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Population in 2010: 29. Population change since 2000: +38.1%
Males: 17  (61.9%)
Females: 12  (38.1%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 98330

Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,529 (it was $13,750 in 2000)
Elbe:

$17,529
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,016

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $143,421 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Elbe:

$143,421
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,339; Detached houses: $176,339
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  • White alone - 28 (96.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (3.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elbe: 269.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Polish (38.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1211 feet

Land area: 0.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,130 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elbe:

  • Unemployed: 100.0%

For population 15 years and over in Elbe CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 100.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elbe, Washington as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elbe to the number of sex offenders is 29 to 1.


Elbe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (31.8 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (59.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (899.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Alder, WA (2.3 miles ), La Grande, WA (2.8 miles) , Eatonville, WA (2.8 miles ), Ashford, WA (2.9 miles ), Mineral, WA (3.0 miles) , Morton, WA (3.9 miles ), Kapowsin, WA (3.9 miles ), South Creek, WA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 46.76 N, Longitude: 122.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)



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Earthquake activity:

Elbe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 677% 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 36.5 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 29.0 miles away from Elbe 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 38.8 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 53.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Elbe 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 76.9 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 Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Elbe:

  • MORTON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 16 miles away; MORTON, WA)
  • MORTON HOSPITAL - L T C U (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MORTON, WA)
  • MORTON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MORTON, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Elbe, WA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elbe:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 29 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,298)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 32 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 34 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 36 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Bates Technical College (about 36 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 37 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 38 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)

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Hotel: Hobo Inn (54106 Mountain Hy East).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.1. This is about average.
City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

33.1
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  45.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

0.0%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Elbe compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000


Elbe travel time to work - commute


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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elbe CDP (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here29.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
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: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

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

14.1%
State:

13.9%

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.41%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  2.51% ($46,071 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.41% ($37,310)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.27% ($42,426)


7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($980 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  2.04% ($40,128 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.63% ($42,336)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($42,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elbe:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • 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.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elbe:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Elbe:

  • K02LE (Channel 2; ASHFORD, ETC., WA; Owner: PIERCE CTY.TV RECEPT.IMPROVE.DIST.1)
  • K09SB (Channel 9; ASHFORD, ETC., WA; Owner: PIERCE CTY.TV RECEPT.IMPROVE.DIST.1)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 18599 State Route 706 East (Lat: 46.772333 Lon: -122.191500), Structure height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA280
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2005, Expiration Date: 05/15/2015
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Har Junct Sr7/Sr705 (Lat: 46.766889 Lon: -122.195167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQOX364
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.53000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2022, Certifier: Tim Mcdowell
    Registrant: Cascade Federal Licensing Service, 18610 Ivan St Sw, Rochester, WA 98579, Phone: (360) 858-7091, Email:
  • TEMPORARY FIXED, Lat: 46.778333 Lon: -122.255000, Call Sign: WQPM835
    Assigned Frequencies: 771.131 MHz, 772.056 MHz, 772.681 MHz, 773.231 MHz, 773.731 MHz, 771.556 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/02/2022, Certifier: Tim Lenk
    Registrant: Sparling, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101-1853, Phone: (206) 667-0555, Fax: (206) 667-0554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7UXV, Licensee ID: L00589650
    Grant Date: 10/24/2012, Expiration Date: 12/29/2022, Certifier: Elizabeth A Samuelson
    Registrant: Elizabeth A Samuelson, 20409 Sr 706e, Elbe, WA 98330
  • Call Sign: W7OUI, Licensee ID: L00338789
    Grant Date: 03/21/2011, Expiration Date: 06/18/2021, Certifier: Donald W Samuelson
    Registrant: Donald W Samuelson, 20409 Sr 706, Elbe, WA 98330

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: KAST E F/KAST B/KAST D SKYBOLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 10LB , Serial Number: KAST1, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1995
    Registrant (Partnership): Evan F Kast, Po Box 58, Elbe, WA 98330, Other Owners: Brian E Kast, David A Kast
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71836 , Serial Number: 3263, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1955
    Registrant (Partnership): Brian E Kast, Po Box 344, Elbe, WA 98330, Other Owners: Dave A Kast
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7264Q , Serial Number: 17260564, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1972
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gayle W Adams, Po Box 802, Elbe, WA 98330, Other Owners: Cora L Adams


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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