Skamania County, WA

County

Add Comparison
2022 Population
12,118
1.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.63%
9.31% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,500
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$443,000
20.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Skamania County, WA had a population of 12.1k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $84,500. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Skamania County, WA grew from 11,973 to 12,118, a 1.21% increase and its median household income grew from $75,565 to $84,500, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Skamania County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.6%), White (Hispanic) (6.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.17%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%).

None of the households in Skamania 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.

98.5% of the residents in Skamania County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Skamania County, WA was $443,000, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%.

Most people in Skamania County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Skamania County, WA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Columbia River from Skamania Lodge

Population & Diversity

Skamania County, WA is home to a population of 12.1k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.9% of Skamania County, WA residents were born outside of the country (472 people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.89k people) in Skamania County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 765 White (Hispanic) and 627 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Skamania County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Skamania County, WA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Skamania County, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Skamania County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.89k ± 129
  2. White (Hispanic)
    765 ± 177
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    627 ± 130
8.59%
Hispanic Population
1.04k people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.89k people) in Skamania County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 765 White (Hispanic) and 627 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.59% of the people in Skamania County, WA are hispanic (1.04k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

3.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
472 people
3.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
407 people

As of 2022, 3.9% of Skamania County, WA residents (472 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 Skamania County, WA was 3.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Skamania County, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    415 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    186 ± 73
  3. Korea
    94 ± 59

Skamania County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Skamania County, WA employs 5.64k people. The largest industries in Skamania County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (723 people), Construction (700 people), and Manufacturing (658 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($223,958), Utilities ($106,250), and Construction ($76,389).

Occupations

5.64k
2022 Value
± 430
3.93%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Skamania County, WA grew at a rate of 3.93%, from 5.43k employees to 5.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Skamania County, WA, are Management Occupations (733 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (526 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (479 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Skamania County, WA.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

5.64k
2022 Value
± 430
3.93%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Skamania County, WA grew at a rate of 3.93%, from 5.43k employees to 5.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Skamania County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (723 people), Construction (700 people), and Manufacturing (658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Skamania County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Skamania County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$60,116
Median earning men ± $2,518
$40,729
Median earning women ± $2,956

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($79,191).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,938), Information ($89,028), and Manufacturing ($65,395).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
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%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 72
    Manufacturing
  2. 47
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 40
    Construction

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Skamania County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 53.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.09%).

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Skamania County, WA was $443,000 in 2022, which is 1.57 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $366,300 to $443,000, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Skamania County, WA is 81.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Skamania County, WA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Skamania County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Skamania County, WA is $84,500. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Skamania County, WA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $94,620, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $86,554 and $81,522.

Property

$443,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,622
$3,909
Median Property Taxes
±$321

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

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

81.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.2% of the housing units in Skamania County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Skamania County, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Skamania County, WA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $94,620, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $86,554 and $81,522.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,500
Median Household Income
± $4,947
4.81k
Number of Households
± 373

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.81k households in Skamania County, WA grew to $84,500 from the previous year's value of $75,565.

The following chart displays the households in Skamania 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Skamania 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.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Walked (5.53%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Skamania County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who walked to work (5.53%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Skamania County, WA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.78% of the workforce in Skamania County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Skamania County, WA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

8.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Skamania County, WA (1.04k out of 12k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Skamania County, WA is White, followed by Native American 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

94.8% of the population of Skamania County, WA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.6% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 44% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

5.24%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Skamania County, WA declined by 5.87% from 5.56% to 5.24%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Skamania County, WA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Skamania County, WA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Skamania County, WA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart