Skokomish, Washington

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Population in 2010: 617.
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
Males: 326  (52.9%)
Females: 291  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

24.6 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98584.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,882 (it was $24,038 in 2000)
Skokomish:

$50,882
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,066 (it was $9,548 in 2000)

Skokomish CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,717 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Skokomish:

$127,717
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $142,098; detached houses: $146,023; mobile homes: $139,014

Median gross rent in 2019: $551.

March 2019 cost of living index in Skokomish: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.8%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.5% for American Indian residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Skokomish, WA (2019)
    • 41666.5%American Indian alone
    • 9615.3%White alone
    • 9615.3%Two or more races
    • 284.5%Hispanic
    • 71.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.5%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (1.3%), Swiss (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 6.66 square miles.

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

Skokomish, Washington map

1 resident is foreign born

This place:

0.2%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,557 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $724 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Skokomish, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Skokomish, WA in 2019
Skokomish satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in Skokomish, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (24.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.8%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (14.9%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (35.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.9%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Skokomish, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.0%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (14.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.5%)
  • Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Skokomish, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.82. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.82
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Skokomish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1281% 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 Skokomish center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 31.9 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 38.7 miles away from Skokomish 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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 11, Landslides: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Winds: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Skokomish:

Marital status in Skokomish, WA
  • Never married: 52.7%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Skokomish:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 24.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Skokomish
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Skokomish, WA (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,5362
Evangelical Protestant3,32726
Other2,6498
Mainline Protestant2,43512
None43,752-
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: 6
Mason County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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
Mason County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

8.8%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Skokomish:

22.0%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Washington:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

32.8%

General health condition:
Skokomish:

56.4%
Washington:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.3%
Washington:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Skokomish, WA Residents

9.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
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 Kitsap County, WA  1.69% ($46,021 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  1.31% ($42,391)
from King County, WA  0.91% ($75,376)


7.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
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 Thurston County, WA  1.53% ($50,301 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  1.30% ($46,352)
to Pierce County, WA  0.70% ($41,993)

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)

Skokomish fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 2007 11:37 AM, Us-101, Lat: 47.320936, Lon: -123.168831, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 5, 2005 12:45 AM, Sr-106, Lat: 47.333861, Lon: -123.161311, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 2005 12:35 AM, Us-101, Lat: 47.323470, Lon: -123.167190, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 72.7mTotal length
  • $35,405,000Total costs
  • 37,986Total average daily traffic
  • 3,255Total average daily truck traffic
  • 57,031Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Skokomish, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Skokomish, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Skokomish, WA
  • 48.6%Wood
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Skokomish, WA
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 35.6%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Utility gas


Skokomish compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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