Kittitas County, WA

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2022 Population
44,424
0.627% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
6.12% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
2.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,800
4.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$417,600
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,089
1.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kittitas County, WA had a population of 44.4k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $66,800. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kittitas County, WA grew from 44,147 to 44,424, a 0.627% increase and its median household income grew from $64,134 to $66,800, a 4.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kittitas County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.99%), Other (Hispanic) (3.82%), White (Hispanic) (2.99%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.54%).

None of the households in Kittitas 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.

98.3% of the residents in Kittitas County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kittitas County, WA are Central Washington University (2,968 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kittitas County, WA was $417,600, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Kittitas County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kittitas County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kittitas County, WA is home to a population of 44.4k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.3% of Kittitas County, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Kittitas County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Kittitas County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kittitas County, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kittitas County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.8k ± 492
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.66k ± 476
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 398
9.58%
Hispanic Population
4.26k people

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Kittitas County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.58% of the people in Kittitas County, WA are hispanic (4.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kittitas County, WA as a share of the total population.

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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

3.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.47k people
4.52%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2k people

As of 2022, 3.3% of Kittitas County, WA residents (1.47k 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 Kittitas County, WA was 4.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,002 ± 232
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    541 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    412 ± 137

Kittitas County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kittitas County, WA employs 22.1k people. The largest industries in Kittitas County, WA are Educational Services (3,203 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,957 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,360 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($89,792), Utilities ($88,531), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,785).

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

22.1k
2022 Value
± 1,116
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 7.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kittitas County, WA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 21.9k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kittitas County, WA, are Management Occupations (2,800 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,557 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,298 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kittitas County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.1k
2022 Value
± 1,116
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 7.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kittitas County, WA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 21.9k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kittitas County, WA, are Educational Services (3,203 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,957 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,360 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kittitas County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Kittitas 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

$49,948
Median earning men ± $5,843
$37,229
Median earning women ± $2,881

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($119,327), Public Administration ($83,688), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,877).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($85,040), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,951), and Public Administration ($50,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 344
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 227
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 227
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kittitas County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.05%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kittitas County, WA awarded 2,968 degrees. The student population of Kittitas County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,335 male students and 4,922 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kittitas County, WA are White (1,450 and 50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (472 and 16.4%), Unknown (406 and 14.1%), and Two or More Races (226 and 7.84%).

The largest universities in Kittitas County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Central Washington University (2,968 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kittitas County, WA are Elementary Education & Teaching (238 and 8.02%), General Psychology (181 and 6.1%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (144 and 4.85%).

The median tuition cost in Kittitas County, WA for a public four year colleges is $6,816 for in-state students and $23,881 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kittitas County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,257 (46.8% men and 53.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,257 students enrolled in Kittitas County, WA, 46.8% men and 53.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,913 records, of which 52.5% were women and 47.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 238 degrees awarded
  2. 181 degrees awarded
  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kittitas County, WA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 238 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,968 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Washington University with 2,968 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,277 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kittitas County, WA, which is 0.755 times less than the 1,691 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 1,450 degrees mean that there were 3.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,816) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,029) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) 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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kittitas County, WA was $417,600 in 2022, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $352,900 to $417,600, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Kittitas County, WA is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kittitas County, WA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kittitas County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kittitas County, WA is $66,800. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kittitas County, WA was Census Tract 9753 with a value of $102,220, followed by Census Tract 9757 and Census Tract 9755, with respective values of $85,625 and $66,202.

In 2022, 20.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kittitas County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.96%.

Property

$417,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,455
$11,848
Median Property Taxes
±$769

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

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Kittitas County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9753
  2. Census Tract 9757
  3. Census Tract 9755

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kittitas County, WA was Census Tract 9753 with a value of $102,220, followed by Census Tract 9757 and Census Tract 9755, with respective values of $85,625 and $66,202.

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

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Household Income

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$66,800
Median Household Income
± $3,005
19.3k
Number of Households
± 1,044

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Kittitas County, WA grew to $66,800 from the previous year's value of $64,134.

The following chart displays the households in Kittitas 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 Kittitas 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 (73.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.28%)

In 2022, 73.2% of workers in Kittitas County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.28%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kittitas County, WA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.22% of the workforce in Kittitas 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 Kittitas County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kittitas County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kittitas County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.96%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kittitas County, WA (6.12k out of 42.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kittitas County, WA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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, 11.1% of the children was living in poverty in Kittitas County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 110 in Kittitas County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 45.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Kittitas County, WA has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kittitas County, WA see 1712 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.66% decrease from the previous year (1895 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 553 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,712 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kittitas County, WA

Primary care physicians in Kittitas County, WA see an average of 1,712 patients per year. This represents a 9.66% decrease from the previous year (1,895 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kittitas 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 20% under 18 years, 28.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.34%
Uninsured
49.8%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kittitas County, WA grew by 11.6% from 4.79% to 5.34%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.8 in Kittitas County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 31.9% in Kittitas County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.67% in Kittitas County, WA.

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