Garfield County, WA

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2022 Population
2,310
1.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.9
1.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
20.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,958
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$190,000
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Garfield County, WA had a population of 2.31k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $57,958. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Garfield County, WA grew from 2,278 to 2,310, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $50,625 to $57,958, a 14.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.11%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Garfield 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.

98.6% of the residents in Garfield County, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Garfield County, WA was $190,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in Garfield County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Garfield County, WA is home to a population of 2.31k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.39% of Garfield County, WA residents were born outside of the country (32 people).

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in Garfield County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 118 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 34 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Garfield County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, WA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 112
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    118 ± 55.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    34 ± 48
3.77%
Hispanic Population
87 people

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in Garfield County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 118 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 34 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.77% of the people in Garfield County, WA are hispanic (87 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
32 people
2.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
50 people

As of 2022, 1.39% of Garfield County, WA residents (32 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 Garfield County, WA was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    170 ± 56
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    36 ± 37
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    15 ± 24

Garfield County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Garfield County, WA employs 910 people. The largest industries in Garfield County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (135 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (105 people), and Educational Services (104 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($71,250), Public Administration ($66,557), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,250).

Occupations

910
2022 Value
± 164
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 24.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, WA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 894 employees to 910 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, WA, are Management Occupations (112 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (107 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (67 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

910
2022 Value
± 164
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 24.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, WA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 894 employees to 910 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (135 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (105 people), and Educational Services (104 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Garfield County, 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

$47,500
Median earning men ± $11,846
$33,000
Median earning women ± $5,447

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($93,393), Construction ($68,542), and Public Administration ($66,619).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,643), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,516), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($25,156).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 31
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 15
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 13
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Garfield County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.82%).

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.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, WA was $190,000 in 2022, which is 0.674 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,800 to $190,000, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, WA is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Garfield County, WA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$190,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,309
$782
Median Property Taxes
±$144

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 Garfield County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.5% of the housing units in Garfield County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9703
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$57,958
Median Household Income
± $13,662
1.01k
Number of Households
± 158

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.01k households in Garfield County, WA grew to $57,958 from the previous year's value of $50,625.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.74%)

In 2022, 68.4% of workers in Garfield County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.74%).

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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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, WA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Garfield County, 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 Garfield County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Garfield County, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, WA (254 out of 2.28k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garfield County, WA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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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Health

95.8% of the population of Garfield County, WA has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 23.3% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, WA see 1112 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (1124 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1145 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2290 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,112 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garfield County, WA

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, WA see an average of 1,112 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (1,124 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Garfield County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.16%
Uninsured
33.6%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
23.3%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
0.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, WA declined by 36.5% from 6.55% to 4.16%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 30.6% in Garfield County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.85% in Garfield County, WA.

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