Shadow Lake, Washington

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Population in 2010: 2,262.
Males: 1,186  (52.5%)
Females: 1,076  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

46.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,675
Shadow Lake:

$89,675
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $49,662

Shadow Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $563,600
Shadow Lake:

$563,600
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $726,768; detached houses: $768,062; mobile homes: $316,183

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,382.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shadow Lake: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.4%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Black residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shadow Lake, WA (2010)
    • 1,98087.5%White alone
    • 1054.6%Two or more races
    • 833.7%Hispanic
    • 401.8%Asian alone
    • 241.1%Black alone
    • 221.0%American Indian alone
    • 80.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (12.2%), German (9.8%), Canadian (7.7%), Norwegian (7.4%), English (5.1%), European (4.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

216 residents are foreign born (5.4% North America).

This place:

7.9%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,460 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,004 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tahoma-Maple Valley, WA (1.2 miles , pop. 52,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (15.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (940.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tahoma-Maple Valley, WA (1.1 miles ),
Maple Valley, WA (1.6 miles ),
Covington, WA (1.7 miles ),
Hobart, WA (1.8 miles ),
Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA (1.8 miles ),
Danville, WA (1.8 miles),
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA (2.3 miles ),
Ravensdale, WA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 47.40 N, Longitude: 122.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 425

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

3.6%
Washington:

5.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.3. This is worse than average.

City:

90.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.43
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00394. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00394
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Shadow Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% 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 22.7 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 32.2 miles away from Shadow Lake 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 13.7 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 59.6 miles away from Shadow Lake 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 33.6 miles away from Shadow Lake center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from Shadow Lake 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 King County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Shadow Lake:

  • BENSON HEIGHTS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • TALBOT CENTER FOR REHAB AND HEAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RENTON, WA)
  • VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RENTON, WA)
  • KENT COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS /KENT CERT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KENT, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE HOME SERVICES - KING COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; RENTON, WA)
  • NKC KENT KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; KENT, WA)

Amtrak stations near Shadow Lake:

  • 19 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

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

  • Renton Technical College (about 8 miles; Renton, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,549)
  • Green River Community College (about 9 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Highline Community College (about 11 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Bellevue College (about 14 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 17 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • Seattle University (about 19 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • Seattle Central College (about 19 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,825)

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King 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:

73.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Shadow Lake:

Marital status in Shadow Lake, WA
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Shadow Lake:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Shadow Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shadow Lake, WA (based on King County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
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: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
Here:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
King County:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
Washington:

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

14.6%
Washington:

13.9%

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shadow Lake:

  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, 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)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, 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.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shadow Lake:

  • 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.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, 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)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Shadow Lake:

  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K03FA (Channel 3; ISSAQUAH, ETC., WA; Owner: KING CTY. T.V. RECPT. DIST. #2)
  • K10LA (Channel 10; ISSAQUAH, ETC., WA; Owner: KING CTY. T.V. RECPT. DIST. #2)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.3mTotal length
  • $13,968,000Total costs
  • 97,888Total average daily traffic
  • 9,984Total average daily truck traffic
  • 114,136Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shadow Lake, WA
  • 47.7%Electricity
  • 24.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.0%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shadow Lake, WA
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Shadow Lake compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Shadow Lake on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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