Thorp, Washington

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Population in 2010: 240. Population change since 2000: -12.1%
Males: 106  (44.5%)
Females: 134  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98946.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,643 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Thorp:

$46,643
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,072 (it was $17,772 in 2000)

Thorp CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $153,676 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Thorp:

$153,676
WA:

$250,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $625.

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  • Races in Thorp, WA (2010)

    Thorp races chart
    • 22493.3%White alone
    • 52.1%Two or more races
    • 41.7%Hispanic
    • 31.3%American Indian alone
    • 31.3%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thorp: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (32.0%), English (14.4%), German (7.8%), Norwegian (7.4%), Italian (6.8%), Dutch (4.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1635 feet

Land area: 1.23 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (very low).

Thorp,WA real estate house value index trend

Thorp, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Thorp:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thorp CDP:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,546 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,294 (1.0%)

Thorp satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (33.3 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (79.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (905.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ellensburg, WA (2.8 miles ), Manastash, WA (2.9 miles ), Naneum, WA (3.3 miles ), Kittitas, WA (3.7 miles ), Cle Elum, WA (3.9 miles ), South Cle Elum, WA (3.9 miles ), Roslyn, WA (4.4 miles ), Ronald, WA (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.07 N, Longitude: 120.67 W

Area code: 509

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

5.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Wholesale trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (36%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (22%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Thorp, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Thorp-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 153% 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 86.9 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 89.8 miles away from Thorp 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 79.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 391.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 120.7 miles away from Thorp center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 481.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kittitas County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thorp topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thorp:

  • ROYAL VISTA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELLENSBURG, WA)
  • KITTITAS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ELLENSBURG, WA)
  • REED HILL CONVALESCENT AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLE ELUM, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thorp:

  • Central Washington University (about 8 miles; Ellensburg, WA; Full-time enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 30 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 35 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Green River Community College (about 73 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 76 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Renton Technical College (about 77 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Bellevue College (about 78 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)

Public high school in Thorp:

Private elementary/middle school in Thorp:

  • KITTITAS VALLEY MONTESSORI (Students: 16; Location: 9201 N THORP HWY; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable location: Kittitas County Fire District 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kittitas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 27.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.7%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Thorp compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Washington average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thorp CDP (based on Kittitas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,8003
Evangelical Protestant3,42725
Other1,97310
Mainline Protestant1,34611
None29,369-
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: 12
Kittitas County:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Kittitas County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Kittitas County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

13.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kittitas County:

21.8%
Washington:

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

11.4%
State:

13.9%

9.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Washington average:

6.54%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  2.02% ($50,496 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.89% ($26,689)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.72% ($45,000)


9.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Kittitas County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  2.00% ($30,496 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.84% ($31,946)
to Pierce County, WA  0.67% ($35,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thorp:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thorp:

  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCSH (88.9 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZTA (96.9 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQSN (99.3 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRSE (105.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, 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.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thorp)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Railroad Milepost 9.2 (Lat: 47.086500 Lon: -120.691472), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPKM741
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 04/28/2022, Certifier: W A Miller
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 47.098583 Lon: -120.696694, Call Sign: WPRX739
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.487 MHz, 466.537 MHz, 461.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2010, Expiration Date: 03/13/2021, Certifier: Calvin G Mc Rae
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Badger DED, Bnsf Mp 13.9 (Lat: 47.124278 Lon: -120.741472), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQAM466
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2004, Expiration Date: 07/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/23/2012, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4658, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Thorp MP13.9, Bnsf Mp13.9 Ls49 (Lat: 47.124278 Lon: -120.741472), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQIH453
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • THORP, 3661 E. Taneum Road (Lat: 47.087944 Lon: -120.738194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WPQP560, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 07/31/2020, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Western Sub -Rsa Limited Partnership
  • STAMPEDE, 2856 Fs Rd 4100-126 (Lat: 47.256833 Lon: -121.322028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQEY291
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2006, Expiration Date: 05/16/2016, Certifier: Bruce R Donaldson
    Registrant: Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 9515 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond, WA 98052, Phone: (425) 867-7314, Fax: (425) 867-7310, Email:
  • KITTITAS SVC, 8400 Thorp Hwy S (Lat: 47.054444 Lon: -120.669750), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQEY293
    Assigned Frequencies: 11205.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2006, Expiration Date: 05/16/2016, Certifier: Bruce R Donaldson
    Registrant: Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 9515 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond, WA 98052, Phone: (425) 867-7314, Fax: (425) 867-7310, Email:
  • THORP, Corner Of Main &3rd (Lat: 47.068722 Lon: -120.673389), Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WHA480
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.80 MHz, 2174.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2010, Certifier: Shirley J Linn
    Registrant: Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 Eleventh Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1304, Phone: (202) 637-2200, Fax: (202) 637-2201, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thorp)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STEVENS LEE E SORRELL SNS-2 GUPPY (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5023C , Serial Number: 79, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 125, Thorp, WA 98946

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Thorp

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thorp, WA
Most common first names in Thorp, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John581.6 years
Edna478.0 years
Charles380.0 years
Helen378.7 years
James375.9 years
Fred286.5 years
Henry279.0 years
Clifford264.9 years
Kenneth274.5 years
Frank279.6 years
Most common last names in Thorp, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatfield479.7 years
Fields478.5 years
Wilcox472.7 years
Fischer392.0 years
Morrison385.0 years
Thompson380.3 years
Wells384.0 years
Cross290.0 years
Gordon289.5 years
Bennett283.0 years
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