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Mason County

Population in July 2007: 6,212.
Males: 3,142  (50.6%)
Females: 3,070  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $42,831 (it was $35,918 in 2000)
Olympic:

$42,831
Washington:

$56,835
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,726

Olympic CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $189,589 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Olympic:

$189,589
Washington:

$256,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $221,107; Detached houses: $255,515; Townhouses or other attached units: $76,376; Mobile homes: $149,579; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $197,983

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  • White alone - 4,970 (91.7%)
  • Two or more races - 182 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 109 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 87 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 50 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Olympic: 183.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 584.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Olympic:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olympic CCD:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Washington:  12.2%

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

Olympic CCD:  0.9% ($973)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Olympic satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (37.4 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (47.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (952.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Skokomish Reservation, WA (2.4 miles ), Skokomish, WA (2.4 miles ), Shelton, WA (3.5 miles ), South Shore, WA (3.7 miles ), Tahuya, WA (4.0 miles ), Kamilche, WA (4.0 miles ), McCleary, WA (4.5 miles ), Allyn-Grapeview, WA (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.35 N, Longitude: 123.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Olympic household income distribution Olympic home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Olympic, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Olympic-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 117% 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 36.9 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 37.2 miles away from Olympic 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 20.2 miles away from the city 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 78.8 miles away from Olympic center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 84.3 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 Mason County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Olympic:

  • MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; SHELTON, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Olympic, WA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olympic:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 25 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,271)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 28 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,017)
  • Olympic College (about 34 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 36 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 37 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 38 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 39 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)

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Notable locations in Olympic: Fir Creek Reload (A), Lena Creek Campground (B), Staircase (C), Staircase Campground (D), Jackpot Siding (E), Fir Creek Work Center (F), Dennie Ahl Seed Orchard (G), Camp Govey (H), Simpson State Salmon Hatchery (I), Lake Cushman State Park Campground (J), Lilliwaup Creek Campground (K), George Adams Salmon Hatchery (L), Shelton Trout Hatchery (M), Church Creek Shelter (N), Camp Roland (O), Camp Pleasant (P), Camp Harps Shelter (Q), Camp 3 (R), Brown Creek Campground (S), Big Log Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Olympic include: Skokomish Community Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Shelton Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Hood Canal Community Church (D), Saint Germains Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kent Lake (A), Miller Pond (B), Clear Lake (C), Goober Pond (D), Upper Jefferson Lake (E), Upper Elk Lake (F), Panhandle Lake (G), Flapjack Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baker Creek (A), Big Creek (B), Bingham Creek (C), Boulder Creek (D), Brown Creek (E), Church Creek (F), Clark Creek (G), Copper Creek (H), Dalby Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Olympic include: Hoodsport Trail State Park (1), Lake Cushman State Park (2), Schafer State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Mason 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:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.1%

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:

11.6%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Olympic, WA


30 people in other group homes in 2000

Olympic compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Olympic (based on Mason County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.51%
Here23.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents30.4%13.7%7.4%6.8%6.4%
Congregations3.1%12.5%6.3%12.5%3.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents6.1%5.8%3.8%3.4%16.2%
Congregations6.3%6.3%9.4%3.1%37.5%
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: 6
Mason County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Mason County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mason County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.9%
Washington:

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

13.7%
State:

13.9%

10.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.62%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($595 average AGI)
Mason County:

0.14%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kitsap County, WA  2.18% ($43,567 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  1.79% ($40,155)
from King County, WA  1.23% ($51,156)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
Mason County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Thurston County, WA  1.92% ($40,089 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  1.36% ($34,351)
to King County, WA  0.75% ($34,710)

Strongest AM radio stations in Olympic:

  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olympic:

  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, 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.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Olympic:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)


Olympic on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
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