Lake Quinault, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 810.
Males: 426  (52.7%)
Females: 384  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98552

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,191 (it was $35,893 in 2000)
Lake Quinault:

$44,191
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,551 (it was $17,627 in 2000)

Lake Quinault CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $131,532 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Lake Quinault:

$131,532
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $152,755; Detached houses: $173,262; Mobile homes: $95,003
Lake Quinault races chart
  • White alone - 628 (82.3%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (9.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Quinault: 154.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 207.1 square miles.

Population density: 3.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Quinault, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Quinault:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Quinault CCD:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

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

Lake Quinault CCD:  1.3% ($1,019)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Lake Quinault satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (60.4 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (68.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (963.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Neilton, WA (2.4 miles ), Amanda Park, WA (2.6 miles ), Humptulips, WA (4.0 miles ), Wishkah, WA (4.1 miles ), Quinault Reservation, WA (4.4 miles ), Qui-nai-elt Village, WA (4.8 miles) , Olympic, WA (4.8 miles ), Santiago, WA (4.8 miles) .

Latitude: 47.41 N, Longitude: 123.76 W

Area code: 360

Lake Quinault household income distribution Lake Quinault home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Lake Quinault, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Quinault, Washington average temperatures Lake Quinault, Washington average precipitation Lake Quinault, Washington humidity Lake Quinault, Washington wind speed Lake Quinault, Washington snowfall Lake Quinault, Washington sunshine Lake Quinault, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Lake Quinault-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 145% 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 60.2 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 59.8 miles away from Lake Quinault 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 67.3 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 34.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 472.5 miles away from Lake Quinault 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 401.8 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 Grays Harbor County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Quinault:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 44 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 48 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Peninsula College (about 51 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Olympic College (about 54 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 59 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 60 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 61 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)

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Notable locations in Lake Quinault: Humptulips Guard Station (A), Coho Campground (B), Campbell Tree Grove Campground (C), Campbell Shelter (D), Campell Shelter (E), Humptulips Guard Station (F), Willaby Creek Forest Camp (G), Mulkey Shelter (H), Falls Creek Work Center (I), East Fork Shelter (J), Campbell Tree Grove Campground (K), Wynoochee Dam Visitor Center (L), Humptulips Ridge Lookout (M), Quinault Ranger Station (N), Falls Creek Forest Camp (O), Colonel Bob Lookout (P), Lake Quinault Volunteer Fire Department Grays Harbor Fire District 4 Neilton Station (Q), Pacific Ranger District - Quinault Office (R), Lake Quinault Historical Society and Museum (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lake Quinault: Quinault Valley Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bunch Lake (A), Discovery Lake (B), Elk Lake (C), Klone Lakes (D), Wynoochee Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Big Creek (A), Canoe Creek (B), Chester Creek (C), Eleanor Creek (D), Elk Creek (E), Falls Creek (F), Finley Creek (G), Flatbottom Creek (H), Grouse Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake Quinault: Quinault Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Grays Harbor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  43.1%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

16.0%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

4.6%

Lake Quinault compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Wood (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (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 Lake Quinault CCD (based on Grays Harbor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.79%
Here: 30.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents35.2%9.5%9.3%7.5%7.1%
Congregations9.6%6.0%14.5%6.0%6.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents6.9%4.9%3.4%2.8%13.4%
Congregations10.8%6.0%1.2%3.6%36.1%
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: 25
Grays Harbor County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Grays Harbor County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Grays Harbor County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grays Harbor County:

33.8%
Washington:

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

18.4%
State:

13.9%

6.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Thurston County, WA  1.15% ($37,328 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.76% ($40,573)
from Pierce County, WA  0.65% ($35,902)


6.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.16%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Thurston County, WA  1.22% ($34,961 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.60% ($36,367)
to Pierce County, WA  0.45% ($29,543)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Quinault:

  • 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.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXRO (1320 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Quinault:

  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
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