Mason County, WA

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Population

61,569

0.834% growth

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$53,087

2.56% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

23,051

2.55% growth

Median Property Value

$206,700

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Mason County, WA had a population of 61.6k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $53,087. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mason County, WA grew from 61,060 to 61,569, a 0.834% increase and its median household income grew from $51,764 to $53,087, a 2.56% increase.

The population of Mason County, WA is 81.4% White Alone, 9.25% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.16% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Mason County, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mason County, WA is $206,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Mason County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Mason County, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mason County, WA employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in Mason County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,852), Information ($54,886), and Manufacturing ($50,862).

Median household income in Mason County, WA is $53,087. Males in Mason 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 Mason County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,087

2017 value

± $2,046

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 5.65%

Households in Mason County, WA have a median annual income of $53,087, 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 $51,764 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mason 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 9612

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9610

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mason County, WA was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $73,259, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9610, with respective values of $64,610 and $64,215.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mason County, WA (9.77k out of 60.1k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    6,634 ± 649

  2. Hispanic

    2,735 ± 358

  3. Other

    1,438 ± 281

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mason County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

23.1k

2017 Value

± 1,166

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mason County, WA grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 22.5k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mason County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,973 people), Management Occupations (2,269 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,126 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mason County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mason County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,973 people), Management Occupations (2,269 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,126 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mason County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.02 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.81 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mason County, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,482), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,674), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,099).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.1k

2017 Value

± 1,166

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mason County, WA grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 22.5k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mason County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mason County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Mason 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 Mason County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mason County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.03 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.25 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mason County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,852), Information ($54,886), and Manufacturing ($50,862).

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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

89.2% of the population of Mason County, WA has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 3.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mason County, WA see 4068 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.22% increase from the previous year (3794 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2592 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

4,068 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mason County, WA see an average of 4,068 patients per year. This represents a 7.22% increase from the previous year (3,794 patients).

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

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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

10.8%

Uninsured

33.7%

Employer Coverage

21.6%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

3.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mason County, WA declined by 21.4% from 13.7% to 10.8%.

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

Mason County, WA is home to a population of 61.6k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.78% of Mason County, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.56k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mason County, WA is composed of 50.1k White Alone residents (81.4%), 5.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.25%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (4.16%), 1.52k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.47%), 935 Asian Alone residents (1.52%), 585 Black or African American Alone residents (0.95%), 159 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.258%), and 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0325%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mason County, WA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Mason County, WA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Mason County, WA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.56k people

5.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.62k people

As of 2017, 5.78% of Mason County, WA residents (3.56k 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 Mason County, WA was 5.92%, 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

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Mason County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mason County, WA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.1k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.69k ± 830

  3. Two or More Races

    2.56k ± 290

In 2017, there were 8.8 times more White Alone residents (50.1k people) in Mason County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.69k Hispanic or Latino and 2.56k 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 Mason County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,038 ± 332

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,093 ± 315

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,010 ± 236

Mason County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mason County, WA was $206,700 in 2017, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,800 to $206,700, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Mason County, WA is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mason County, WA have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mason County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,700

2017 Median

± $10,091

$201,800

2016 Median

± $8,126

In 2017, the median property value in Mason County, WA grew to to $206,700 from the previous year's value of $201,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mason 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 Mason County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.

$53,087

Median Household Income

± $2,046

23k

Number of Households

± 1,076

In 2017, the median household income of the 23k households in Mason County, WA grew to $53,087 from the previous year's value of $51,764.

The following chart displays the households in Mason 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mason County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mason County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Mason County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mason County, WA have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Mason County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mason County, WA was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.34%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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