Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
141,725
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.7
0.449% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
0.358% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,213
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,500
19.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,825
1.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA had a population of 142k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $66,213. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA grew from 139,701 to 141,725, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $60,101 to $66,213, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.65%), Other (Hispanic) (4.26%), White (Hispanic) (3.42%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.83%).

8.85% of the households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, 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.

96.4% of the residents in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are Grays Harbor College (427 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was $288,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.9%.

Most people in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA is home to a population of 142k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.52% of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (7.82k people).

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are Spanish (8,851 households), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (405 households), and German (374 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
67,967
Women
48.1%
73,476
Men
51.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 141,443 inhabitants, with 51.9% men, and 48.1% women.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    110k ± 592
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.01k ± 610
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.04k ± 921
10.9%
Hispanic Population
15.5k people

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are hispanic (15.5k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,609 ± 1,242 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,065 ± 1,107 people
  3. Canada
    581 ± 591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,609 Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,065 and Canada with 581.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.82k people
5.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.49k people

As of 2022, 5.52% of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA residents (7.82k 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 Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was 5.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,851 households (6.57%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    405 households (0.301%)
  3. German
    374 households (0.278%)

8.85% of the households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was Spanish. 6.57% of the households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,961 ± 470
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,382 ± 423
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,240 ± 411

Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA employs 52.8k people. The largest industries in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,117 people), Construction (3,832 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,753 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. ($248,878), Air transportation ($177,377), and Computer Systems Design ($130,601).

Males in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,338. The income inequality in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.399, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,276
Women
46.5%
27,882
Men
53.5%

The workforce of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA in 2020 was 52,158 people, with 46.5% woman, and 53.5% men.

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Occupations

52.8k
2022 Value
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 52k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,557 people), Other managers (1,431 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,322 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.8k
2022 Value
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 52k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,117 people), Construction (3,832 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,753 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, 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

$51,250
Median earning men ± $2,058
$36,672
Median earning women ± $1,402

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,476), and Information ($64,883).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($62,780), Public Administration ($59,432), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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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.

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US Representatives from Washington

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA awarded 427 degrees. The student population of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 657 male students and 818 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are White (276 and 64.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (65 and 15.2%), Two or More Races (37 and 8.67%), and Unknown (27 and 6.32%).

The largest universities in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Grays Harbor College (427 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (162 and 37.9%), Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (43 and 10.1%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (41 and 9.6%).

The median tuition cost in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,928 for in-state students and $9,607 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,475 students enrolled in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 905 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
427 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grays Harbor College with 427 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 182 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA, which is 0.743 times less than the 245 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 276 degrees mean that there were 4.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,928) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($677) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($942) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.833% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.92% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (39.2k), Some college (28k), and Secondary Education (15.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was $288,500 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $241,800 to $288,500, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA is 74.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA is $66,213. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$288,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,434
$41,228
Median Property Taxes
±$1,492

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Rent vs Own

74.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.9% of the housing units in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

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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.
$66,213
Median Household Income
± $2,015
55k
Number of Households
± 1,753

In 2022, the median household income of the 55k households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA grew to $66,213 from the previous year's value of $60,101.

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Wage Distribution

0.399
2022 Wage GINI in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA
0.397
2021 Wage GINI in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was 0.399 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.673% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.1%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (9.1%).

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.95% of the workforce in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, 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 Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA (19.2k out of 137k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

93.2% of the population of Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.48% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.76%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grays Harbor & Mason Counties PUMA, WA grew by 0.0942% from 6.76% to 6.76%.

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