Skagit County, WA

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2022 Population
129,480
0.976% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
8.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,029
8.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$444,300
19.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,758
0.443% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Skagit County, WA had a population of 129k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $82,029. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Skagit County, WA grew from 128,228 to 129,480, a 0.976% increase and its median household income grew from $75,308 to $82,029, a 8.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Skagit County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), Other (Hispanic) (9.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.91%).

None of the households in Skagit 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.

95% of the residents in Skagit County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Skagit County, WA are Skagit Valley College (974 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Skagit County, WA was $444,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.3%.

Most people in Skagit County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Skagit County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Skagit County, WA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.41% of Skagit County, WA residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

In 2022, there were 7.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.3k people) in Skagit County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Other (Hispanic) and 8.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Skagit County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Skagit County, WA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Skagit County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    93.3k ± 405
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 1.21k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.13k ± 963
19.3%
Hispanic Population
24.9k people

In 2022, there were 7.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.3k people) in Skagit County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Other (Hispanic) and 8.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.3% of the people in Skagit County, WA are hispanic (24.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.2k people
9.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2022, 9.41% of Skagit County, WA residents (12.2k 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 Skagit County, WA was 9.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,613 ± 335
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,420 ± 355
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,134 ± 216

Skagit County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Skagit County, WA employs 57.8k people. The largest industries in Skagit County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,864 people), Retail Trade (6,465 people), and Manufacturing (6,235 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,955), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,891), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,646).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

57.8k
2022 Value
± 1,697
0.443%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Skagit County, WA grew at a rate of 0.443%, from 57.5k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Skagit County, WA, are Management Occupations (6,295 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,444 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,091 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Skagit County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.8k
2022 Value
± 1,697
0.443%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Skagit County, WA grew at a rate of 0.443%, from 57.5k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Skagit County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,864 people), Retail Trade (6,465 people), and Manufacturing (6,235 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Skagit County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Skagit 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

$56,092
Median earning men ± $1,845
$37,937
Median earning women ± $1,408

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,181), Public Administration ($79,896), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,318).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,761), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,351), and Construction ($50,345).

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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. 1,242
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 782
    Manufacturing
  3. 716
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Skagit County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.03%).

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

In 2022, universities in Skagit County, WA awarded 974 degrees. The student population of Skagit County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,757 male students and 2,103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Skagit County, WA are White (580 and 60.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (214 and 22.2%), Two or More Races (68 and 7.05%), and Asian (50 and 5.18%).

The largest universities in Skagit County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Skagit Valley College (974 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Skagit County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (324 and 33.3%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (91 and 9.34%), and Registered Nursing (73 and 7.49%).

The median tuition cost in Skagit County, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,917 for in-state students and $7,057 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,860 students enrolled in Skagit County, WA, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,942 records, of which 52.7% were women and 47.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 324 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Skagit County, WA was Registered Nursing with 73 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
974 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Skagit Valley College with 974 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 377 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Skagit County, WA, which is 0.631 times less than the 597 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 580 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 214 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,917) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($831) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Skagit County, WA was $444,300 in 2022, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $371,600 to $444,300, a 19.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Skagit County, WA is 70.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Skagit County, WA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Skagit County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Skagit County, WA is $82,029. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Skagit County, WA was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $111,481, followed by Census Tract 9512 and Census Tract 9519, with respective values of $109,632 and $103,026.

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.47%.

Property

$444,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,530
$35,746
Median Property Taxes
±$1,043

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 Skagit County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.3%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.3% of the housing units in Skagit County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9527
  2. Census Tract 9512
  3. Census Tract 9519

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Skagit County, WA was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $111,481, followed by Census Tract 9512 and Census Tract 9519, with respective values of $109,632 and $103,026.

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

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Household Income

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$82,029
Median Household Income
± $2,066
50.8k
Number of Households
± 1,508

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.8k households in Skagit County, WA grew to $82,029 from the previous year's value of $75,308.

The following chart displays the households in Skagit 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 Skagit 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 (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.78%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Skagit County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.78%).

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

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Skagit County, WA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Skagit 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 Skagit County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Skagit County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.47%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Skagit County, WA (15.3k out of 128k 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 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Skagit County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12% of the children was living in poverty in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 195 in Skagit County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.17 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Skagit County, WA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Skagit County, WA see 1219 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1198 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 199 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,219 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Skagit County, WA

Primary care physicians in Skagit County, WA see an average of 1,219 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1,198 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Skagit 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 23% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.76%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Skagit County, WA declined by 0.348% from 6.78% to 6.76%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.5 in Skagit County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

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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% in Skagit County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.71% in Skagit County, WA.

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