Tahuya, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 6,069.
Males: 3,059  (50.4%)
Females: 3,010  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98588

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,450 (it was $42,137 in 2000)
Tahuya:

$50,450
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,847 (it was $19,452 in 2000)

Tahuya CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $191,524 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Tahuya:

$191,524
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $266,952; Detached houses: $344,788; Townhouses or other attached units: $233,372; Mobile homes: $150,922; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,951
Tahuya races chart
  • White alone - 4,697 (88.7%)
  • Hispanic - 203 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 189 (3.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 78 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 74 (1.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 26 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 18 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tahuya: 175.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 88.9 square miles.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (very low).

Tahuya, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Tahuya:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tahuya CCD:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 12.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Tahuya, Washington as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tahuya to the number of sex offenders is 1,517 to 1.


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

Tahuya CCD:  1.2% ($1,408)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Tahuya satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (27.7 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (32.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (954.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Belfair, WA (2.6 miles ), Allyn, WA (2.8 miles ), Allyn-Grapeview, WA (2.9 miles ), Hoodsport, WA (2.9 miles ), Grapeview, WA (3.2 miles ), Skokomish Reservation, WA (3.4 miles ), Vaughn, WA (3.5 miles ), Skokomish, WA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.45 N, Longitude: 122.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

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

6.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Tahuya, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tahuya-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 148% 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 25.8 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 30.7 miles away from Tahuya 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 31.0 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 29.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 484.1 miles away from Tahuya 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 62.8 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Tahuya:

  • STAFFORD HEALTHCARE AT RIDGEMONT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PORT ORCHARD, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PORT ORCHARD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PORT ORCHARD, WA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF THE NORTHWEST (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BREMERTON, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tahuya:

  • Olympic College (about 18 miles; Bremerton, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,158)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 26 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 26 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 27 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 27 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Bates Technical College (about 28 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 29 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)

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Notable locations in Tahuya: Tahuya Lookout (A), Camp Spillman (B), Mason County Fire District 8 (C), Mason County Fire District 2 Station 27 (D), Mason County Fire District 8 (E), Mason County Fire District 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tahuya include: Prince of Peace Catholic Church (A), Saint Nicholas Community Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Dewatto Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Robbins Lake (A), Collins Lake (B), Shoe Lake (C), Larson Lake (D), Lake Wooten (E), Wood Lake (F), Don Lake (G), Haven Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Dewatto River (A), Mission Creek (B), Rendsland Creek (C), Shoofly Creek (D), Stimson Creek (E), Tahuya River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Tahuya: Belfair State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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 2012 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.69
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.8%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

11.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

5.6%
Whole state:

4.6%

Tahuya compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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 Tahuya CCD (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 Tahuya:

  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, 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)
  • 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.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tahuya:

  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, 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)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tahuya:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tahuya)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Service Call: 1
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