Wahkiakum County WA Information

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Wahkiakum County Subdivisions

Wahkiakum County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,349 (100%)
Population in Households 4,333 (99.6%)
Population in Families 3,497 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 17
Diversity Index2 26
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,425
Average Household Income $67,360
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $29,991
Wealth Index5 82
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,719 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $225,842
Average Home Value $256,719
Housing Affordability Index3 130
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,936
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,317
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.87% 0.92%
Households 1.06% 0.99%
Families 1.02% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   1.05%

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Wahkiakum County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wahkiakum County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 8th
Population Density # 30 26th
Median Household Income # 24 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 28 72nd
Per Capita Income # 19 54th
Diversity Index # 35 13th

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