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Median resident age:  46.8 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98368

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,589 (it was $37,986 in 2000)
Discovery Bay:

$45,589
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,749

Discovery Bay CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $263,910 (it was $159,000 in 2000)
Discovery Bay:

$263,910
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $343,395; Detached houses: $373,340; Townhouses or other attached units: $292,546; In 2-unit structures: $630,141; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,692; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $453,052; Mobile homes: $206,507; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $130,491

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Discovery Bay races chart
  • White alone - 13,032 (92.6%)
  • Two or more races - 322 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 275 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 172 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 161 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 56 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 22 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 29 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Discovery Bay: 334.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Discovery Bay CCD:  1.0% ($1,653)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Discovery Bay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (29.2 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (39.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (995.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Port Townsend, WA (1.4 miles ), Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA (2.1 miles ), Marrowstone, WA (2.4 miles ), Central Whidbey, WA (2.9 miles) , Oak Bay, WA (3.2 miles) , Coupeville, WA (3.2 miles ), Blyn, WA (3.3 miles) , Port Ludlow, WA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 48.10 N, Longitude: 122.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Discovery Bay household income distribution Discovery Bay home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Average climate in Discovery Bay, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Discovery Bay-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% 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 60.1 miles away from the city 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 70.3 miles away from Discovery Bay 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 58.0 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from Discovery Bay center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Discovery Bay:

  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA KIDNEY CENTER NORTHWEST (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)
  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)
  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 1 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)

Airports located in Discovery Bay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Discovery Bay:

  • Everett Community College (about 29 miles; Everett, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 30 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 32 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 33 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 35 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 37 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • Olympic College (about 37 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

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Notable locations in Discovery Bay: Chevy Chase Inn (A), Point Hudson Lighthouse (B), Jefferson County Public Works Solid Waste Landfill (C), Haines Place Park and Ride (D), Port Townsend Golf Course (E), Jefferson County Fairgrounds (F), Discovery Bay Golf Course (G), Port Townsend Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Discovery Bay Camp Meeting (I), Sheridan Plaza (J), Willows (K), Jefferson County Fire District 5 Discovery Bay Fire and Rescue Station 51 (L), Jefferson County Fire District 5 Discovery Bay Fire and Rescue Station 52 (M), Kah Tai Care Center (N), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 5 (O), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 6 (P), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 4 Cape George (Q), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 3 (R), Port Townsend City Hall (S), Jefferson County Courthouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Discovery Bay include: Calvary Community Church (A), Port Townsend Evangelical Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Gardiner Community Church (D), Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse (E), Port Townsend Adventist Church (F), Unity Church of Port Townsend (G), Grace Lutheran Church (H), Saint Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Laurel Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Buckmans Lake (A), Delanty Lake (B), Strangers Lake (C), Moon Lake (D), Gibbs Lake (E), Anderson Lake (F), Sunset Lake (G), Tibbals Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Contractors Creek (A), Salmon Creek (B), Snow Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Discovery Bay include: Anderson Lake State Park (1), Sather Park (2), Old Fort Townsend State Park (3), Chetzemolka Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 9.22. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.22
U.S.:

12.73


Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Discovery Bay, WA

People in group quarters in Discovery Bay in 2000:

  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Discovery Bay compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Discovery Bay CCD (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.16%
Here22.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents33.6%11.0%8.5%8.4%6.0%
Congregations3.4%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.0%4.7%4.1%3.7%15.0%
Congregations3.4%13.8%6.9%3.4%41.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Jefferson County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jefferson County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jefferson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

15.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

20.8%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

9.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($5,587 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.17%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.19% ($104,913 average AGI)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.94% ($67,315)
from Clallam County, WA  0.60% ($30,783)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.11% ($31,992 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.99% ($42,732)
to Clallam County, WA  0.62% ($62,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Discovery Bay:

  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • 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)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Discovery Bay:

  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Discovery Bay:

  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K62FS (Channel 62; PORT TOWNSEND, WA; Owner: VIACOM BROADCASTING OF SEATTLE INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Thomas E Jenkins, Maynard Hill (Lat: 48.016139 Lon: -122.926639), Type: 52.0, Overall height: 52 m
    Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.
  • Thomas E Jenkins, Maynard Hill (Lat: 48.016139 Lon: -122.926639), Type: 52.0, Overall height: 52 m
    Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.955639 Lon: -122.919333, Call Sign: WPXK906
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/2003, Expiration Date: 04/25/2013, Certifier: Stanley M Bronisz
    Registrant: Ewa 2013 0322134439, 17750 Creamery Road Ste B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (800) 482-8282, Fax: (717) 337-9157

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Maynard Hill 5.4 Km W (Lat: 48.016194 Lon: -122.926833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46.7 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: KJY894
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.405 MHz, 159.405 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/2003, Expiration Date: 12/01/2013, Certifier: James H Kelly
    Registrant: Dnr Radio Operations Program, 815 88th Ave, Se, Tumwater, WA 98501, Phone: (360) 902-1478, Fax: (360) 586-0049, Email:
  • Maynard Hill (Lat: 48.016194 Lon: -122.926556), Call Sign: WXX438, Licensee ID: L00317252
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/30/1997, Expiration Date: 04/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2002, Certifier: Anthony J Dibenedetto
    Registrant: Greentree Communications Co., Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: (360) 683-2891

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Maynard Peak 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 48.016194 Lon: -122.926556), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPJC922
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2008
    Registrant: Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 736-8119, Fax: (202) 736-8711, Email:
  • MAYNARD PEAK, Maynard Hill (Lat: 48.015889 Lon: -122.926500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52 m, Call Sign: WQLD339
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2009, Expiration Date: 12/10/2019, Certifier: Tony Hernandez
    Registrant: County Of Jefferson, 81 Elkins Rd, Port Hadlock, WA 98339, Phone: (360) 385-3831, Fax: (360) 379-0513
  • Maynard Hill, Maynard Hill Near Blyn (Lat: 48.016194 Lon: -122.926833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WLI601
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/1998
    Registrant: Dow Lohnes Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2000, Email:


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