Ethel, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 2,985.
Males: 1,529  (51.2%)
Females: 1,456  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98542

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,904 (it was $34,901 in 2000)
Ethel:

$39,904
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,428 (it was $14,408 in 2000)

Ethel CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $186,922 (it was $130,400 in 2000)
Ethel:

$186,922
WA:

$250,800
  • Races in Ethel, WA (2000)

    Ethel races chart
    • 2,56392.2%White alone
    • 983.5%Hispanic
    • 531.9%Two or more races
    • 491.8%American Indian alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Black alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ethel: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 55.3 square miles.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (very low).

Ethel, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Ethel:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ethel CCD:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.6%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ethel, Washington as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ethel to the number of sex offenders is 1,493 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Ethel CCD:  1.0% ($1,288)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Ethel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (43.0 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (68.0 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (888.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Onalaska, WA (2.2 miles ), Toledo, WA (2.6 miles ), Jackson Prairie, WA (2.8 miles ), Winlock, WA (3.1 miles ), Napavine, WA (3.1 miles ), Olequa, WA (3.3 miles ), Mossyrock, WA (3.5 miles ), Vader, WA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 46.50 N, Longitude: 122.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Ethel household income distribution Ethel home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Personal and laundry services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Ethel: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ethel, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ethel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 170% 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 52.8 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 41.2 miles away from Ethel 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 59.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 425.4 miles away from the city center
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 45.1 miles away from Ethel center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 358.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ethel:

  • FMC CHEHALIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CHEHALIS, WA)
  • ST HELEN HOSP (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CHEHALIS, WA)

Airports located in Ethel:

Amtrak station near Ethel:

  • 18 miles: CENTRALIA (210 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ethel:

  • Centralia College (about 19 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 27 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 38 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 42 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 47 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 47 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 48 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)

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Notable locations in Ethel: Cowlitz Trout Hatchery (A), Cowlitz Prairie Grange (B), Upper Cowlitz School (C), Alpine Dairy (D), Lewis County Fire District 2 Station 3 (E), Mount Saint Helens Visitors Center (F), Jackson House (G), Lewis County Fire District 5 Station 3 (H), Lewis County Fire District 8 Station 3 (I), Lewis County Fire Protection District 8 Salkum Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ethel: Saint Francis Xavier Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Blue Creek (A), Jack Welches Creek (B), Jones Creek (C), Mill Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Alexander Creek (F), Baker Creek (G), Skook Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ethel include: Jackson Court House State Park (1), Lewis and Clark State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lewis 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 38.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 9.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

13.4%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

4.6%
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Ethel compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Washington average:

11.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • 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 Ethel CCD (based on Lewis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,96166
Catholic8,10210
Other4,63716
Mainline Protestant3,62120
None47,134-
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: 26
Lewis County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Lewis County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Lewis County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

34.4%
Washington:

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

10.0%
State:

13.9%

5.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Thurston County, WA  1.47% ($28,931 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.57% ($32,258)
from King County, WA  0.44% ($38,692)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.42% ($33,872 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.40% ($32,657)
to Pierce County, WA  0.38% ($26,608)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ethel:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI (1420 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KELA (1470 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ethel:

  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ethel:

  • KCKA (Channel 15; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K42CM (Channel 42; CENTRALIA, ETC., WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Edward G Roach, 1739 U.S. Highway 12 (Lat: 46.534167 Lon: -122.706944), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, 1739 U.S. Highway 12 (Lat: 46.534167 Lon: -122.706944), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, 1739 U.S. Highway 12 (Lat: 46.534167 Lon: -122.706944), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 0000000000

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD7OW, Licensee ID: L01404025
    Grant Date: 05/29/2008, Expiration Date: 08/26/2018, Certifier: Judy E Wright
    Registrant: Judy E Wright, 1784 Us Hwy 12, Ethel, WA 98542
  • Call Sign: KD7OX, Licensee ID: L01407820
    Grant Date: 06/12/2008, Expiration Date: 09/10/2018, Certifier: Marian E Rickards
    Registrant: Marian E Rickards, Ethel, WA 98542-0408
  • Call Sign: KL0NP, Previous Call Sign: N2XGV, Licensee ID: L00544380
    Grant Date: 02/27/2004, Expiration Date: 02/27/2014
    Registrant: William S Koenig, 187 A Tucker Road, Ethel, WA 98542
  • Call Sign: KF7AUC, Licensee ID: L01473425
    Grant Date: 03/10/2009, Expiration Date: 03/10/2019, Certifier: Richard D Woodruff
    Registrant: Richard D Woodruff, 104 Pinkerton Rd, Ethel, WA 98542
  • Call Sign: KF7ZPW, Licensee ID: L01747836
    Grant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/21/2022, Certifier: Lawrence M Fogde
    Registrant: Lawrence M Fogde, Ethel, WA 98542

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1224Y , Serial Number: 15059624, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1962
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard R Cole, 301 Larmon Rd, Ethel, WA 98542, Other Owners: Pamela M Cole
  • Aircraft: BERNIER GORDON L WAG AERO SPOTSMN 2+2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FORD CONVERSION (60 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 775GB , Serial Number: 169, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Lance W Christiansen, Po Box 404, Ethel, WA 98542
  • Aircraft: TEMCO GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78316 , Serial Number: 2316, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Lance W Christiansen, Po Box 404, Ethel, WA 98542
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8340P , Serial Number: 24-3595, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 404, Ethel, WA 98542

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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