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Ferry County, WA&

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0.17% decline
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3.75% growth
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0.41% growth
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0.96% decline


The economy of Ferry County, WA employs 2,462 people. The economy of Ferry County, WA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 9; 5.97; and 2.72 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ferry County, WA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (405), Public Admin. (318), and Educational Services (252), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($90,037), Utilities ($61,000), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,750).

Median household income in Ferry County, WA is $39,555. Males in Ferry County, WA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,414. The income inequality of Ferry County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ferry County, WA. In Ferry County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,116. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Ferry County, WA is home to a population of 7,639 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ferry County, WA is composed of 5,636 White residents (73.8%), 1,150 Native residents (15.1%), 413 Two+ residents (5.41%), 316 Hispanic residents (4.14%), and 61 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Ferry County, WA are Spanish (86 speakers), Other Native North American (40 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (30 speakers), but compared to other places, Ferry County, WA has a relative high number of Other Native North American (40 speakers), Scandinavian (13 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (30 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washington awarded 108,019 degrees. The student population of Washington is skewed towards females, with 46,606 male students and 61,413 female students. Most students in Washington are White (64,441 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9,889 and 9.2%), Asian (8,830 and 8.17%), and Unknown (6,781 and 6.28%). The largest universities in Washington by number of graduates are University of Washington-Seattle Campus (13,358 and 12.4%), Washington State University (7,208 and 6.67%), and Western Washington University (3,679 and 3.41%). The most popular majors in Washington are General Psychology (1,918 and 1.78%), Registered Nursing (1,448 and 1.34%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,349 and 1.25%). The median tuition costs in Washington are $39,080 for private four year colleges, and $6,110 and $20,646 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ferry County, WA is $164,400, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $166,000 to $164,400, a 0.96% increase. The homeownership rate of Ferry County, WA is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ferry County, WA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ferry County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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