Jefferson County, WA

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2022 Population
33,006
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
59.4
0.169% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.8%
2.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,796
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$449,300
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,586
0.538% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, WA had a population of 33k people with a median age of 59.4 and a median household income of $64,796. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, WA grew from 32,590 to 33,006, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $59,968 to $64,796, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.38%), White (Hispanic) (2.03%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.47%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Jefferson 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.

98.2% of the residents in Jefferson County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, WA are Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (33 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, WA was $449,300, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in Jefferson County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, WA is home to a population of 33k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.54% of Jefferson County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.5k people).

In 2022, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Jefferson County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 671 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Jefferson County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, WA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 377
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 192
  3. White (Hispanic)
    671 ± 230
4.11%
Hispanic Population
1.36k people

In 2022, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Jefferson County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 671 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.11% of the people in Jefferson County, WA are hispanic (1.36k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, 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

4.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.5k people
4.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people

As of 2022, 4.54% of Jefferson County, WA residents (1.5k 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 Jefferson County, WA was 4.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,843 ± 266
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    507 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    315 ± 156

Jefferson County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, WA employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,820 people), Retail Trade (1,558 people), and Construction (1,004 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($85,039), Information ($71,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,929).

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

11.6k
2022 Value
± 782
0.538%
1 Year growth
± 9.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, WA grew at a rate of 0.538%, from 11.5k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, WA, are Management Occupations (1,378 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,181 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,092 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.6k
2022 Value
± 782
0.538%
1 Year growth
± 9.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, WA grew at a rate of 0.538%, from 11.5k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,820 people), Retail Trade (1,558 people), and Construction (1,004 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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

$50,119
Median earning men ± $6,887
$35,438
Median earning women ± $3,158

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,314), Information ($85,714), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,337).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,742), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,859), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,938).

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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. 401
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 267
    Manufacturing
  3. 214
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 69.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

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

In 2022, universities in Jefferson County, WA awarded 33 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 54 male students and 8 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, WA are White (27 and 87.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (2 and 6.45%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 3.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (33 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, WA are Marine Engineering Technology/Technician (33 and 100%) and Wooden Boatbuilding Technology/Technician (0 and 0%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 62 students enrolled in Jefferson County, WA, 87.1% men and 12.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 50 records, of which 16% were women and 84% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County, WA was Wooden Boatbuilding Technology/Technician with 0 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building with 33 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 23 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, WA, which is 2.3 times more than the 10 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 13.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 2 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 ($16,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Jefferson County, WA was $449,300 in 2022, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $389,700 to $449,300, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, WA is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, WA have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, WA is $64,796. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, WA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $75,972, followed by Census Tract 9506.02 and Census Tract 9502.02, with respective values of $62,576 and $61,765.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.77%.

Property

$449,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,223
$12,747
Median Property Taxes
±$776

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

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.4% of the housing units in Jefferson County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9506.02
  3. Census Tract 9502.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, WA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $75,972, followed by Census Tract 9506.02 and Census Tract 9502.02, with respective values of $62,576 and $61,765.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson 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.
$64,796
Median Household Income
± $4,917
15.9k
Number of Households
± 874

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Jefferson County, WA grew to $64,796 from the previous year's value of $59,968.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 (66.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.7%)

In 2022, 66.3% of workers in Jefferson County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.7%).

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, WA have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.98% of the workforce in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.77%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, WA (4.47k out of 32.4k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, WA is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 212 in Jefferson County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Jefferson County, WA has health coverage, with 26.4% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 29.4% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 2.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WA see 1151 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.79% increase from the previous year (1058 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 232 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,151 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, WA

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WA see an average of 1,151 patients per year. This represents a 8.79% increase from the previous year (1,058 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson 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 12.3% under 18 years, 11.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 39% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.84%
Uninsured
26.4%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
29.4%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, WA declined by 11.7% from 5.49% to 4.84%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Jefferson County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 27.4% in Jefferson County, WA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.57% in Jefferson County, WA.

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