Mineral, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 3,865.
Males: 1,975  (51.1%)
Females: 1,890  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98356

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,363 (it was $32,679 in 2000)
Mineral:

$37,363
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,489 (it was $16,112 in 2000)

Mineral CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,656 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Mineral:

$150,656
WA:

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

    Mineral races chart
    • 3,41094.7%White alone
    • 882.4%Hispanic
    • 391.1%American Indian alone
    • 391.1%Two or more races
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mineral: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 432.7 square miles.

Population density: 8.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Mineral, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Mineral:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mineral CCD:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

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

Mineral CCD:  0.9% ($910)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Mineral satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (25.4 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (65.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (895.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Alder, WA (2.9 miles ), Morton, WA (3.0 miles ), Elbe, WA (3.0 miles) , La Grande, WA (3.3 miles) , Mossyrock, WA (3.5 miles ), Eatonville, WA (3.7 miles ), Ashford, WA (4.0 miles ), Onalaska, WA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.68 N, Longitude: 122.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Mineral, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mineral-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 167% 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 40.3 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 30.7 miles away from Mineral 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 44.1 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 50.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 443.7 miles away from Mineral center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 20.1 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 Mineral:

  • MORTON GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MORTON, WA)
  • MORTON HOSPITAL - L T C U (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MORTON, WA)
  • MORTON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MORTON, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mineral:

  • Centralia College (about 30 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 33 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 34 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 36 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 36 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 37 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 40 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)

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Notable location: Lewis Conty Fire District 9 Mineral Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Mineral Lake (A). Display/hide its location 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
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Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.8%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Washington average:

11.3

Mineral travel time to work - commute Mineral mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mineral 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 Mineral:

  • 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.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mineral:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, 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)
  • 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)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Storm King Mountain 5 Mi S (Lat: 46.648444 Lon: -122.158444), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KQS550
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.625 MHz, 155.625 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021Registrant: Lewis County Department Of Central Services, 542 Center St., Chehalis, WA 98532, Phone: (360) 740-1292, Email:
  • Mineral Hill 2km N Of (Lat: 46.743444 Lon: -122.167889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WPYY615
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHzGrant Date: 09/05/2013, Expiration Date: 12/02/2023, Certifier: Jay E SchmiererRegistrant: State Of Washington, 2803 156th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007, Phone: (425) 401-7800, Fax: (425) 401-7847, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 1.84 Mi Nne From Int Of Mineral Hill Rd And Mineral Road N (Lat: 46.743139 Lon: -122.169250), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WPJD465
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/22/2022Registrant: City Of Tacoma / Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 So. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409-3192, Phone: (253) 502-8727, Fax: (253) 396-3120, Email:
  • Mineral Hill, Mineral Hill; 2 Km Nne Of Mineral Lake (Lat: 46.743444 Lon: -122.167889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 35.6 m, Call Sign: WPVN873
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.550 MHzGrant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2014, Certifier: Terry C MillerRegistrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater Wa, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • Mineral Peak, Mineral Pk 3.1km Nnw (Lat: 46.743556 Lon: -122.168139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQJI860
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2008, Expiration Date: 09/24/2018, Certifier: Tim McdowellRegistrant: State Of; Dot Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mineral)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mineral that have no violations reported:

  • MOUNT RAINIER SCENIC RAILROAD (Population served: 443, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MINERAL LIONS DEN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MINERAL SCHOOL (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Mineral, WA

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2

Mineral compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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