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Median resident age:  33.2 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98338

Estimated median household income in 2012: $73,537 (it was $57,682 in 2000)
Graham-Thrift:

$73,537
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,346

Graham-Thrift CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $225,096 (it was $149,100 in 2000)
Graham-Thrift:

$225,096
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $297,442; Detached houses: $340,180; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,436; In 2-unit structures: $612,189; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,018; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,589; Mobile homes: $172,411; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $94,868

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  • White alone - 48,656 (85.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2,242 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2,054 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1,507 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,321 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 642 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 406 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 142 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Graham-Thrift: 207.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Graham-Thrift CCD:  1.3% ($2,000)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (13.7 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (40.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (919.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Graham, WA (0.9 miles ), Frederickson, WA (1.8 miles ), Elk Plain, WA (1.9 miles ), Kapowsin, WA (2.3 miles ), South Hill, WA (2.3 miles ), Orting, WA (2.3 miles ), South Creek, WA (2.4 miles ), Summit View, WA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 47.05 N, Longitude: 122.29 W

Graham-Thrift household income distribution Graham-Thrift home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Graham-Thrift-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 429% 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 17.2 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 13.9 miles away from Graham-Thrift 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 18.9 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 44.4 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 42.3 miles away from Graham-Thrift 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 60.3 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).

Hospitals/medical centers near Graham-Thrift:

  • GRAHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; GRAHAM, WA)
  • GREATER PUYALLUP DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • PUYALLUP COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)

Amtrak station near Graham-Thrift:

  • 15 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Graham-Thrift:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,298)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 14 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 16 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 16 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • Bates Technical College (about 17 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)

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Notable locations in Graham-Thrift: Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsmens Club (A), Tacoma Sportsmens Club (B), Three Hundred Fourth Street Landfill (C), Hidden Valley Landfill (D), Lipoma Firs Golf Course (E), Pierce County Fire District 21 / Graham Fire and Rescue Station 96 (F), South Pierce Fire and Rescue (G), Boeing Fire Department (H), Pierce County Fire Protection District 18 / Orting Fire Department Station 18 - 3 (I), Pierce County Fire Protection District 21 Graham Fire and Rescue Station 4 (J), Pierce County Fire Protection District 21 Graham Fire and Rescue Station 2 (K), Pierce County Fire Protection District 21 Graham Fire and Rescue Station 3 (L), Pierce County Fire Protection District 21 Graham Fire and Rescue Station 5 (M), Pierce County Fire District 6 Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Station 6 - 9 (N), Pierce County Fire Protection District 21 Graham Fire and Rescue Station 91 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Graham-Thrift: Benston Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Trout Lake (A), Benbow Lakes (B), Morgan Lake (C), Stidham Lake (D), Lake Whitman (E), Byron Lake (F), Twin Lakes (G), Twentyseven Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Kings Creek (A), North Fork Ohop Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Graham-Thrift: Pioneer Ball Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
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 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.464
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.64
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
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: 0.3% of all households

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

6.3%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Graham-Thrift, WA

People in group quarters in Graham-Thrift in 2010:

  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Graham-Thrift in 2000:

  • 150 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Graham-Thrift 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 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 (51%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Graham-Thrift CCD (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 Graham-Thrift:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Graham-Thrift:

  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Graham-Thrift:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)


Graham-Thrift on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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