Kennewick-Richland, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
304,252
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.3
0.292% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
4.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,146
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$330,200
20.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
137,919
2.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kennewick-Richland, WA had a population of 304k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $82,146. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kennewick-Richland, WA grew from 299,864 to 304,252, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $75,505 to $82,146, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kennewick-Richland, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.3%), Other (Hispanic) (12.2%), White (Hispanic) (11.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.41%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%).

None of the households in Kennewick-Richland, 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.

90.6% of the residents in Kennewick-Richland, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kennewick-Richland, WA are Columbia Basin College (1,599 degrees awarded in 2022), Paul Mitchell the School-Richland (176 degrees), and Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (66 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kennewick-Richland, WA was $330,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Kennewick-Richland, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennewick-Richland, WA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Ed Hendler Memorial Bridge, Columbia River, WA

Population & Diversity

Kennewick-Richland, WA is home to a population of 304k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.9% of Kennewick-Richland, WA residents were born outside of the country (45.4k people).

In 2022, there were 4.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Kennewick-Richland, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.2k Other (Hispanic) and 34.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2022 Citizenship
90.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.6% of Kennewick-Richland, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kennewick-Richland, WA was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kennewick-Richland, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    177k ± 632
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    37.2k ± 3k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    34.7k ± 2.65k
33.2%
Hispanic Population
101k people

In 2022, there were 4.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Kennewick-Richland, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.2k Other (Hispanic) and 34.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.2% of the people in Kennewick-Richland, WA are hispanic (101k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kennewick-Richland, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45.4k people
14.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43.7k people

As of 2022, 14.9% of Kennewick-Richland, WA residents (45.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennewick-Richland, WA was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,256 ± 488
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,170 ± 697
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,593 ± 346

Kennewick-Richland, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kennewick-Richland, WA employs 138k people. The largest industries in Kennewick-Richland, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,554 people), Retail Trade (14,490 people), and Construction (12,423 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($114,049), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,994), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,062).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

138k
2022 Value
± 3,180
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennewick-Richland, WA grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 134k employees to 138k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennewick-Richland, WA, are Management Occupations (14,161 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,765 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,700 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennewick-Richland, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

138k
2022 Value
± 3,180
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennewick-Richland, WA grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 134k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennewick-Richland, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,554 people), Retail Trade (14,490 people), and Construction (12,423 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennewick-Richland, WA, though some of these residents may live in Kennewick-Richland, 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

$56,348
Median earning men ± $1,399
$36,835
Median earning women ± $1,207

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,937), Public Administration ($85,669), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,288).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($59,254), Public Administration ($55,456), and Information ($55,357).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

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. 2,466
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,274
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,235
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Kennewick-Richland, WA awarded 1,852 degrees. The student population of Kennewick-Richland, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,850 male students and 3,646 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kennewick-Richland, WA are Hispanic or Latino (798 and 43.2%), followed by White (776 and 42%), Two or More Races (117 and 6.33%), and Unknown (76 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in Kennewick-Richland, WA by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Basin College (1,599 and 86.3%), Paul Mitchell the School-Richland (176 and 9.5%), and Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (66 and 3.56%).

The most popular majors in Kennewick-Richland, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (879 and 47.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (124 and 6.7%), and General Cosmetology (117 and 6.32%).

The median tuition cost in Kennewick-Richland, WA for a public four year colleges is $5,319 for in-state students and $7,098 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,496 students enrolled in Kennewick-Richland, WA, 43.9% men and 56.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,867 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 879 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kennewick-Richland, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 879 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,599 degrees awarded
  2. 176 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Basin College with 1,599 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kennewick-Richland, WA, which is 0.48 times less than the 1,251 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 798 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 776 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($11,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) 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 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennewick-Richland, WA was $330,200 in 2022, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $274,200 to $330,200, a 20.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennewick-Richland, WA is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kennewick-Richland, WA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kennewick-Richland, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kennewick-Richland, WA is $82,146. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kennewick-Richland, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

Property

$330,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,506
$71,208
Median Property Taxes
±$1,963

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 Kennewick-Richland, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Kennewick-Richland, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennewick-Richland, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kennewick-Richland, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$82,146
Median Household Income
± $1,701
104k
Number of Households
± 2,622

In 2022, the median household income of the 104k households in Kennewick-Richland, WA grew to $82,146 from the previous year's value of $75,505.

The following chart displays the households in Kennewick-Richland, 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 Kennewick-Richland, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.78%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Kennewick-Richland, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (8.78%).

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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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennewick-Richland, WA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Kennewick-Richland, 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 Kennewick-Richland, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kennewick-Richland, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennewick-Richland, WA (34.3k out of 300k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennewick-Richland, WA is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

90.2% of the population of Kennewick-Richland, WA has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.7% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.76%
Uninsured
45.7%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennewick-Richland, WA grew by 1.16% from 9.64% to 9.76%.

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