Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
116,835
1.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.14%
5.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,842
9.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$428,800
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,441
2.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA had a population of 117k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $99,842. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA grew from 115,336 to 116,835, a 1.3% increase and its median household income grew from $91,293 to $99,842, a 9.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.31%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.98%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), and White (Hispanic) (2.96%).

8.97% of the households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, 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.

96.9% of the residents in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are The Evergreen State College (657 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was $428,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.1%.

Most people in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 117k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.31% of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (7.37k people).

In 2022, there were 12.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.1k people) in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.65k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are Spanish (5,007 households), German (1,016 households), and Vietnamese (728 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
58,638
Women
50.2%
58,118
Men
49.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 116,756 inhabitants, with 49.8% men, and 50.2% women.

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Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.1k ± 1.96k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.38k ± 982
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.65k ± 927
9.08%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2022, there were 12.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.1k people) in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.65k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.08% of the people in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are hispanic (10.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,009 ± 1,091 people
  2. Philippines
    1,048 ± 791 people
  3. Vietnam
    556 ± 578 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,009 Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 1,048 and Vietnam with 556.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.37k people
6.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.99k people

As of 2022, 6.31% of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA residents (7.37k 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 Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was 6.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,007 households (4.52%)
  2. German
    1,016 households (0.918%)
  3. Vietnamese
    728 households (0.658%)

8.97% of the households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 4.52% of the households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,416 ± 533
  2. Vietnam
    3,281 ± 407
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,680 ± 267

Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA employs 52.4k people. The largest industries in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are Construction (4,326 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,878 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($178,314), Nondepository credit & related activities ($166,655), and Offices of physicians ($150,769).

Males in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,534. The income inequality in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.426, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,192
Women
46.6%
26,595
Men
53.4%

The workforce of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA in 2020 was 49,787 people, with 46.6% woman, and 53.4% men.

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Occupations

52.4k
2022 Value
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 51k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,637 people), Other managers (1,618 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,251 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.4k
2022 Value
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 51k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, are Construction (4,326 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,878 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, 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

$65,400
Median earning men ± $4,308
$41,675
Median earning women ± $2,978

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($88,542), Public Administration ($88,046), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,712).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,323), Information ($59,643), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,855).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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.

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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

In 2022, universities in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA awarded 657 degrees. The student population of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 803 male students and 1,302 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are White (410 and 62.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (83 and 12.7%), Black or African American (39 and 5.97%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (37 and 5.67%).

The largest universities in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are The Evergreen State College (657 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (422 and 64.2%), Biological & Physical Sciences (112 and 17%), and Teacher Education (55 and 8.37%).

The median tuition cost in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA for a public four year colleges is $7,596 for in-state students and $28,905 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,105 (38.1% men and 61.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,105 students enrolled in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,296 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 112 degrees awarded
  2. 422 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 112 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
657 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Evergreen State College with 657 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 242 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA, which is 0.583 times less than the 415 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 410 degrees mean that there were 4.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 83 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,596) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,154) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.336% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.607% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (25.6k), Some college (23.2k), and Bachelors Degree (16.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was $428,800 in 2022, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $360,700 to $428,800, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA is 81.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA is $99,842. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$428,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,311
$34,915
Median Property Taxes
±$1,359

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Rent vs Own

81.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.1% of the housing units in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

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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.
$99,842
Median Household Income
± $2,947
43.1k
Number of Households
± 1,683

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.1k households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA grew to $99,842 from the previous year's value of $91,293.

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Wage Distribution

0.426
2022 Wage GINI in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA
0.427
2021 Wage GINI in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was 0.426 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0865% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.52%)

In 2022, 73.4% of workers in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.52%).

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, 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 Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA (9.39k out of 115k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 5.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% 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

5.08%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
5.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thurston County (Outer) PUMA, WA declined by 2.89% from 5.23% to 5.08%.

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