Island County, WA

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Population

80,323

0.262% growth

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$61,516

2.08% growth

Poverty Rate

9.53%


Number of Employees

32,230

0.697% growth

Median Property Value

$311,400

5.27% growth

About

In 2017, Island County, WA had a population of 80.3k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $61,516. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Island County, WA grew from 80,113 to 80,323, a 0.262% increase and its median household income grew from $60,261 to $61,516, a 2.08% increase.

The population of Island County, WA is 80.1% White Alone, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.51% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Island County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Island County, WA is $311,400, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Island County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Island County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Island County, WA employs 32.2k people. The largest industries in Island County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,278 people), Manufacturing (3,899 people), and Retail Trade (3,480 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,819), and Utilities ($51,625).

Median household income in Island County, WA is $61,516. Males in Island 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 Island County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,516

2017 value

± $1,663

2.08%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

Households in Island County, WA have a median annual income of $61,516, 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 $60,261 in 2016, which represents a 2.08% 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.

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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Island 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.

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 9714

  2. Census Tract 9716

  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Island County, WA was Census Tract 9714 with a value of $82,969, followed by Census Tract 9716 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $81,786 and $76,373.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Island County, 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

9.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Island County, WA (7.41k out of 77.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    6,314 ± 510

  2. Hispanic

    905 ± 246

  3. Two Or More

    395 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Island County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,145

0.697%

1 Year growth

± 5.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Island County, WA grew at a rate of 0.697%, from 32k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Island County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,066 people), Management Occupations (3,243 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,023 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Island County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Island County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,066 people), Management Occupations (3,243 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,023 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Island County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.3 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Island County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,434), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,982), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,145

0.697%

1 Year growth

± 5.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Island County, WA grew at a rate of 0.697%, from 32k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Island County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,278 people), Manufacturing (3,899 people), and Retail Trade (3,480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Island County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Island 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 Island County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,278 people), Manufacturing (3,899 people), and Retail Trade (3,480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Island County, WA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.98 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.24 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Island County, WA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,819), and Utilities ($51,625).

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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

93.5% of the population of Island County, WA has health coverage, with 31.2% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 22.3% on non-group plans, and 14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Island County, WA see 2519 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.66% decrease from the previous year (2642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1401 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 366 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

2,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Island County, WA see an average of 2,519 patients per year. This represents a 4.66% decrease from the previous year (2,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Island County, WA 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%).

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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

6.47%

Uninsured

31.2%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

22.3%

Non-Group

14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Island County, WA declined by 12.9% from 7.43% to 6.47%.

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

Island County, WA is home to a population of 80.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.12% of Island County, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.72k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Island County, WA is composed of 64.3k White Alone residents (80.1%), 5.73k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.14%), 3.62k Asian Alone residents (4.51%), 2.81k Two or More Races residents (3.5%), 2.51k Black or African American Alone residents (3.12%), 867 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.08%), 278 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.346%), and 169 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.21%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Island County, WA was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Island County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Island County, WA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.72k people

7.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.8k people

As of 2017, 7.12% of Island County, WA residents (5.72k 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 Island County, WA was 7.24%, 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

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Island County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Island County, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    64.3k ± 125

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.73k ± 572

  3. Asian Alone

    3.62k ± 355

In 2017, there were 11.2 times more White Alone residents (64.3k people) in Island County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.73k Hispanic or Latino and 3.62k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,238 ± 490

  2. Vietnam

    3,600 ± 312

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,715 ± 245

Island County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Island County, WA was $311,400 in 2017, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $295,800 to $311,400, a 5.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Island County, WA is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Island County, WA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Island County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$311,400

2017 Median

± $8,904

$295,800

2016 Median

± $5,188

In 2017, the median property value in Island County, WA grew to to $311,400 from the previous year's value of $295,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Island 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 Island County, 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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$61,516

Median Household Income

± $1,663

34k

Number of Households

± 1,072

In 2017, the median household income of the 34k households in Island County, WA grew to $61,516 from the previous year's value of $60,261.

The following chart displays the households in Island 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

67.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Island County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Island County, WA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.21% of the workforce in Island County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Island County, WA was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (7.09%).

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

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