McKenna, Washington

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Population in 2010: 716.
Males: 379  (53.0%)
Females: 337  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98558.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,278
McKenna:

$69,278
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,540

McKenna CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $300,200
McKenna:

$300,200
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $279,545; detached houses: $353,629; mobile homes: $157,248

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,209.

March 2019 cost of living index in McKenna: 111.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.7%
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  • Races in McKenna, WA (2010)
    • 62787.6%White alone
    • 354.9%Hispanic
    • 314.3%Two or more races
    • 142.0%Black alone
    • 60.8%Asian alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (8.3%), German (5.7%), Norwegian (4.7%), American (3.9%), Irish (2.9%), African (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 305 feet

1 resident is foreign born

This place:

0.1%
Washington:

13.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (14.6 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (48.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (915.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Yelm, WA (1.6 miles ),
North Yelm, WA (1.6 miles ),
Roy, WA (2.2 miles ),
Rainier, WA (2.7 miles ),
Nisqually Indian Community, WA (2.7 miles ),
South Creek, WA (3.0 miles ),
Elk Plain, WA (3.4 miles ),
DuPont, WA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 46.94 N, Longitude: 122.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Distribution of median household income in McKenna, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in McKenna, WA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

McKenna-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 161% 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 21.9 miles away from McKenna 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 10.8 miles away from McKenna 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 28.4 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 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 456.4 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 40.6 miles away from McKenna 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 Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in McKenna:

  • NISQUALLY VALLEY CARE CENTER (P O BOX 370)

Other hospitals and medical centers near McKenna:

  • ROO-LAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • PARKLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • PANORAMA CITY CONV AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB CENTER- LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • GRAHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; GRAHAM, WA)
  • MOTHER JOSEPH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE MOTHER JOSEPH CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OLYMPIA, WA)

Amtrak station near McKenna:

  • 12 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 McKenna:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 16 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 17 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 17 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 19 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 21 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 22 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 23 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)

Public elementary/middle school in McKenna:

  • MCKENNA ELEMENTARY (Location: 35120 SR 507 SE, Grades: KG-6)

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Notable location: Pierce County Fire District 17 Station 4 (A). 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in McKenna and their reported violations in the past:

CAMPO VERDE STREET & WATER ASSN (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
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: 0.0% of all households
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in McKenna:

Marital status in McKenna, WA
  • Never married: 2.7%
  • Now married: 77.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in McKenna:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.9
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McKenna, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
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: 132
Here:

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.
Washington:

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
Here:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pierce County:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

14.1%
Washington:

13.9%

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Businesses in McKenna, WA

  • Chevrolet: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in McKenna:

  • 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.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McKenna:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KWFJ (89.7 FM; ROY, WA; Owner: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around McKenna:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)

McKenna fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2017 08:45 PM, Sr-507, Lat: 46.937269, Lon: -122.554603, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 3, 2012 07:31 AM, Sr-507, Sr-702, Lat: 46.937850, Lon: -122.554125, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 6, 1998 02:45 AM, Sr-507, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • $5,325,000Total costs
  • 41,990Total average daily traffic
  • 2,098Total average daily truck traffic
  • 68,360Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in McKenna)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MCKENNA, 1 Mi Ne Of Mckenna (Lat: 46.943722 Lon: -122.547889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 90.5 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQQD237,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022, Certifier: Tim Lenk, Registrant: Pierce County, 2501 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409, Phone: (253) 798-7012, Email:
  • SE33XC156, 1 Mi Ne Of Mckenna (Lat: 46.943722 Lon: -122.547889), Type: Upole, Structure height: 90.5 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQRP848,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2013, Expiration Date: 07/03/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 2.4 Miles West Of Bossburg (Lat: 48.759333 Lon: -118.093861), Call Sign: KNKM895,
    Assigned Frequencies: 459.550 MHz, Expiration Date: 11/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 10/26/1999, Registrant: Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc., Po Box 9901, Vancouver, WA 98668, Phone: (360) 905-6839

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in McKenna)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: KOMKO RANDY M HOMEBUILT-U II (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW-100 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102RW , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 01/24/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Randy M Komko, Po Box 285, Mckenna, WA 98558
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4070C , Serial Number: 108-5070, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 01/27/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Mccormicks Air Repair Inc, Po Box 489, Mckenna, WA 98558
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60558 , Serial Number: 15070401, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 01/23/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald G Wright, Po Box 1242, Mckenna, WA 98558
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/13/2018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66232 , Serial Number: 15075938, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 311, Mckenna, WA 98558
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/15/2018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 997MB , Serial Number: 15064185, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 1242, Mckenna, WA 98558
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/25/2019
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206C (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29154 , Serial Number: U206-1123, Year manufactured: 1968, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Collins, Po Box 103, Mckenna, WA 98558
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/16/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in McKenna, WA
  • 77.2%Electricity
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in McKenna, WA
  • 52.1%Electricity
  • 47.9%Wood


McKenna compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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.

McKenna on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
There are 3 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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