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Skagit County, WA&

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Population
120,475
0.95% growth
Median Age
41.3
Median Household Income
$56,433
4.26% growth
Poverty Rate
15%
Number of Employees
52,621
1.66% growth
Median Property Value
$255,100
2.12% growth

Economy

The economy of Skagit County, WA employs 52,621 people. The economy of Skagit County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.18; 1.3; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Skagit County, WA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,301), Retail trade (6,539), and Manufacturing (6,446), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($78,125), Utilities ($60,347), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,528).

Median household income in Skagit County, WA is $56,433. Males in Skagit County, WA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,670. The income inequality of Skagit 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 Skagit County, WA. In Skagit 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 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,755. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Skagit County, WA is home to a population of 120,475 people, from which 93.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Skagit County, WA is composed of 90,922 White residents (75.5%), 21,310 Hispanic residents (17.7%), 3,128 Two+ residents (2.6%), 2,155 Asian residents (1.79%), and 1,774 Native residents (1.47%). The most common foreign languages in Skagit County, WA are Spanish (13,170 speakers), Tagalog (596 speakers), and Russian (587 speakers), but compared to other places, Skagit County, WA has a relative high number of Other (386 speakers), Scandinavian (93 speakers), and Other Slavic (232 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Skagit County, WA awarded 1,207 degrees. The student population of Skagit County, WA is skewed towards females, with 450 male students and 757 female students. Most students in Skagit County, WA are White (859 and 71.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (141 and 11.7%), Asian (40 and 3.31%), and Two or more races (37 and 3.07%). The largest universities in Skagit County, WA by number of graduates are Skagit Valley College (1,172 and 97.1%), Northwest Hair Academy (35 and 2.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Skagit County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (343 and 28.4%), Registered Nursing (51 and 4.23%), and General Business (34 and 2.82%). The median tuition costs in Skagit County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,800 and $4,300 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 Skagit County, WA is $255,100, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $249,800 to $255,100, a 2.12% increase. The homeownership rate of Skagit County, WA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Skagit County, WA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Skagit County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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