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Median resident age:  41.0 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98612

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,029 (it was $35,917 in 2000)
Skamokawa:

$40,029
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,820

Skamokawa CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,425 (it was $105,400 in 2000)
Skamokawa:

$134,425
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $180,016; Detached houses: $209,307; Mobile homes: $142,617; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $95,118
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Skamokawa races chart
  • White alone - 489 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Skamokawa: 175.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 26 feet




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

Skamokawa CCD:  1.0% ($1,079)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (55.6 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (61.9 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (882.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Upper Elochoman, WA (1.7 miles) , Skamokawa Valley, WA (2.1 miles ), Lower Elochoman, WA (2.2 miles) , Cathlamet-Elochoman, WA (2.5 miles) , Cathlamet, WA (2.5 miles ), East Cathlamet, WA (2.5 miles ), Puget Island, WA (2.8 miles) , Westport, OR (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 46.28 N, Longitude: 123.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Skamokawa household income distribution Skamokawa home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Water transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (20%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (23%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Skamokawa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 291% 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 77.4 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 66.0 miles away from Skamokawa 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 85.4 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 53.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from Skamokawa center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 61.1 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 Wahkiakum County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Skamokawa:

  • COLUMBIA VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CATHLAMET, WA)
  • COLUMBIA VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CATHLAMET, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Skamokawa, WA

Airports located in Skamokawa:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skamokawa:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 21 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,579)
  • Pacific University (about 54 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,905)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 55 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,017)
  • Clark College (about 56 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 6,136)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 57 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,271)
  • University of Portland (about 57 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,227)
  • Portland State University (about 62 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 16,722)

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Notable locations in Skamokawa: Camp 2 (A), Family Camp (B), Incline Lookout (C), Elochoman Hatchery (D), Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds (E), Harper (F), Redmen Hall and River Life Interpretive Center (G), Wahkiakum Fire District 2 Skamokawa Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alger Creek (A), Bell Canyon Creek (B), Brooks Slough (C), Clear Creek (D), Duck Creek (E), East Fork Elochoman River (F), Ellison Slough (G), Elochoman Slough (H), Falk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Skamokawa: Columbian White-Tailed Deer National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Friends of Skamokawa Redmen Ha (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1394 West State Road 4) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Wahkiakum 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 Skamokawa and their reported violations in the past:

SKAMOKAWA VISTA PARK (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1997)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

9.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Skamokawa, WA

Skamokawa compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (43%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Skamokawa CCD (based on Wahkiakum County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.56%
Here24.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents26.6%18.4%13.4%10.4%31.1%
Congregations-11.1%22.2%11.1%55.6%
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: 1
Wahkiakum County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wahkiakum County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wahkiakum County:

28.1%
Washington:

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

16.0%
State:

13.9%

9.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.74%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cowlitz County, WA  1.72% ($35,958 average AGI)
from Pacific County, WA  0.86% ($47,750)


5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cowlitz County, WA  1.42% ($29,105 average AGI)
to Pacific County, WA  0.90% ($25,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skamokawa:

  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBAM (1270 AM; 5 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skamokawa:

  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB7NUI, Licensee ID: L00355355
    Grant Date: 05/09/2001, Expiration Date: 08/06/2011
    Registrant: David L Hjaltalin, 222 W Valley Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Call Sign: KC7WVJ, Licensee ID: L00515918
    Grant Date: 04/02/2007, Expiration Date: 05/29/2017, Certifier: Charles D Parker
    Registrant: Charles D Parker, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Call Sign: KC7YFD, Licensee ID: L01275480
    Grant Date: 04/25/2007, Expiration Date: 06/18/2017, Certifier: Levi D Helms
    Registrant: Levi D Helms, 66 E Valley Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Call Sign: N7RHJ
    Grant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 04/30/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2003
    Registrant: George W Gray, Skamokawa, WA 98647-0134
  • Call Sign: KE7WFM, Licensee ID: L01434534
    Grant Date: 10/02/2008, Expiration Date: 10/02/2018, Certifier: Kathleen Morgain
    Registrant: Kathleen Morgain, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Call Sign: KE7WFN, Licensee ID: L01435113
    Grant Date: 10/02/2008, Expiration Date: 10/02/2018, Certifier: Steven Morgain
    Registrant: Steven Morgain, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Call Sign: KF7DLM, Licensee ID: L01501490
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: Darren C Droullard
    Registrant: Darren C Droullard, 18 Vaughn Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2978C , Serial Number: 30878, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Albert R Holmquist, 299 E Valley Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3166A , Serial Number: 25810, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle O Gribskov, 123 Middle Valley Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647


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