San Juan County, WA

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2022 Population
18,001
2.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
56.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
0.872% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,745
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$673,700
17.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, San Juan County, WA had a population of 18k people with a median age of 56.5 and a median household income of $76,745. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Juan County, WA grew from 17,631 to 18,001, a 2.1% increase and its median household income grew from $68,577 to $76,745, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.43%), Other (Hispanic) (2.66%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in San Juan 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.

96.3% of the residents in San Juan County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in San Juan County, WA was $673,700, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in San Juan County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

San Juan County, WA is home to a population of 18k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.62% of San Juan County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.37k people).

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in San Juan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 617 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 478 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of San Juan County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, WA was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 38
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    617 ± 82.3
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    478 ± 115
6.83%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in San Juan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 617 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 478 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.83% of the people in San Juan County, WA are hispanic (1.23k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.37k people
7.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people

As of 2022, 7.62% of San Juan County, WA residents (1.37k 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 San Juan County, WA was 7.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    683 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    121 ± 29
  3. Korea
    111 ± 32

San Juan County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Juan County, WA employs 8.23k people. The largest industries in San Juan County, WA are Construction (1,215 people), Educational Services (780 people), and Retail Trade (773 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($191,250), Finance & Insurance ($94,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,500).

Occupations

8.23k
2022 Value
± 310
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Juan County, WA grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 7.98k employees to 8.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, WA, are Management Occupations (1,235 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (822 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (749 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.23k
2022 Value
± 310
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Juan County, WA grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 7.98k employees to 8.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, WA, are Construction (1,215 people), Educational Services (780 people), and Retail Trade (773 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, WA, though some of these residents may live in San Juan 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

$53,726
Median earning men ± $2,882
$32,434
Median earning women ± $2,160

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($108,043), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,250), and Public Administration ($71,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,958), Public Administration ($47,143), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,208).

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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. 257
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 244
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 227
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in San Juan County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 73.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.59%).

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

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.

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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).

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 San Juan County, WA was $673,700 in 2022, which is 2.39 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $572,600 to $673,700, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, WA is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Juan County, WA have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Juan County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$673,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,537
$6,709
Median Property Taxes
±$245

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.5% of the housing units in San Juan County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9604
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in San Juan 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.
$76,745
Median Household Income
± $3,390
8.65k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.65k households in San Juan County, WA grew to $76,745 from the previous year's value of $68,577.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Juan 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 (61.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.7%)
  3. Walked (7.2%)

In 2022, 61.8% of workers in San Juan County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.7%) and those who walked to work (7.2%).

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

16.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, WA have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in San Juan 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 San Juan County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Juan County, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, WA (1.95k out of 17.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Juan 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

92.5% of the population of San Juan County, WA has health coverage, with 27.6% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 27.7% on Medicare, 22.5% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, WA see 1256 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (1318 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 221 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,256 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Juan County, WA

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, WA see an average of 1,256 patients per year. This represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (1,318 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Juan 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 13.8% under 18 years, 12.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 34.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
27.6%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
27.7%
Medicare
22.5%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, WA declined by 1.14% from 7.61% to 7.52%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 25.5% in San Juan County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in San Juan County, WA.

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