Skokomish, Washington

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Population in 2010: 617. Population change since 2000: +0.2%
Males: 337  (54.6%)
Females: 280  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  30.3 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98584.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,704 (it was $24,038 in 2000)
Skokomish:

$27,704
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,875 (it was $9,548 in 2000)

Skokomish CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,235 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Skokomish:

$71,235
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $82,050; Detached houses: $90,409; Mobile homes: $51,099

Median gross rent in 2012: $691.

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Skokomish races chart
  • American Indian alone - 411 (62.2%)
  • White alone - 131 (19.8%)
  • Black alone - 53 (8.0%)
  • Hispanic - 51 (7.7%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Skokomish: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.2%), Irish (6.2%), Norwegian (3.3%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 6.66 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (very low).

Skokomish,WA real estate house value index trend

Skokomish, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Skokomish:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 24.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skokomish CDP:

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 34.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $775 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (0.7%)

Skokomish satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (31.9 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (43.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (949.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Skokomish Reservation, WA (0.9 miles ), Hoodsport, WA (2.3 miles ), Olympic, WA (2.4 miles ), Shelton, WA (2.9 miles ), Tahuya, WA (3.5 miles ), Kamilche, WA (3.7 miles ), Grapeview, WA (3.9 miles ), Allyn-Grapeview, WA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 47.33 N, Longitude: 123.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Skokomish household income distribution Skokomish home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (22%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (27%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Skokomish, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Skokomish-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 31.4 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 31.9 miles away from Skokomish 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 38.7 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 19.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 474.0 miles away from Skokomish 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 74.5 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: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Skokomish topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Skokomish:

  • FIR LANE HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHELTON, WA)
  • FMC SHELTON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SHELTON, WA)
  • SHELTON HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHELTON, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skokomish:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 20 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 24 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Olympic College (about 30 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 30 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 31 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 33 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 33 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)

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Mason 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 24.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.5%
(60.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Black residents, 68.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.1% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  16.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Skokomish compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Skokomish CDP (based on Mason County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.51%
Here: 23.5%
USA: 50.2%

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%

7.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Mason County:

0.06%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kitsap County, WA  1.40% ($37,278 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  1.25% ($34,861)
from Pierce County, WA  0.77% ($49,679)


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.46% ($34,826 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  1.28% ($41,338)
to Pierce County, WA  0.67% ($39,510)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skokomish:

  • 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 Skokomish:

  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, 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.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Skokomish:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
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