Brewster-Wakefield, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 4,756.
Males: 2,382  (50.1%)
Females: 2,374  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

29.3 years
Washington median age:

35.3 years

Zip code: 98812

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,348 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Brewster-Wakefield:

$40,348
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,739 (it was $12,189 in 2000)

Brewster-Wakefield CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $218,028 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Brewster-Wakefield:

$218,028
WA:

$339,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Brewster-Wakefield: 95.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Brewster-Wakefield, WA (2000)
    • 2,40850.7%White alone
    • 2,15745.4%Hispanic
    • 831.7%American Indian alone
    • 691.5%Two or more races
    • 210.4%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Black alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone

Races in Brewster-Wakefield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 209.0 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Brewster-Wakefield CCD:

1.1% ($1,102)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Issaquah Plateau, WA (111.1 miles , pop. 50,237).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (116.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (976.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Brewster, WA (2.0 miles ),
Pateros, WA (2.9 miles ),
Methow, WA (3.1 miles),
Malott, WA (3.1 miles ),
Bridgeport, WA (3.5 miles ),
Okanogan, WA (4.2 miles ),
Twisp, WA (4.5 miles ),
Methow Valley, WA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 48.16 N, Longitude: 119.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in Brewster-Wakefield, WA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.3%
Washington:

5.2%
Most common industries in Brewster-Wakefield, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (31.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (9.2%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (42.8%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.6%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (13.0%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Warehousing & storage (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Brewster-Wakefield, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (25.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Child care workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (28.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (21.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Brewster-Wakefield, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brewster-Wakefield, Washington average temperatures Brewster-Wakefield, Washington average precipitation Brewster-Wakefield, Washington humidity Brewster-Wakefield, Washington wind speed Brewster-Wakefield, Washington snowfall Brewster-Wakefield, Washington sunshine Brewster-Wakefield, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Brewster-Wakefield-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 149.2 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 402.6 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 501.7 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from Brewster-Wakefield center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okanogan County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 13, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Brewster-Wakefield:

  • THREE RIVERS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BREWSTER, WA)
  • HARMONY HOUSE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BREWSTER, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brewster-Wakefield:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 57 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Central Washington University (about 87 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Everett Community College (about 112 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 113 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 114 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Whitworth University (about 114 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 114 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brewster-Wakefield: Chief Joseph (A), Gambles Mill (B), Kercheval Ranch (C), Columbia Cove Recreational Vehicle Park (D), Lightning Pine Recreational Vehicle Park (E), Brewster Sewage Treatment Plant (F), Fort Okanogan Overlook (G), Douglas - Okanogan County Fire District 15 Brewster Station 20 (H), Douglas - Okanogan County Fire District 15 Pateros Station 10 (I), Brewster Flat Earth Station (J), Knowlton (K), Harmony House Health Care Center (L), Brewster City Fire Department (M), Pateros Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brewster-Wakefield include: Brewster Adventist Church (A), Brewster Assembly of God Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), New Testament Baptist Church (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Pateros United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Locust Grove Cemetery (1), Chiliwist Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Starzman Lake (A), Rowel Lake (B), Crazy Rapids Reservoir (C), Indian Dan Canyon Reservoir (D), Rat Lake (E), McKie Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hooker Creek (A), Squaw Creek (B), Sullivan Creek (C), Swamp Creek (D), Whitestone Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brewster-Wakefield include: Indian Dan State Wildlife Recreation Area (1), Inning Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Okanogan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

28.5%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Brewster-Wakefield in 2010:

  • 61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Brewster-Wakefield in 2000:

  • 51 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

For population 15 years and over in Brewster-Wakefield:

Marital status in Brewster-Wakefield, WA
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Brewster-Wakefield:

  • High school or higher: 58.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.9
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brewster-Wakefield, WA (based on Okanogan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,33154
Catholic4,6277
Other1,59910
Mainline Protestant1,51714
Black Protestant1831
None27,863-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Okanogan County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Okanogan County:

16.4%
Washington:

13.9%

6.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  0.62% ($70,032 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.61% ($13,913)
from Spokane County, WA  0.49% ($39,284)


5.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Spokane County, WA  0.53% ($25,557 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WA  0.41% ($29,565)
to King County, WA  0.38% ($73,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brewster-Wakefield:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brewster-Wakefield:

  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • K236AE (95.1 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLR (106.3 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: VALLEY AIR LLC.)
  • KZBE (104.3 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KOZI-FM (93.5 FM; CHELAN, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQWS (90.1 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNCW (92.7 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brewster-Wakefield, WA
  • 87.7%Electricity
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brewster-Wakefield, WA
  • 90.7%Electricity
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Brewster-Wakefield compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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