Wenatchee, WA

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Population

115,723

0.75% growth

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$55,236

5.26% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

52,360

1.64% growth

Median Property Value

$245,800

4.91% growth

About

In 2017, Wenatchee, WA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $55,236. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wenatchee, WA grew from 114,862 to 115,723, a 0.75% increase and its median household income grew from $52,475 to $55,236, a 5.26% increase.

The population of Wenatchee, WA is 67.1% White Alone, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.99% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wenatchee, WA speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wenatchee, WA are Wenatchee Valley College (1,147 degrees awarded in 2017) and Beauty Academy (18 degrees).

The median property value in Wenatchee, WA is $245,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Wenatchee, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wenatchee, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wenatchee, WA employs 52.4k people. The largest industries in Wenatchee, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,028 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,784 people), and Retail Trade (6,399 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,789), Public Administration ($51,993), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,148).

Median household income in Wenatchee, WA is $55,236. Males in Wenatchee, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Wenatchee, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,236

2017 value

± $1,551

5.26%

1 Year Growth

± 3.94%

Households in Wenatchee, WA have a median annual income of $55,236, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,475 in 2016, which represents a 5.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wenatchee, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wenatchee, WA was King County, WA with a value of $95,009, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $87,440 and $76,945.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wenatchee, WA (15k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,780 ± 952

  2. Hispanic

    6,579 ± 738

  3. Other

    3,116 ± 403

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wenatchee, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

52.4k

2017 Value

± 1,772

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wenatchee, WA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 51.5k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wenatchee, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,870 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,704 people), and Management Occupations (4,652 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wenatchee, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wenatchee, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,870 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,704 people), and Management Occupations (4,652 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wenatchee, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.9 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wenatchee, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,390), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,344), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.4k

2017 Value

± 1,772

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wenatchee, WA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 51.5k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wenatchee, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,028 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,784 people), and Retail Trade (6,399 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wenatchee, WA, though some of these residents may live in Wenatchee, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wenatchee, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,028 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6,784 people), and Retail Trade (6,399 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wenatchee, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.9 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.85 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wenatchee, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,789), Public Administration ($51,993), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,148).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.5% of the population of Wenatchee, WA has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Wenatchee, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Wenatchee, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.5%

Uninsured

40.9%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wenatchee, WA declined by 17% from 13.9% to 11.5%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wenatchee, WA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.3% of Wenatchee, WA residents were born outside of the country (14.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wenatchee, WA is composed of 77.7k White Alone residents (67.1%), 33.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.7%), 2.3k Two or More Races residents (1.99%), 1.01k Asian Alone residents (0.87%), 980 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.847%), 353 Black or African American Alone residents (0.305%), 112 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0968%), and 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0389%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wenatchee, WA was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Wenatchee, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wenatchee, WA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.2k people

12.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.8k people

As of 2017, 12.3% of Wenatchee, WA residents (14.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wenatchee, WA was 12.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

91.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Wenatchee, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wenatchee, WA was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    77.7k ± 124

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33.2k ± 1.59k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.3k ± 369

In 2017, there were 2.34 times more White Alone residents (77.7k people) in Wenatchee, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.2k Hispanic or Latino and 2.3k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wenatchee, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,838 ± 312

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    905 ± 232

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    767 ± 178

Wenatchee, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Wenatchee, WA awarded 1,165 degrees. The student population of Wenatchee, WA is skewed towards women, with 1,494 male students and 2,098 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wenatchee, WA are White (543 and 46.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (485 and 41.6%), Unknown (67 and 5.75%), and Two or More Races (27 and 2.32%).

The largest universities in Wenatchee, WA by number of degrees awarded are Wenatchee Valley College (1,147 and 98.5%) and Beauty Academy (18 and 1.55%).

The most popular majors in Wenatchee, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (448 and 38.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (104 and 8.93%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (95 and 8.15%).

The median tuition costs in Wenatchee, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,469 and $3,886 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 448 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wenatchee, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 448 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wenatchee, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,147 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$3,469

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Wenatchee, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wenatchee Valley College with 1,147 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

479

Degrees Awarded to Men

686

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 479 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wenatchee, WA, which is 0.698 times less than the 686 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    543 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    485 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    67 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wenatchee, WA were to White students. These 543 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 485 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wenatchee, WA was $245,800 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $234,300 to $245,800, a 4.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Wenatchee, WA is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wenatchee, WA have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wenatchee, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$245,800

2017 Median

± $5,457

$234,300

2016 Median

± $4,893

In 2017, the median property value in Wenatchee, WA grew to to $245,800 from the previous year's value of $234,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wenatchee, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wenatchee, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$55,236

Median Household Income

± $1,551

42.1k

Number of Households

± 1,354

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.1k households in Wenatchee, WA grew to $55,236 from the previous year's value of $52,475.

The following chart displays the households in Wenatchee, 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.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wenatchee, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wenatchee, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

67.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Wenatchee, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wenatchee, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wenatchee, WA have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Wenatchee, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wenatchee, WA was Drove Alone (78.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.93%) and those who Worked At Home (5.58%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wenatchee, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wenatchee, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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