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Grays Harbor County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 72,697 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 67,194 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,986
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,390
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,514
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,203 (it was 8,294 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 1917 sq. mi.

Water area: 307.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Grays Harbor County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (14.6%), Public administration (13.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Grays Harbor County, WA (2017)
    • 57,92686.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,44211.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,7464.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2,7314.1%Two or more races
    • 1,2331.8%Asian alone
    • 7141.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2250.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 240.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 37,455  (51.5%)
Females: 35,242  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Grays Harbor County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,445 ($34,160 in 1999)
This county:

$47,445
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $587 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $770)
This county:

$587
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,200 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Grays Harbor:

$169,200
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,300 - $246,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,276
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 2,477

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 228
  • Thefts: 349
  • Auto thefts: 60

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 200
  • Thefts: 277
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 235 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 1998: 180 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 1999: 189 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2000: 186 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2001: 207 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2002: 218 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2003: 291 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2004: 294 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2005: 335 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2006: 444 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2007: 462 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2008: 250 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2009: 142 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2010: 163 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2011: 104 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2012: 125 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2013: 122 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2014: 140 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2015: 174 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2016: 207 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2017: 251 buildings, average cost: $211,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Grays Harbor, WA residents
Average permit cost in Grays Harbor, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,869 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,390 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Grays Harbor, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grays Harbor, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Grays Harbor, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
Grays Harbor County:

18.3%
Washington:

11.0%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 52.6% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.1 years old
(Males: 41.7 years old, Females: 46.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.0 years old, Black residents: 41.7 years old, American Indian residents: 38.5 years old, Asian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 35.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grays Harbor County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $821 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Wynoochee, North Beach, South Shore, Ocean Shores, Montesano, Elma, Central Park, Westport.

Grays Harbor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Grays Harbor County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grays Harbor County: Quartermaster Marina (A), Dockton Park Marina (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Lewis and Clark County, Montana , Hubbard County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Grays Harbor, WA
County total employment by year in Grays Harbor, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Grays Harbor, WA

Current college students: 2,347
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,133 (43.6% naturalized citizens)

Grays Harbor County:

5.7%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3182010 or later
  • 1,0342000 to 2009
  • 1,0381990 to 1999
  • 5461980 to 1989
  • 3081970 to 1979
  • 781Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.4%

Grays Harbor County marital status for males Grays Harbor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,156
  • One, attached: 569
  • Two: 2,302
  • 3 or 4: 1,032
  • 5 to 9: 947
  • 10 to 19: 435
  • 20 to 49: 531
  • 50 or more: 605
  • Mobile homes: 4,540
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 74

Housing units in Grays Harbor County with a mortgage: 11,361 (107 second mortgage, 1,008 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,476

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grays Harbor County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,6028
Evangelical Protestant7,08358
Other3,50614
Mainline Protestant3,45925
None51,147-
Grays Harbor County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Grays Harbor County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Grays Harbor County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grays Harbor County:

11.0%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Grays Harbor County:

33.8%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Grays Harbor County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,853
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1033.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,301
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,061
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.91%
Vegetables: 2,152 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 49 acres

Earthquake activity:

Grays Harbor County-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 61.2 miles away from Grays Harbor County 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 56.2 miles away from the county 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 69.8 miles away from the county 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 25.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 449.1 miles away from Grays Harbor County 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 378.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado, Incident Period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4253: February 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4253, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Windstorm, Incident Period: August 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4242: October 15, 2015, FEMA Id: 4242, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 14, 2012 to January 23, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4056: March 05, 2012, FEMA Id: 4056, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 01, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1734: December 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 1734, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1682: February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 02, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1671: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 27, 2006 to February 04, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1641: May 17, 2006, FEMA Id: 1641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Grays Harbor County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 10, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grays Harbor

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,244 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,447 (13.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 253 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 217 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 89 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 597 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,973 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Ireland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grays Harbor County


  • German (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Grays Harbor County, Washington in 2000:

  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 154 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 56 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Grays Harbor County, Washington in 2010:

  • 1,967 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 306 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 175 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 116 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 101 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 3 people in federal detention centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,799.

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.65% relocated from other counties in Washington ($28,745 average AGI)
2.56% relocated from other states ($12,506 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

2.56%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Thurston County, WA  1.08% ($37,253 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.89% ($61,417)
from Pierce County, WA  0.72% ($47,629)
from Mason County, WA  0.33% ($40,450)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.22% ($44,873)
from Lewis County, WA  0.22% ($40,528)
from Pacific County, WA  0.20% ($31,563)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.48% relocated to other counties in Washington ($29,928 average AGI)
1.87% relocated to other states ($11,671 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

1.87%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.42% ($47,895 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.54% ($46,553)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($38,589)
to Mason County, WA  0.39% ($39,011)
to Lewis County, WA  0.24% ($41,930)
to Pacific County, WA  0.19% ($24,872)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.19% ($38,383)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Grays Harbor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Grays Harbor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Grays Harbor County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Grays Harbor County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,751 (10,959 aged, 2,792 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,102 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Grays Harbor County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,095)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,048)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (663)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (599)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (514)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (395)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (325)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (237)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (203)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (203)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,433
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 168
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,606

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,182
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,165
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 171.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 103.5
  • Other - 68.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,697
  • In family households: 55,490 (9,438 male householders, 8,737 female householders)
    13,333 spouses, 17,097 children (15,467 natural, 643 adopted, 987 stepchildren), 2,118 grandchildren, 421 brothers or sisters, 535 parents, 1,157 other relatives, 2,654 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,138 (5,531 male householders (4,296 living alone)), 5,580 female householders (4,672 living alone)), 3,027 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,069

Size of family households: 9,103 2-persons, 3,553 3-persons, 2,595 4-persons, 1,237 5-persons, 848 6-persons, 839 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,968 1-person, 1,649 2-persons, 339 3-persons, 149 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

8,540 married couples with children.
3,781 single-parent households (1,577 men, 2,204 women).

90.8% of residents of Grays Harbor speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $455,517,000 ($6,476 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,900,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $211,402,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $100,285,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,267,000
Federal grants: $93,523,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,750,000 ($7,621,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,290,000 ($3,581,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,030,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,166,000
Federal Government insurance: $307,549,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,163
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,183
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +516
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,282
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Grays Harbor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.73 millions of gallons per day (50% from ground, 50% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Year house built in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • 2452014 or later
  • 6012010 to 2013
  • 4,7752000 to 2009
  • 4,6781990 to 1999
  • 3,5441980 to 1989
  • 6,5431970 to 1979
  • 3,1681960 to 1969
  • 2,3641950 to 1959
  • 1,6901940 to 1949
  • 8,5831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • 2511 room
  • 692 rooms
  • 7113 rooms
  • 1,3244 rooms
  • 4,4105 rooms
  • 4,4666 rooms
  • 3,4437 rooms
  • 2,0738 rooms
  • 2,0909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • 7431 room
  • 4522 rooms
  • 1,6283 rooms
  • 2,8604 rooms
  • 1,2945 rooms
  • 1,7726 rooms
  • 1,0417 rooms
  • 3188 rooms
  • 3419+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • 251no bedroom
  • 7531 bedroom
  • 3,7522 bedrooms
  • 10,0033 bedrooms
  • 3,4544 bedrooms
  • 6245+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • 866no bedroom
  • 2,0761 bedroom
  • 4,0322 bedrooms
  • 2,7083 bedrooms
  • 3634 bedrooms
  • 4045+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Grays Harbor County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Grays Harbor County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grays Harbor County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 754no vehicle
  • 3,9451 vehicle
  • 7,2152 vehicles
  • 4,5283 vehicles
  • 1,5474 vehicles
  • 8485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grays Harbor County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grays Harbor County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,993no vehicle
  • 4,3701 vehicle
  • 2,5672 vehicles
  • 9703 vehicles
  • 5494 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.8% of Grays Harbor County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Washington.

Grays Harbor County:

84.8%
State average:

82.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48,314
  • Other state: 19,583
  • Northeast: 1,394
  • Midwest: 4,208
  • South: 2,769
  • West: 11,212
Year householders moved into unit in Grays Harbor County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grays Harbor County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.0%Electricity
  • 14.6%Wood
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 82.5%Electricity
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 223
Here:

3.3%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 290
Here:

8.5%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 371
Here:

16.7%
Washington:

16.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Grays Harbor County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,044,000
    Sewerage: $579,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000,000
    General - Other: $368,000
    Financial Administration: $125,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,115,000
    Regular Highways: $9,892,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,140,000
    Police Protection: $6,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,635,000
    Financial Administration: $3,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,174,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,874,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $1,296,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,109,000
    Sewerage: $594,000
    Water Utilities: $574,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $470,000
    Corrections - Other: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $207,000
    General Local Government Support: $189,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $247,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,608,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $181,000
    Other - Health - Other: $31,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $702,000
    Other: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,738,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,733,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,747,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,490,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $700,000
    Rents: $588,000
    General Revenue - Other: $263,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Special Assessments: $139,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $317,000
    General - Other: $199,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,906,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $778,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,614,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,852,000
    Highways: $2,749,000
    General Local Government Support: $881,000
    Transit Utilities: $671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,740,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,253,000
    Severance: $1,783,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,564,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $876,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $392,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $363,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $315,000
    Amusements Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,511,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000

Grays Harbor County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,044,000
    Sewerage: $579,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000,000
    General - Other: $368,000
    Financial Administration: $125,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,115,000
    Regular Highways: $9,892,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,140,000
    Police Protection: $6,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,635,000
    Financial Administration: $3,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,174,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,874,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $1,296,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,109,000
    Sewerage: $594,000
    Water Utilities: $574,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $470,000
    Corrections - Other: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $207,000
    General Local Government Support: $189,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $247,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,608,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $181,000
    Other - Health - Other: $31,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $702,000
    Other: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,738,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,733,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,747,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,490,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $700,000
    Rents: $588,000
    General Revenue - Other: $263,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Special Assessments: $139,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $317,000
    General - Other: $199,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,906,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $778,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,614,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,852,000
    Highways: $2,749,000
    General Local Government Support: $881,000
    Transit Utilities: $671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,740,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,253,000
    Severance: $1,783,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,564,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $876,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $392,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $363,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $315,000
    Amusements Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,511,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000

Grays Harbor County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,044,000
    Sewerage: $579,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000,000
    General - Other: $368,000
    Financial Administration: $125,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,115,000
    Regular Highways: $9,892,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,140,000
    Police Protection: $6,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,635,000
    Financial Administration: $3,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,174,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,874,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $1,296,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,109,000
    Sewerage: $594,000
    Water Utilities: $574,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $470,000
    Corrections - Other: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $207,000
    General Local Government Support: $189,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $247,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,608,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $181,000
    Other - Health - Other: $31,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $702,000
    Other: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,738,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,733,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,747,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,490,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $700,000
    Rents: $588,000
    General Revenue - Other: $263,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Special Assessments: $139,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $317,000
    General - Other: $199,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,906,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $778,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,614,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,852,000
    Highways: $2,749,000
    General Local Government Support: $881,000
    Transit Utilities: $671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,740,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,253,000
    Severance: $1,783,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,564,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $876,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $392,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $363,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $315,000
    Amusements Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,511,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000

Grays Harbor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,044,000
    Sewerage: $579,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000,000
    General - Other: $368,000
    Financial Administration: $125,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,115,000
    Regular Highways: $9,892,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,140,000
    Police Protection: $6,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,635,000
    Financial Administration: $3,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,174,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,874,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $1,296,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,109,000
    Sewerage: $594,000
    Water Utilities: $574,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $470,000
    Corrections - Other: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $207,000
    General Local Government Support: $189,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $247,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,608,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $181,000
    Other - Health - Other: $31,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $702,000
    Other: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,738,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,733,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,747,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,490,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $700,000
    Rents: $588,000
    General Revenue - Other: $263,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Special Assessments: $139,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $317,000
    General - Other: $199,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,906,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $778,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,614,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,852,000
    Highways: $2,749,000
    General Local Government Support: $881,000
    Transit Utilities: $671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,740,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,253,000
    Severance: $1,783,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,564,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $876,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $392,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $363,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $315,000
    Amusements Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,511,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,276
  • Number of aged recipients: 64
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,212
  • Number of recipients under 18: 236
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,787
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 253
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 714
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,098
Most common first names in Grays Harbor County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John66675.7 years
Robert49171.4 years
William48573.9 years
Mary44578.3 years
James39671.8 years
George33676.8 years
Charles33474.2 years
Frank23578.1 years
Donald23271.4 years
Helen22280.2 years
Most common last names in Grays Harbor County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson28577.9 years
Smith24875.5 years
Anderson16575.4 years
Miller13177.7 years
Williams11175.5 years
Nelson10978.4 years
Jones10972.6 years
Brown10775.0 years
Wilson9874.4 years
Davis8675.3 years
Businesses in Grays Harbor County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5MasterBrand Cabinets11
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's3
Baskin-Robbins1Microtel1
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx7Staples1
Ford2Starbucks2
GNC3Subway7
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul8
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular1
Jack In The Box1UPS7
Jones New York2Vans1
KFC1Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Grays Harbor County on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"