Klickitat County, WA

County

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Population
21,396
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Median Age
46.6

Poverty Rate
15%

Median Household Income
$54,056
5.46% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$235,900
7.62% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
8,329
1.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Klickitat County, WA had a population of 21.4k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $54,056. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Klickitat County, WA grew from 21,172 to 21,396, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $51,258 to $54,056, a 5.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Klickitat County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.48%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%), Other (Hispanic) (2.17%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%). NaNk% of the people in Klickitat County, WA speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Klickitat County, WA is $235,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.3%. Most people in Klickitat County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Klickitat County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Klickitat County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 53.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.9%), followed by Other (7.3%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Klickitat County, WA
53.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Klickitat County, WA is home to a population of 21.4k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.31% of Klickitat County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.56k people).

In 2018, there were 8.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.6k people) in Klickitat County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k White (Hispanic) and 647 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Klickitat County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.6k ± 22
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 282
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    647 ± 146
12.1%
Hispanic Population
2.58k people

In 2018, there were 8.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.6k people) in Klickitat County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k White (Hispanic) and 647 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.1% of the people in Klickitat County, WA are hispanic (2.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Klickitat County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.31%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.56k people
7.25%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.54k people

As of 2018, 7.31% of Klickitat County, WA residents (1.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Klickitat County, WA was 7.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Klickitat County, WA was 46.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Klickitat County, WA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Klickitat County, WA residents was 46.

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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

94.8%
2018 Citizenship
94.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.8% of Klickitat County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Klickitat County, WA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,050 ± 207
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    364 ± 151
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    203 ± 135

Klickitat County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Klickitat County, WA is $54,056. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Klickitat County, WA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $63,032, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $49,503 and $48,357.

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Klickitat County, WA employs 8.33k people. The largest industries in Klickitat County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,073 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (863 people), and Construction (793 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,809), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,625).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,056
2018 value
± $3,710
5.46%
1 Year Growth
± 8.09%

Households in Klickitat County, WA have a median annual income of $54,056, 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 $51,258 in 2017, which represents a 5.46% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Klickitat County, WA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,385
$53,882
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $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 in Washington
  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 in Washington.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Klickitat County, WA is from Washington.
0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Washington
0.467
2016 Wage GINI in Washington

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 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 9503
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Klickitat County, WA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $63,032, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $49,503 and $48,357.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Klickitat County, WA (3.19k out of 21.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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
    2,741 ± 406
  2. Native American
    270 ± 137
  3. Hispanic
    262 ± 156

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

8.33k
2018 Value
± 620
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Klickitat County, WA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 8.24k employees to 8.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Klickitat County, WA, are Management Occupations (1,221 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (787 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (674 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Klickitat County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Klickitat County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,221 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (787 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (674 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Klickitat County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.39 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.14 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Klickitat County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($97,321), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,463), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,726).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.33k
2018 Value
± 620
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Klickitat County, WA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 8.24k employees to 8.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Klickitat County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,073 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (863 people), and Construction (793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Klickitat County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Klickitat 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 Klickitat County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,073 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (863 people), and Construction (793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Klickitat County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.61 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.76 times), and Construction (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Klickitat County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,809), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,625).

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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. $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 ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($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 in Washington
$444B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Klickitat County, WA was $235,900 in 2018, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $219,200 to $235,900, a 7.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Klickitat County, WA is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Klickitat County, WA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Klickitat County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$235,900
2018 Median
± $17,259
$219,200
2017 Median
± $16,008

In 2018, the median property value in Klickitat County, WA grew to to $235,900 from the previous year's value of $219,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Klickitat 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 Klickitat County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$54,056
Median Household Income
± $3,710
8.54k
Number of Households
± 636

In 2018, the median household income of the 8.54k households in Klickitat County, WA grew to $54,056 from the previous year's value of $51,258.

The following chart displays the households in Klickitat 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
2018 Homeownership
67.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.3% of the housing units in Klickitat County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Klickitat County, WA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Klickitat County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    71.7%
  2. Worked At Home
    11.7%
  3. Carpooled
    9.51%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Klickitat County, WA was Drove Alone (71.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.7%) and those who Carpooled (9.51%).

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Klickitat County, WA has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Klickitat County, WA see 1502 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.805% increase from the previous year (1490 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5325 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 789 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

1,502 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Klickitat County, WA

Primary care physicians in Klickitat County, WA see an average of 1,502 patients per year. This represents a 0.805% increase from the previous year (1,490 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Klickitat County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Washington
$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

8.09%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Klickitat County, WA declined by 8.22% from 8.82% to 8.09%.

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