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Thurston County, Washington; Pierce County, Washington; King County, Washington

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Thurston County, Washington
Pierce County, Washington
King County, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 290,536 904,980 2,252,782
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 290,536 904,980 2,252,782
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 252,260 795,222 1,931,287
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15.2% 13.8% 16.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 252,264 795,225 1,931,249
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.6%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
23.3%
20.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.9%
14.2%
13.5%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.1%
49.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
81.5%
74.3%
66.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.6%
7.7%
7.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.8%
1.8%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
7.1%
19.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.8%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
5.8%
7.4%
5.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.4%
11.4%
9.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
74.1%
65.7%
58.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 28,992 86,159 104,243
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.8% 9.8% 22.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 119,558 356,273 970,301
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.7% 61.7% 57.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $271,300 $277,000 $493,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,730 $1,809 $2,372
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $543 $603 $777
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,192 $1,186 $1,494
Building permits, 2019 1,713 4,272 17,919
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 108,070 317,699 865,627
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51 2.65 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 80.5% 82.7% 81.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.4% 14.6% 27.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 92.4% 92.5% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.6% 85.6% 90.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 94.0% 91.3% 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 35.7% 26.4% 51.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.8% 9.8% 6.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.5%
6.8%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.2% 62.2% 69.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.0% 57.6% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 419,185 1,362,981 6,223,768
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,584,793 5,369,260 17,719,220
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 910,527 4,461,036 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,252,014 7,705,621 42,092,462
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,330,812 10,114,397 61,598,157
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,894 $12,461 $30,685
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.3 32.0 29.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $69,592 $67,868 $89,418
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $33,901 $32,874 $49,298
Persons in poverty, percent
8.7%
8.7%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 6,335 18,475 70,283
Total employment, 2018 75,226 265,308 1,249,145
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 3,283,226 12,971,976 104,578,420
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.2% 3.2% 2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 16,142 48,267 183,205
All firms, 2012 18,842 50,503 201,404
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,970 23,389 100,912
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,797 18,469 71,005
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,758 9,316 45,508
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 15,115 38,961 145,726
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,288 5,147 15,016
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,225 42,005 175,951
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 349.4 476.3 912.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 721.96 1,669.51 2,115.57
FIPS Code 53067 53053 53033
Value Notes

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

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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