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King County, Washington; Washington

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Table

King County, Washington
Washington
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
7,785,786
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
7,785,786
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
2,252,305
7,740,745
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
7,705,247
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
2,269,675
7,705,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
1.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.8%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,269,675 7,705,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,931,249 6,724,540
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.8%
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.8%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
49.3%
49.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.4%
77.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.2%
4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
2.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.9%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
5.6%
5.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.3%
13.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.1%
66.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 91,729 509,722
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 24.2% 14.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 985,351 3,257,185
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 56.6% 63.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $651,900 $397,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,753 $2,064
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $919 $646
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,801 $1,439
Building permits, 2021 19,549 56,941
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 902,308 2,931,841
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.44 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 81.9% 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 28.9% 20.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.9% 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 93.6% 91.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 93.7% 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 54.0% 37.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.5% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.8%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 70.1% 63.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 64.3% 58.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,457,182 21,068,612
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,808,676 56,442,218
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,850,978 21,845,661
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 89,586,707 160,284,785
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $40,629 $21,579
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 29.4 27.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $106,326 $82,400
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $59,843 $43,817
Persons in poverty, percent
9.3%
9.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 70,304 194,967
Total employment, 2020 1,310,051 2,959,864
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 118,976,427 203,850,979
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.9% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 182,281 500,954
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 55,383 148,824
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 28,709 75,886
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,916 29,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,882 23,641
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 38,178 112,417
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,936 8,687
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 45,926 124,377
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,073.0 115.9
Population per square mile, 2010 912.9 101.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 2,115.23 66,455.12
Land area in square miles, 2010 2,115.57 66,455.52
FIPS Code 53033 53
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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