Pacific County, WA

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2020 Population
22,121
2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
54.4
1.49% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
11.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$50,873
8.86% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$185,600
4.98% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,901
6.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Pacific County, WA had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 54.4 and a median household income of $50,873. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pacific County, WA grew from 21,688 to 22,121, a 2% increase and its median household income grew from $46,733 to $50,873, a 8.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pacific County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.3%), Other (Hispanic) (4.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%).

None of the households in Pacific 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.

96.5% of the residents in Pacific County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Pacific County, WA was $185,600, and the homeownership rate was 82.4%. Most people in Pacific County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pacific County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Pacific County, WA is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.31% of Pacific County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2020, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Pacific County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Other (Hispanic) and 869 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pacific County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 171
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 261
  3. White (Hispanic)
    869 ± 253
9.96%
Hispanic Population
2.2k people

In 2020, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Pacific County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Other (Hispanic) and 869 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.96% of the people in Pacific County, WA are hispanic (2.2k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.31%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
6.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people

As of 2020, 6.31% of Pacific County, WA residents (1.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pacific County, WA was 6.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

55
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Pacific County, WA was 54.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Pacific County, WA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Pacific County, WA residents was 54.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Pacific County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pacific County, WA was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,270 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    319 ± 104
  3. Korea
    153 ± 82

Pacific County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Pacific County, WA is $50,873. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pacific County, WA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $59,012, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,121 and $36,563.

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Pacific County, WA employs 7.9k people. The largest industries in Pacific County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,054 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (864 people), and Educational Services (797 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,125), Information ($59,028), and Construction ($48,526).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,873
2020 value
± $2,077
8.86%
1 Year Growth
± 7.03%

Households in Pacific County, WA have a median annual income of $50,873, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,733 in 2019, which represents a 8.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$82,611
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,547
$61,193
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,257

In 2020, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Washington
  1. Asian
    $80,218 ± $3,539
  2. White
    $65,319 ± $1,078
  3. Two or More Races
    $53,715 ± $3,170

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Washington.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pacific County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pacific County, WA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $59,012, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,121 and $36,563.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pacific County, WA (3.07k out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,271 ± 291
  2. Hispanic
    588 ± 192
  3. Other
    383 ± 180

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pacific 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.9k
2020 Value
± 601
6.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pacific County, WA grew at a rate of 6.47%, from 7.42k employees to 7.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pacific County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,012 people), Management Occupations (891 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (625 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,012 people), Management Occupations (891 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (625 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pacific County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.1 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.58 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pacific County, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($128,214), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($92,422), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,024).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.9k
2020 Value
± 601
6.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pacific County, WA grew at a rate of 6.47%, from 7.42k employees to 7.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pacific County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,054 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (864 people), and Educational Services (797 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pacific County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pacific County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pacific County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,054 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (864 people), and Educational Services (797 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pacific County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.91 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.95 times), and Public Administration (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pacific County, WA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,125), Information ($59,028), and Construction ($48,526).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Washington.
$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pacific County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.43%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Pacific County, WA
49.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 75% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 73.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pacific County, WA was $185,600 in 2020, which is 0.808 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $176,800 to $185,600, a 4.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Pacific County, WA is 82.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Pacific County, WA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pacific County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$185,600
2020 Median
± $10,867
$176,800
2019 Median
± $8,428

In 2020, the median property value in Pacific County, WA grew to to $185,600 from the previous year's value of $176,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pacific County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pacific County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$50,873
Median Household Income
± $2,077
9.71k
Number of Households
± 622

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.71k households in Pacific County, WA grew to $50,873 from the previous year's value of $46,733.

The following chart displays the households in Pacific 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pacific County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pacific County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.4%
2020 Homeownership
80%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 82.4% of the housing units in Pacific County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pacific County, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pacific County, WA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.53% of the workforce in Pacific County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.73%)

In 2020, 73.2% of workers in Pacific County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (9.73%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pacific County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pacific County, WA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

95% of the population of Pacific County, WA has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 23.1% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Pacific County, WA see 3673 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.1% decrease from the previous year (4325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2809 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 252 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,673 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pacific County, WA

Primary care physicians in Pacific County, WA see an average of 3,673 patients per year. This represents a 15.1% decrease from the previous year (4,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pacific County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$4,328
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,851
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,997
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
23.1%
Medicare
19.9%
Non-Group
2.65%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pacific County, WA declined by 16.2% from 5.97% to 5%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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