Peninsula, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 9,048.
Males: 4,362  (48.2%)
Females: 4,686  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

51.0 years
Washington median age:

35.3 years

Zip code: 98631

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,364 (it was $29,438 in 2000)
Peninsula:

$40,364
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,161 (it was $18,540 in 2000)

Peninsula CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $216,429 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Peninsula:

$216,429
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,952; detached houses: $275,254; townhouses or other attached units: $251,792; in 2-unit structures: $141,506; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,646; mobile homes: $141,419; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Peninsula: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Peninsula, WA (2000)
    • 8,09191.7%White alone
    • 3714.2%Hispanic
    • 1742.0%Two or more races
    • 1011.1%American Indian alone
    • 660.7%Asian alone
    • 90.1%Black alone
    • 100.1%Other race alone
    • 50.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 52.2 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile   (very low).

Peninsula, Washington map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Peninsula CCD:

1.0% ($1,122)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (81.7 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (91.9 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (903.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Loomis, WA (1.1 miles),
Long Beach, WA (2.2 miles ),
Ocean Park, WA (2.3 miles ),
Ilwaco, WA (2.7 miles ),
Chinook, WA (3.4 miles ),
Naselle, WA (3.6 miles ),
Bay Center, WA (3.9 miles),
Deep River, WA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.42 N, Longitude: 124.05 W

Distribution of median household income in Peninsula, WA in 2017
Peninsula satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Most common industries in Peninsula, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.5%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.5%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Peninsula, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.2%)
  • Construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)

Average climate in Peninsula, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Peninsula-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 164% 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 93.2 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 83.7 miles away from the city 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 102.3 miles away from Peninsula center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 402.7 miles away from Peninsula 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 332.0 miles away from Peninsula center
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 58.9 miles away from Peninsula 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 Pacific County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Peninsula:

  • OCEAN VIEW CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)
  • PACIFIC SURF REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)
  • SEAVIEW DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peninsula:

  • Centralia College (about 56 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 57 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 68 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 69 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Pacific University (about 77 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • Clark College (about 87 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • University of Portland (about 87 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Peninsula: Adamson Ranch (A), Christon Ranch (B), Goulter Ranch (C), Johnson Ranch (D), Loomis Ranch (E), Ilwaco Port Boat Launch (F), Morehead Boys Camp (G), North Jetty (H), Pacific Park (I), Peninsula Golf Course (J), Andersens Recreational Vehicle Park (K), Pegs Recreational Vehicle Park (L), Raine Ranch (M), Rasmason Ranch (N), Riiho Park (O), Pacific Beach (P), Port of Ilwaco Marina (Q), Ilwaco Sewage Treatment Plant (R), Long Beach Sewage Treatment Plant (S), Pugh Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Peninsula include: Family Worship Center (A), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (B), Pacific Bible Church (C), Anchor Baptist Mission (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Ocean Beach Christian Fellowship Church (F), Peninsula Church of the Nazarene (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), New Hope Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ilwaco Cemetery (1), Lone Fir Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Litschke Lake (A), Loomis Lake (B), Lost Lake (C), Mallard Lake (D), Pauls Lake (E), Breaker Lake (F), Briscoe Lake (G), McKenzie Head Lagoon (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tarlatt Slough (A), Albers Slough (B), Giles Slough (C), Pauls Slough (D), Stackpole Slough (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Peninsula include: Wreckage Park Zoo (1), Leadbetter Point State Park (2), Loomis Lake State Park (3), Pacific Pines State Park (4), Cape Disappointment State Park (5), Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pacific 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:

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

47.4%
Whole state:

66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.5%
Whole state:

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.6%
61 people in nursing homes in 2000
10 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Peninsula:

Marital status in Peninsula, WA
  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Peninsula:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peninsula, WA (based on Pacific County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7282
Mainline Protestant1,51516
Evangelical Protestant1,24420
Other8214
None14,612-
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: 9
Pacific County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pacific County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pacific County:

30.6%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Washington:

13.9%

8.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, WA  0.81% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Grays Harbor County, WA  0.59% ($24,872)
from King County, WA  0.46% ($76,162)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.61% ($31,563 average AGI)
to Clark County, WA  0.50% ($80,744)
to Clatsop County, OR  0.46% ($27,028)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peninsula:

  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peninsula:

  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KVAS (103.9 FM; ILWACO, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KAQX (94.3 FM; LONG BEACH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peninsula, WA
  • 71.8%Electricity
  • 15.1%Wood
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peninsula, WA
  • 86.0%Electricity
  • 8.5%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Utility gas


Peninsula compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Peninsula on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bus drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
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