Fords Prairie, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,959. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
Males: 1,056  (53.9%)
Females: 903  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98531.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,150 (it was $42,927 in 2000)
Fords Prairie:

$54,150
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,066 (it was $21,610 in 2000)

Fords Prairie CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $177,774 (it was $124,400 in 2000)
Fords Prairie:

$177,774
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $175,818; Detached houses: $230,456; Mobile homes: $61,491

Median gross rent in 2016: $978.

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  • Races in Fords Prairie, WA (2010)

    Fords Prairie races chart
    • 1,71687.6%White alone
    • 1276.5%Hispanic
    • 422.1%Two or more races
    • 381.9%Asian alone
    • 170.9%American Indian alone
    • 100.5%Black alone
    • 50.3%Other race alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Fords Prairie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fords Prairie: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Welsh (22.1%), German (16.9%), American (12.0%), English (4.6%), Swedish (2.9%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 175 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 502 people per square mile   (low).

Fords Prairie,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fords Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fords Prairie CDP:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

205 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This place:

8.8%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,925 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,701 (0.9%)

Fords Prairie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (36.7 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (68.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (908.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Centralia, WA (1.5 miles ), Grand Mound, WA (2.1 miles ), Chehalis, WA (2.4 miles ), Rochester, WA (2.7 miles ), Bucoda, WA (2.7 miles ), Newaukum, WA (3.0 miles ), Chehalis Village, WA (3.1 miles ), Bunker, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 46.74 N, Longitude: 123.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Fords Prairie household income distribution Fords Prairie home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Fords Prairie, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fords Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 164% 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 42.3 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 31.1 miles away from Fords Prairie 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 50.6 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 24.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 436.9 miles away from Fords Prairie 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 368.4 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 7, Winds: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fords Prairie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fords Prairie:

  • SHARON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • RIVERSIDE NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • WA HEALTH CARE CENTER-RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • ASSURED HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • CENTRALIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • LIBERTY CARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • LIBERTY COUNTRY PLACE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)

Amtrak stations near Fords Prairie:

  • 3 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.
  • 20 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 6600 YELM HWY. S.E.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fords Prairie:

  • Centralia College (about 3 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 20 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 24 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 36 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 39 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 39 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 42 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)

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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 2013 was 51.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.978. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.978
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.0%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.9% for Black residents, 51.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 91.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.0%
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: 0.5% of all households
6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Fords Prairie, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Washington average:

11.4

Fords Prairie travel time to work - commute Fords Prairie mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Fords Prairie CDP (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.8%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fords Prairie:

36.5%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Fords Prairie:

27.7
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.8%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fords Prairie:

6.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fords Prairie:

6.7
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.4%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

48.3%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

70.8%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fords Prairie, WA Residents

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 Fords Prairie:

  • KELA (1470 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI (1420 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, 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.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fords Prairie:

  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201GB (88.1 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCED (91.3 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: STATE OF WASH. CENTRALIA COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K254AP (98.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM1 (99.3 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: BLACK HILLS BROADCASTING, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Fords Prairie:

  • KCKA (Channel 15; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K42CM (Channel 42; CENTRALIA, ETC., WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $136,000Total costs
  • 8,832Total average daily traffic
  • 986Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,422Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (4%)

Fords Prairie compared to Washington state average:

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

Fords Prairie on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
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