Willapa Valley, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 1,644.
Males: 844  (51.4%)
Females: 800  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98577

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,665 (it was $41,471 in 2000)
Willapa Valley:

$52,665
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,277 (it was $18,815 in 2000)

Willapa Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,296 (it was $111,500 in 2000)
Willapa Valley:

$167,296
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $214,871; Detached houses: $228,266; Mobile homes: $151,473; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $149,384
Willapa Valley races chart
  • White alone - 1,478 (92.1%)
  • Hispanic - 57 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willapa Valley: 171.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 248.7 square miles.

Population density: 6.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Willapa Valley, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Willapa Valley:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willapa Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

Willapa Valley CCD:  0.9% ($1,003)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Willapa Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (61.8 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (86.8 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (907.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lebam, WA (1.8 miles) , Willapa, WA (2.7 miles ), Raymond, WA (3.2 miles ), Pe Ell, WA (3.5 miles ), South Bend, WA (3.5 miles ), Bunker, WA (4.2 miles ), North River, WA (4.3 miles ), Deep River, WA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.61 N, Longitude: 123.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Willapa Valley household income distribution Willapa Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Wood products (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Paper (2%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Willapa Valley, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Willapa Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 164% 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 66.6 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 56.7 miles away from Willapa Valley 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 75.5 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 34.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 420.7 miles away from Willapa Valley center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 350.9 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 Pacific County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Willapa Valley:

  • WILLAPA HARBOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RAYMOND, WA)
  • WILLAPA HARBOR HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SOUTH BEND, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willapa Valley:

  • Centralia College (about 29 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 42 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 43 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 44 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 61 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 64 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 65 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

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Notable locations in Willapa Valley: Camp One (A), Willapa Harbor Recreation Vehicle Park (B), Forks Creek Hatchery (C), Willapa Harbor Golf Course (D), Pacific County Fire District 3 Lebam Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Willapa Valley: Lebam Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoirs: Camp Seven Pond (A), Owens Ponds (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Penny Creek (A), Brown Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Custer Creek (D), Donaldson Creek (E), Ellis Creek (F), Ellsworth Creek (G), Fairchild Creek (H), Fall Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pacific 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:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

8.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

4.6%

Willapa Valley 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.
  • 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 (47%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Willapa Valley CCD (based on Pacific County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.77%
Here: 34.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.7%11.3%10.8%10.6%7.4%
Congregations10.0%5.0%15.0%10.0%5.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchPentecostal Church of GodConservative Baptist Association of America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents6.6%5.5%3.9%3.2%10.9%
Congregations12.5%2.5%7.5%5.0%27.5%
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: 9
Pacific County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Pacific County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pacific County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pacific County:

30.6%
Washington:

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

12.6%
State:

13.9%

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Clark County, WA  0.65% ($56,140 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.57% ($45,727)
from Clatsop County, OR  0.43% ($33,636)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Clark County, WA  0.48% ($29,297 average AGI)
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.46% ($29,429)
to Clatsop County, OR  0.42% ($44,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willapa Valley:

  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, 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.)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KXRO (1320 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willapa Valley:

  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSWW (102.1 FM; MONTESANO, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXXK (95.3 FM; HOQUIAM, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDUX-FM (104.7 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Willapa Valley:

  • K53AZ (Channel 53; CENTRALIA, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
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