Klickitat County, WA

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2022 Population
22,798
1.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47
1.73% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.8%
6.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,581
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$352,500
12.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Klickitat County, WA had a population of 22.8k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $66,581. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Klickitat County, WA grew from 22,478 to 22,798, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $59,583 to $66,581, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Klickitat County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.62%), Other (Hispanic) (3.11%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.04%).

None of the households in Klickitat 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.

94.2% of the residents in Klickitat County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Klickitat County, WA was $352,500, and the homeownership rate was 75%.

Most people in Klickitat County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Klickitat County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Klickitat County, WA is home to a population of 22.8k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.1% of Klickitat County, WA residents were born outside of the country (2.3k people).

In 2022, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Klickitat County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k White (Hispanic) and 1.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.2% of Klickitat County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Klickitat County, WA was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Klickitat County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 201
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 343
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 230
12.6%
Hispanic Population
2.88k people

In 2022, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Klickitat County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k White (Hispanic) and 1.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.6% of the people in Klickitat County, WA are hispanic (2.88k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.3k people
9.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 10.1% of Klickitat County, WA residents (2.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Klickitat County, WA was 9.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    936 ± 209
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    524 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    192 ± 94

Klickitat County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Klickitat County, WA employs 9.55k people. The largest industries in Klickitat County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,254 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,012 people), and Retail Trade (977 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($98,152), Utilities ($96,707), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,833).

Occupations

9.55k
2022 Value
± 733
5.05%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Klickitat County, WA grew at a rate of 5.05%, from 9.09k employees to 9.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Klickitat County, WA, are Management Occupations (1,288 people), Sales & Related Occupations (756 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Klickitat County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.55k
2022 Value
± 733
5.05%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Klickitat County, WA grew at a rate of 5.05%, from 9.09k employees to 9.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Klickitat County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,254 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,012 people), and Retail Trade (977 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,389
Median earning men ± $3,491
$35,383
Median earning women ± $6,617

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($104,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,171), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,573).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($85,313), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,625), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,561).

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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. 136
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 133
    Manufacturing
  3. 95
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Klickitat County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 53.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Klickitat County, WA was $352,500 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $312,100 to $352,500, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Klickitat County, WA is 75%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Klickitat County, WA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Klickitat County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$352,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,399
$7,213
Median Property Taxes
±$622

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 Klickitat County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75% of the housing units in Klickitat County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9502
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$66,581
Median Household Income
± $4,686
9.62k
Number of Households
± 738

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.62k households in Klickitat County, WA grew to $66,581 from the previous year's value of $59,583.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Klickitat County, 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 (66.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.4%)
  3. Walked (6.61%)

In 2022, 66.1% of workers in Klickitat County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.4%) and those who walked to work (6.61%).

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

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Klickitat County, WA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Klickitat 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Klickitat County, WA (3.13k out of 22.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

92.6% of the population of Klickitat County, WA has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Klickitat County, WA see 1725 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1701 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3783 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 528 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Klickitat County, WA

Primary care physicians in Klickitat County, WA see an average of 1,725 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1,701 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.42%
Uninsured
35%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
2.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Klickitat County, WA grew by 6.36% from 6.98% to 7.42%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.5 in Klickitat 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 33.3% in Klickitat County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Klickitat County, WA.

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