Clark County, WA

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2022 Population
504,091
1.53% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.258% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.87%
2.46% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$90,115
8.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$453,200
18.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
242,552
2.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clark County, WA had a population of 504k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $90,115. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clark County, WA grew from 496,494 to 504,091, a 1.53% increase and its median household income grew from $82,719 to $90,115, a 8.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.61%), White (Hispanic) (4.09%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.5%).

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.

95.3% of the residents in Clark County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, WA are Clark College (1,596 degrees awarded in 2022), Charter College (1,305 degrees), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (443 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clark County, WA was $453,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in Clark County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clark County, WA is home to a population of 504k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.7% of Clark County, WA residents were born outside of the country (54.1k people).

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (380k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 23.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Clark County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, WA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    380k ± 1.14k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 1.72k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    23.3k ± 833
10.7%
Hispanic Population
54.2k people

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (380k people) in Clark County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 23.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Clark County, WA are hispanic (54.2k 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
    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

10.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
54.1k people
10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
53.6k people

As of 2022, 10.7% of Clark County, WA residents (54.1k 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 Clark County, WA was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,636 ± 598
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,416 ± 691
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,400 ± 564

Clark County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clark County, WA employs 243k people. The largest industries in Clark County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,002 people), Retail Trade (27,478 people), and Manufacturing (27,303 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($132,782), Utilities ($103,690), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,026).

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

243k
2022 Value
± 3,873
2.37%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, WA grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 237k employees to 243k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, WA, are Management Occupations (27,220 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,883 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,836 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

243k
2022 Value
± 3,873
2.37%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, WA grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 237k employees to 243k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,002 people), Retail Trade (27,478 people), and Manufacturing (27,303 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

$61,387
Median earning men ± $1,402
$41,377
Median earning women ± $733

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($89,449), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,325), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,442).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,957), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,841), and Manufacturing ($53,168).

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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. 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

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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Clark County, WA awarded 3,423 degrees. The student population of Clark County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,245 male students and 5,711 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, WA are White (1,782 and 52.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (534 and 15.8%), Unknown (383 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (245 and 7.24%).

The largest universities in Clark County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Clark College (1,596 and 46.6%), Charter College (1,305 and 38.1%), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (443 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (842 and 24.6%), Medical Assistant (573 and 16.7%), and Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (188 and 5.49%).

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

Measure

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 2022 was 8,956 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,956 students enrolled in Clark County, WA, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,182 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 842 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clark County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 842 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. 1,596 degrees awarded
  2. 1,305 degrees awarded
  3. 443 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark College with 1,596 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, WA, which is 0.554 times less than the 2,202 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 1,782 degrees mean that there were 3.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 534 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 ($16,784) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($326) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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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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 Clark County, WA was $453,200 in 2022, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $381,700 to $453,200, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, WA is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clark County, WA have an average commute time of 25.8 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 $90,115. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clark County, WA was Census Tract 406.09 with a value of $179,034, followed by Census Tract 406.10 and Census Tract 409.07, with respective values of $170,395 and $157,541.

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

$453,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,876
$126,024
Median Property Taxes
±$2,215

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.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.7% of the housing units in Clark County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, WA was Census Tract 406.09 with a value of $179,034, followed by Census Tract 406.10 and Census Tract 409.07, with respective values of $170,395 and $157,541.

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

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$90,115
Median Household Income
± $1,650
189k
Number of Households
± 3,318

In 2022, the median household income of the 189k households in Clark County, WA grew to $90,115 from the previous year's value of $82,719.

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.
0.47
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 (72.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.09%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in Clark County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.09%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, WA have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% 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

8.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, WA (44.3k out of 500k 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 Females 18 - 24 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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Health

93.6% of the population of Clark County, WA has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.45% 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, 49.5% were men and 50.5% 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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% 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

6.38%
Uninsured
51.6%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, WA declined by 1.13% from 6.46% to 6.38%.

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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 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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