Clark County, WA

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2021 Population
496,494
3.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38.7
0.259% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
9.09%
0.421% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$82,719
7.17% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$381,700
7.52% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
236,933
2.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Clark County, WA had a population of 496k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $82,719. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Clark County, WA grew from 481,950 to 496,494, a 3.02% increase and its median household income grew from $77,184 to $82,719, a 7.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.65%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.6%).

None of the households in Clark County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Clark County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, WA are Clark College (1,904 degrees awarded in 2021), Charter College (1,353 degrees), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (409 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Clark County, WA was $381,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Clark County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Clark County, WA is home to a population of 496k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 10.8% of Clark County, WA residents were born outside of the country (53.6k people).

In 2021, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (379k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 25k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2021 Citizenship
95.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.6% of Clark County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, WA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    379k ± 1.12k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    26.8k ± 1.53k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    25k ± 1.74k
10.4%
Hispanic Population
51.6k people

In 2021, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (379k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 25k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Clark County, WA are hispanic (51.6k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    242,407 ± 11,894 people
  2. India
    95,173 ± 7,527 people
  3. China
    81,169 ± 6,957 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 242,407 Washington residents, followed by India with 95,173 and China with 81,169.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
53.6k people
10.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
51.3k people

As of 2021, 10.8% of Clark County, WA residents (53.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clark County, WA was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,704 ± 631
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,534 ± 618
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,410 ± 642

Clark County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Clark County, WA employs 237k people. The largest industries in Clark County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,838 people), Manufacturing (26,177 people), and Retail Trade (25,964 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,125), Utilities ($95,063), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,083).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,962. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

237k
2021 Value
± 3,735
2.47%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Clark County, WA grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 231k employees to 237k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, WA, are Management Occupations (26,507 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,599 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,636 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

237k
2021 Value
± 3,735
2.47%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Clark County, WA grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 231k employees to 237k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,838 people), Manufacturing (26,177 people), and Retail Trade (25,964 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Clark County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,655
Median earning men ± $1,118
$37,545
Median earning women ± $779

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($80,923), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,303), and Wholesale Trade ($64,312).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($55,420), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,051), and Manufacturing ($48,582).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Washington. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,889
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,666
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,492
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.52M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.05M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.35M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $42.2B
  2. $36.4B
  3. $33.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $42.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($36.4B) and Electronics ($33.3B).

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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$416B
2020 Value in Washington
$982B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
136% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $416B. This is expected to increase 136% to $982B by 2050.

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. $34.7B
  2. $26.5B
  3. $12.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.7B, followed by California with $26.5B and Texas and $12.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clark County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.93%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

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

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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In 2021, universities in Clark County, WA awarded 3,770 degrees. The student population of Clark County, WA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 3,400 male students and 6,007 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, WA are White (1,974 and 52.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (554 and 14.7%), Unknown (420 and 11.2%), and Two or More Races (329 and 8.76%).

The largest universities in Clark County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Clark College (1,904 and 50.5%), Charter College (1,353 and 35.9%), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (409 and 10.8%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,008 and 26.7%), Medical Assistant (649 and 17.2%), and Other Air Transportation (191 and 5.07%).

The median tuition cost in Clark County, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,203 for in-state students and $9,807 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2018 in Clark County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 94%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 9,407 (36.1% men and 63.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 9,407 students enrolled in Clark County, WA, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,565 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,008 degree-majors awarded
  2. 164 degree-majors awarded
  3. 110 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clark County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,008 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,904 degrees awarded
  2. 1,353 degrees awarded
  3. 409 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark College with 1,904 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 1,197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, WA, which is 0.465 times less than the 2,573 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,974 degrees mean that there were 3.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 554 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($326) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($870) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.864% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.881% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (1.41M), High School or Equivalent (1.38M), and Bachelors Degree (1.29M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Clark County, WA was $381,700 in 2021, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $355,000 to $381,700, a 7.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, WA is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Clark County, WA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clark County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clark County, WA is $82,719. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clark County, WA was Census Tract 406.09 with a value of $160,370, followed by Census Tract 406.10 and Census Tract 409.07, with respective values of $152,121 and $145,041.

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clark County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.12%.

Property

$381,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,273
$122,549
Median Property Taxes
±$2,341

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clark County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clark County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2021
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 66.5% of the housing units in Clark County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 406.09
  2. Census Tract 406.10
  3. Census Tract 409.07

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, WA was Census Tract 406.09 with a value of $160,370, followed by Census Tract 406.10 and Census Tract 409.07, with respective values of $152,121 and $145,041.

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

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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.
$82,719
Median Household Income
± $1,280
184k
Number of Households
± 3,126

In 2021, the median household income of the 184k households in Clark County, WA grew to $82,719 from the previous year's value of $77,184.

The following chart displays the households in Clark 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clark County, WA is from Washington.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2021, the income inequality in Washington was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.41%)

In 2021, 74.2% of workers in Clark County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.41%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, WA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Clark County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clark County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, WA (44.7k out of 492k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Clark County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 220 in Clark County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.3 per 100,000 population.

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93.5% of the population of Clark County, WA has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see 1327 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1369 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1404 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 258 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, WA

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see an average of 1,327 patients per year. This represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1,369 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.46%
Uninsured
51.6%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, WA grew by 5.5% from 6.12% to 6.46%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.1 in Clark County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.1% in Clark County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.27% in Clark County, WA.

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