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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, 2020 294,793 921,130 2,269,675
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, 2015-2019 28,830 86,002 100,581
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 8.1% 9.8% 23.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 119,558 356,273 970,301
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 65.4% 62.1% 56.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $287,900 $303,200 $549,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,763 $1,875 $2,477
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $566 $626 $811
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,218 $1,250 $1,606
Building permits, 2020 1,161 4,922 12,337
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 109,983 323,296 882,028
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.51 2.65 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 80.8% 82.5% 81.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.6% 14.5% 27.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.5% 93.8% 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.9% 87.6% 91.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.7% 91.5% 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.7% 27.2% 52.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.2% 9.7% 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.9%
7.6%
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.7% 62.4% 70.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.6% 57.9% 64.2%
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 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+, 2015-2019 26.8 32.8 29.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $72,003 $72,113 $94,974
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,169 $34,618 $52,462
Persons in poverty, percent
9.1%
9.4%
7.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 6,444 18,589 70,619
Total employment, 2019 75,644 270,855 1,273,043
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 3,408,473 13,733,730 109,032,735
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.6% 2.1% 1.9%
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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