Okanogan County, WA

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2022 Population
42,336
0.882% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
18.9%
6.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,218
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$251,100
15.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Okanogan County, WA had a population of 42.3k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $58,218. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Okanogan County, WA grew from 41,966 to 42,336, a 0.882% increase and its median household income grew from $51,992 to $58,218, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Okanogan County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.7%), Other (Hispanic) (11.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.07%), and White (Hispanic) (4.97%).

None of the households in Okanogan 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.

90.5% of the residents in Okanogan County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Okanogan County, WA was $251,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%.

Most people in Okanogan County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Okanogan County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Okanogan County, WA is home to a population of 42.3k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.2% of Okanogan County, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.17k people).

In 2022, there were 5.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.5k people) in Okanogan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.69k Other (Hispanic) and 3.42k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.5%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.5% of Okanogan County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Okanogan County, WA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Okanogan County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.5k ± 221
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    4.69k ± 670
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 340
21.8%
Hispanic Population
9.22k people

In 2022, there were 5.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.5k people) in Okanogan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.69k Other (Hispanic) and 3.42k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.8% of the people in Okanogan County, WA are hispanic (9.22k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

12.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people
9.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.07k people

As of 2022, 12.2% of Okanogan County, WA residents (5.17k 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 Okanogan County, WA was 9.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,406 ± 238
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    385 ± 134
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    327 ± 121

Okanogan County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Okanogan County, WA employs 17.7k people. The largest industries in Okanogan County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,658 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,457 people), and Retail Trade (1,925 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,250), Finance & Insurance ($57,879), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,278).

Occupations

17.7k
2022 Value
± 968
6.64%
1 Year growth
± 7.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Okanogan County, WA grew at a rate of 6.64%, from 16.6k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okanogan County, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2,346 people), Management Occupations (2,050 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,552 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okanogan County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.7k
2022 Value
± 968
6.64%
1 Year growth
± 7.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Okanogan County, WA grew at a rate of 6.64%, from 16.6k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okanogan County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,658 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,457 people), and Retail Trade (1,925 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okanogan County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Okanogan 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

$38,840
Median earning men ± $3,424
$35,000
Median earning women ± $1,957

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,444), Information ($64,707), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,964), Construction ($48,802), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,015).

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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. 344
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 239
    Retail Trade
  3. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Okanogan County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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.

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Okanogan County, WA was $251,100 in 2022, which is 0.891 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $218,100 to $251,100, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Okanogan County, WA is 69.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Okanogan County, WA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Okanogan County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Okanogan County, WA is $58,218. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Okanogan County, WA was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $76,466, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $66,104 and $61,293.

Property

$251,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,594
$11,867
Median Property Taxes
±$749

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 Okanogan County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.8% of the housing units in Okanogan County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9710
  2. Census Tract 9709
  3. Census Tract 9708

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okanogan County, WA was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $76,466, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $66,104 and $61,293.

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

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Household Income

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$58,218
Median Household Income
± $2,165
17k
Number of Households
± 915

In 2022, the median household income of the 17k households in Okanogan County, WA grew to $58,218 from the previous year's value of $51,992.

The following chart displays the households in Okanogan 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 Okanogan 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 (66.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.6%)

In 2022, 66.2% of workers in Okanogan County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (12.6%).

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

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okanogan County, WA have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Okanogan 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 Okanogan County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Okanogan County, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okanogan County, WA (7.85k out of 41.7k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Okanogan County, 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

87.2% of the population of Okanogan County, WA has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Okanogan County, WA see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.228% increase from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1375 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 347 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,320 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Okanogan County, WA

Primary care physicians in Okanogan County, WA see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.228% increase from the previous year (1,317 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Okanogan 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 23.9% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
27.7%
Employer Coverage
29.5%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okanogan County, WA grew by 19.1% from 10.7% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Okanogan County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41 in Okanogan 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 30.6% in Okanogan County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.6% in Okanogan County, WA.

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