA residents, followed by Ukraine with 565 and Honduras with 493.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.8k people
12.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.3k people

As of 2022, 12.4% of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA residents (17.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was 12.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    32,406 households (24.1%)
  2. Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages
    733 households (0.545%)
  3. Russian
    622 households (0.463%)

26.3% of the households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was Spanish. 24.1% of the households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,763 ± 364
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,484 ± 365
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,330 ± 307

Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA employs 60.7k people. The largest industries in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are Farming (8,589 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,908 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,813 people), and the highest paying industries are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($188,870), Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($158,612), and Veterinary services ($144,907).

Males in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,264. The income inequality in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,721
Women
45.1%
33,745
Men
54.9%

The workforce of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA in 2020 was 61,466 people, with 45.1% woman, and 54.9% men.

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Occupations

60.7k
2022 Value
−0.366%
1 Year decline
± −0.366%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −0.366%, from 60.9k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (6,067 people), Other managers (1,860 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,683 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.7k
2022 Value
−0.366%
1 Year decline
± −0.366%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −0.366%, from 60.9k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, are Farming (8,589 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,908 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,813 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, 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

$46,935
Median earning men ± $1,695
$33,090
Median earning women ± $2,055

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,963), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,063), and Information ($67,961).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($60,750), Public Administration ($56,843), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,238).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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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.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA awarded 3,598 degrees. The student population of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,064 male students and 5,929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are White (1,730 and 49.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (758 and 21.6%), Unknown (426 and 12.1%), and Two or More Races (250 and 7.12%).

The largest universities in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Central Washington University (2,968 and 82.5%) and Big Bend Community College (630 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (340 and 9.45%), Elementary Education & Teaching (238 and 6.61%), and General Psychology (181 and 5.03%).

The median tuition cost in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA for a public four year colleges is $5,637 for in-state students and $14,415 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,993 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,993 students enrolled in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,682 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 238 degrees awarded
  2. 181 degrees awarded
  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 238 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,968 degrees awarded
  2. 630 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Washington University with 2,968 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,517 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA, which is 0.729 times less than the 2,081 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,730 degrees mean that there were 2.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 758 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,637) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,158) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($921) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.18% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.56% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.8k), Some college (26.5k), and Primary Education (19k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was $301,500 in 2022, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $253,300 to $301,500, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA is $66,566. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$301,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,135
$33,653
Median Property Taxes
±$1,467

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

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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.
$66,566
Median Household Income
± $2,651
52.9k
Number of Households
± 1,868

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.9k households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA grew to $66,566 from the previous year's value of $63,723.

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Wage Distribution

0.44
2022 Wage GINI in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.72% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.26%)

In 2022, 73.6% of workers in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (9.26%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, 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 Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA (20.1k out of 141k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.751% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
41.5%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
0.751%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant & Kittitas Counties PUMA, WA grew by 6.45% from 9.55% to 10.2%.

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