Kitsap County, WA

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Population

269,805

1.27% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$76,945

5.37% growth

Poverty Rate

9.88%


Number of Employees

121,117

3.2% growth

Median Property Value

$363,400

11.4% growth

About

In 2018, Kitsap County, WA had a population of 270k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $76,945. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kitsap County, WA grew from 266,414 to 269,805, a 1.27% increase and its median household income grew from $73,026 to $76,945, a 5.37% increase.

The population of Kitsap County, WA is 76.2% White Alone, 7.98% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.75% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Kitsap County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kitsap County, WA are Olympic College (2,415 degrees awarded in 2017) and Northwest College of Art & Design (27 degrees).

The median property value in Kitsap County, WA is $363,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Kitsap County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kitsap County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kitsap County, WA employs 121k people. The largest industries in Kitsap County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,790 people), Manufacturing (14,162 people), and Retail Trade (14,039 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,476), and Public Administration ($70,930).

Median household income in Kitsap County, WA is $76,945. Males in Kitsap County, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,794. The income inequality in Kitsap County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,945

2018 value

± $2,750

5.37%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Kitsap County, WA have a median annual income of $76,945, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,026 in 2017, which represents a 5.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$79,555

Average Male Salary

± $1,504

$58,794

Average Female Salary

± $1,224

In 2018, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 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

    $76,629 ± $3,310

  2. White

    $62,679 ± $1,044

  3. Two or More Races

    $50,209 ± $3,211

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 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 Kitsap County, WA is from Washington.

0.469

2018 Wage GINI

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Washington was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.658% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 910

  2. Census Tract 908

  3. Census Tract 907

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kitsap County, WA was Census Tract 910 with a value of $124,634, followed by Census Tract 908 and Census Tract 907, with respective values of $118,169 and $115,887.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kitsap 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

9.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kitsap County, WA (24.9k out of 252k 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 Males 25 - 34.

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

    18,614 ± 937

  2. Two Or More

    2,326 ± 340

  3. Hispanic

    2,106 ± 350

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

121k

2018 Value

± 5,420

3.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kitsap County, WA grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 117k employees to 121k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kitsap County, WA, are Management Occupations (13,830 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,268 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,912 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kitsap County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kitsap County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (13,830 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,268 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kitsap County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kitsap County, WA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,055), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,904), and Management Occupations ($82,605).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

121k

2018 Value

± 5,420

3.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kitsap County, WA grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 117k employees to 121k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kitsap County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,790 people), Manufacturing (14,162 people), and Retail Trade (14,039 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kitsap County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Kitsap 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 Kitsap County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,790 people), Manufacturing (14,162 people), and Retail Trade (14,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kitsap County, WA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.27 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.73 times), and Manufacturing (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kitsap County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($99,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,476), and Public Administration ($70,930).

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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

96.2% of the population of Kitsap County, WA has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 7.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kitsap County, WA see 1567 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.57% increase from the previous year (1513 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1344 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 375 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

1,567 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kitsap County, WA see an average of 1,567 patients per year. This represents a 3.57% increase from the previous year (1,513 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

3.76%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

7.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kitsap County, WA declined by 39.4% from 6.2% to 3.76%.

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

Kitsap County, WA is home to a population of 270k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.29% of Kitsap County, WA residents were born outside of the country (16.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kitsap County, WA is composed of 205k White Alone residents (76.2%), 21.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.98%), 18.2k Two or More Races residents (6.75%), 13.2k Asian Alone residents (4.9%), 6.45k Black or African American Alone residents (2.39%), 2.7k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1%), 2.09k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.775%), and 152 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0563%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kitsap County, WA was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Kitsap County, WA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kitsap County, WA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.8k people

6.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.1k people

As of 2017, 6.29% of Kitsap County, WA residents (16.8k 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 Kitsap County, WA was 6.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    256,836 ± 12,228 people

  2. India

    89,091 ± 7,285 people

  3. China

    79,210 ± 6,873 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 256,836 Washington residents, followed by India with 89,091 and China with 79,210.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2018 Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Kitsap County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kitsap County, WA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    205k ± 309

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21.5k ± 3.03k

  3. Two or More Races

    18.2k ± 1.76k

In 2018, there were 9.55 times more White Alone residents (205k people) in Kitsap County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.5k Hispanic or Latino and 18.2k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    10,577 ± 1,561

  2. Vietnam

    9,821 ± 1,124

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,419 ± 1,207

Kitsap County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kitsap County, WA awarded 2,442 degrees. The student population of Kitsap County, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,990 male students and 3,571 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kitsap County, WA are White (1,693 and 70.2%), followed by Two or More Races (196 and 8.13%), Hispanic or Latino (144 and 5.97%), and Asian (124 and 5.14%).

The largest universities in Kitsap County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Olympic College (2,415 and 98.9%) and Northwest College of Art & Design (27 and 1.11%).

The most popular majors in Kitsap County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (676 and 27.7%), Industrial Technology (559 and 22.9%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (247 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Kitsap County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,468 and $3,922 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 676 degrees awarded

  2. 281 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kitsap County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 676 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,415 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

$3,468

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kitsap County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olympic College with 2,415 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,264

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,178

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,264 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kitsap County, WA, which is 1.07 times more than the 1,178 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kitsap County, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,693 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    196 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    144 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kitsap County, WA were to White students. These 1,693 degrees mean that there were 8.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 196 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kitsap County, WA was $363,400 in 2018, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $326,200 to $363,400, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Kitsap County, WA is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kitsap County, WA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kitsap County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$363,400

2018 Median

± $8,470

$326,200

2017 Median

± $8,706

In 2018, the median property value in Kitsap County, WA grew to to $363,400 from the previous year's value of $326,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kitsap 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 Kitsap 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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$76,945

Median Household Income

± $2,750

105k

Number of Households

± 4,644

In 2018, the median household income of the 105k households in Kitsap County, WA grew to $76,945 from the previous year's value of $73,026.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2018 Homeownership

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.9% of the housing units in Kitsap County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kitsap County, WA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.04% of the workforce in Kitsap County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.2%

  3. Public Transit

    7.5%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Kitsap County, WA was Drove Alone (70.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.2%) and those who Public Transit (7.5%).

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

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