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Island County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2019: 85,141 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 71,558 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,142
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,089
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,488
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,515 (it was 8,296 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 208 sq. mi.

Water area: 309.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 408 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Island County: 100.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (12.0%), Manufacturing (11.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 33%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Island County, WA (2019)
    • 66,84978.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,9698.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,6624.3%Asian alone
    • 3,1343.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3792.8%Two or more races
    • 1,1291.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1,0191.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Males: 43,650  (51.3%)
Females: 41,491  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Island County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,066 ($45,513 in 1999)
This county:

$72,066
Washington:

$78,687

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,312 (lower quartile is $1,004, upper quartile is $1,556)
This county:

$1312
State:

$1230


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $383,100 (it was $168,400 in 2000)
Island:

$383,100
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $300,600 - $571,400

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $494,921
Here:

$494,921
State:

$510,505

Townhouses or other attached units: $289,375
Here:

$289,375
State:

$453,343

In 2-unit structures: $304,849
Here:

$304,849
State:

$399,900

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,750
Here:

$157,750
State:

$365,625

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $307,643
Here:

$307,643
State:

$449,948

Mobile homes: $204,135
Here:

$204,135
State:

$172,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $159,214
Here:

$159,214
State:

$171,326

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,863
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $630

Institutionalized population: 325

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 494
  • Thefts: 917
  • Auto thefts: 133
Island County, WA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 641 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1998: 637 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 1999: 570 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2000: 540 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2001: 518 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2002: 532 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2003: 598 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2004: 698 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2005: 752 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2006: 634 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2007: 463 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2008: 329 buildings, average cost: $266,100
  • 2009: 198 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2010: 219 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2011: 164 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2012: 176 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2013: 221 buildings, average cost: $251,100
  • 2014: 252 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 281 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 2016: 369 buildings, average cost: $261,700
  • 2017: 401 buildings, average cost: $266,700
  • 2018: 375 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2019: 351 buildings, average cost: $273,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Island, WA residents
Average permit cost in Island, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,032 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,408 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Island, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Island, WA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Island, WA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.6%
Island County:

6.6%
Washington:

9.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.7% for American Indian residents, 7.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.6% for other race residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.8 years old
(Males: 39.3 years old, Females: 47.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.6 years old, Black residents: 28.4 years old, American Indian residents: 36.3 years old, Asian residents: 52.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Island County is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $947 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Whidbey, Oak Harbor, Camano, South Whidbey, Central Whidbey, Ault Field, Coupeville, Whidbey Island Station, Freeland, Langley.

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

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Neighboring counties: Flathead County, Montana , Mason County , Liberty County, Montana , McCone County, Montana , Whatcom County , Shoshone County, Idaho , Norman County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Washington:

5.9%

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

Current college students: 3,165
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,110 (68.4% naturalized citizens)

Island County:

7.2%
Whole state:

14.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9792010 or later
  • 1,4162000 to 2009
  • 1,2971990 to 1999
  • 1,0681980 to 1989
  • 7091970 to 1979
  • 1,503Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.9%

Island County marital status for males Island County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,383
  • One, attached: 710
  • Two: 1,172
  • 3 or 4: 1,302
  • 5 to 9: 1,448
  • 10 to 19: 1,304
  • 20 to 49: 520
  • 50 or more: 57
  • Mobile homes: 3,737
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Island County with a mortgage: 16,821 (447 second mortgage, 1,206 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,158

Here:

64.0% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Island County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,54639
Mainline Protestant5,20714
Catholic2,9623
Other2,54614
None60,245-
Island 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: 14
Island County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Island County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 59
This county:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Island County:

7.9%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Island County:

24.1%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Island County:

Average size of farms: 43 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,165
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $328.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,440
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,355
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 24.32%
Land in orchards: 77 acres

Earthquake activity:

Island County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1137% 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 64.6 miles away from Island County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 75.5 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 61.0 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 83.2 miles away from Island County 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 45.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4481-WA: March 22, 2020, FEMA Id: 4481, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 20, 2020 - February 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4539, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, Tornado, Incident Period: December 10, 2018 - December 24, 2018, FEMA Id: 4418, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 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 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, 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
  • Washington Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1499: November 07, 2003, FEMA Id: 1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Island County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Island

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,882 (72.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,910 (10.1%)
  • Bus: 185 (0.6%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 58 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 368 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 133 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,413 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,768 (9.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (34%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Island County


  • German (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (6%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Island County, Washington in 2000:

  • 1,199 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 183 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Island County, Washington in 2010:

  • 1,064 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,662.

11.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.86%
Washington average:

7.39%


0.53% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,856 average AGI)
Island County:

0.53%
Washington average:

0.11%

4.66% relocated from other counties in Washington ($31,832 average AGI)
6.66% relocated from other states ($30,408 average AGI)
Island County:

6.66%
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 Snohomish County, WA  1.61% ($67,449 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.44% ($126,154)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($54,124)
from San Diego County, CA  0.49% ($44,154)
from Kings County, CA  0.23% ($33,603)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.20% ($36,735)
from Duval County, FL  0.20% ($41,985)


9.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.93%
Washington average:

6.40%


0.37% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,610 average AGI)
Island County:

0.37%
Washington average:

0.13%

4.63% relocated to other counties in Washington ($24,765 average AGI)
4.93% relocated to other states ($23,843 average AGI)
Island County:

4.93%
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 Snohomish County, WA  1.66% ($53,679 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.87% ($54,481)
to King County, WA  0.84% ($64,769)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.36% ($32,533)
to San Diego County, CA  0.33% ($54,661)
to Pierce County, WA  0.16% ($36,855)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.15% ($54,080)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Island County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Island County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Island County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Island County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Island County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Island County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Island County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Island County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Island County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,577 (12,199 aged, 1,378 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,238 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Island County, Washington in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (854)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (853)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (846)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (583)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (482)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (430)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (430)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (221)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (194)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (147)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,279
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 93
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,657

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,204
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 786
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.0
  • Other - 35.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,141
  • Male householders: 17,991 (3,565 living alone), Female householders: 17,595 (5,566 living alone)
  • 20,087 spouses (19,953 opposite-sex spouses), 2,581 unmarried partners, (2,581 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,259 children (16,624 natural, 919 adopted, 716 stepchildren), 1,314 grandchildren, 858 brothers or sisters, 887 parents, 49 foster children, 650 other relatives, 2,064 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,806

Size of family households: 13,914 2-persons, 3,890 3-persons, 3,504 4-persons, 1,399 5-persons, 896 6-persons, 562 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,131 1-person, 2,026 2-persons, 264 3-persons.

9,936 married couples with children.
3,336 single-parent households (589 men, 2,747 women).

91.1% of residents of Island speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $797,718,000 ($10,060 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $515,580,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $268,502,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $51,625,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $295,000
Federal grants: $37,480,000
Federal procurement contracts: $78,602,000 ($76,088,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $361,213,000 ($353,399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $378,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $130,322,000
Federal Government insurance: $121,585,000

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

Births: 4,844
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,103
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +465
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,700
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Island County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.92 millions of gallons per day (68% from ground, 32% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Island County, Washington
  • Year house built in Island County, Washington
  • 1,0692014 or later
  • 1,1242010 to 2013
  • 7,1252000 to 2009
  • 10,1091990 to 1999
  • 7,1521980 to 1989
  • 6,7781970 to 1979
  • 4,0681960 to 1969
  • 2,9521950 to 1959
  • 6971940 to 1949
  • 1,5781939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Island County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Island County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Island County, Washington
  • 1001 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 2253 rooms
  • 3,5004 rooms
  • 5,0305 rooms
  • 5,6676 rooms
  • 3,9107 rooms
  • 3,4648 rooms
  • 3,9949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Island County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Island County, Washington
  • 3701 room
  • 4632 rooms
  • 8133 rooms
  • 2,8834 rooms
  • 1,6265 rooms
  • 1,9016 rooms
  • 8387 rooms
  • 3348 rooms
  • 3799+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Island County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Island County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Island County, Washington
  • 100no bedroom
  • 4391 bedroom
  • 7,5272 bedrooms
  • 14,2203 bedrooms
  • 2,8874 bedrooms
  • 8065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Island County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Island County, Washington
  • 457no bedroom
  • 9971 bedroom
  • 3,6542 bedrooms
  • 2,8093 bedrooms
  • 1,3174 bedrooms
  • 3735+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Island County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Island County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Island County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 479no vehicle
  • 4,7541 vehicle
  • 11,9482 vehicles
  • 4,8963 vehicles
  • 2,4754 vehicles
  • 1,4275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Island County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Island County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 661no vehicle
  • 3,4971 vehicle
  • 4,2872 vehicles
  • 1,0203 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 905+ vehicles

83.5% of Island County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Washington.

Island County:

83.5%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 32,322
  • Other state: 44,558
  • Northeast: 5,521
  • Midwest: 8,276
  • South: 10,585
  • West: 20,176
Year householders moved into unit in Island County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Island County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 25.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.3%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 570
Here:

10.1%
Washington:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 313
Here:

11.6%
Washington:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 375
Here:

15.4%
Washington:

15.1%

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

Island County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,033,000
    Other: $5,997,000
    Sewerage: $564,000
    Regular Highways: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,029,000
    General - Other: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,470,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,216,000
    Regular Highways: $6,179,000
    Health - Other: $6,112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,701,000
    Financial Administration: $4,690,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,581,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,989,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,655,000
    General - Other: $1,636,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,500,000
    Parks and Recreation: $881,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $760,000
    Water Utilities: $474,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Parking Facilities: $146,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $652,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $2,515,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,807,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,023,000
    Other - Police Protection: $882,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $430,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $303,000
    Other - Parking Facilities: $159,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $158,000
    Other - Health - Other: $119,000
    Other - Sewerage: $102,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $55,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $49,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,672,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,927,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,279,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,321,000
    General Revenue - Other: $924,000
    Special Assessments: $179,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000,000
    General - Other: $684,000
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $306,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,233,000
    Highways: $8,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,146,000
    General Local Government Support: $351,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,223,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,281,000
    Other License: $2,258,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,338,000
    Other Selective Sales: $532,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $436,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $319,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $227,000
    Severance: $31,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,801,000

Island County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,033,000
    Other: $5,997,000
    Sewerage: $564,000
    Regular Highways: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,029,000
    General - Other: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,470,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,216,000
    Regular Highways: $6,179,000
    Health - Other: $6,112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,701,000
    Financial Administration: $4,690,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,581,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,989,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,655,000
    General - Other: $1,636,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,500,000
    Parks and Recreation: $881,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $760,000
    Water Utilities: $474,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Parking Facilities: $146,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $652,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $2,515,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,807,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,023,000
    Other - Police Protection: $882,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $430,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $303,000
    Other - Parking Facilities: $159,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $158,000
    Other - Health - Other: $119,000
    Other - Sewerage: $102,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $55,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $49,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,672,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,927,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,279,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,321,000
    General Revenue - Other: $924,000
    Special Assessments: $179,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000,000
    General - Other: $684,000
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $306,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,233,000
    Highways: $8,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,146,000
    General Local Government Support: $351,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,223,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,281,000
    Other License: $2,258,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,338,000
    Other Selective Sales: $532,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $436,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $319,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $227,000
    Severance: $31,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,801,000

Island County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,033,000
    Other: $5,997,000
    Sewerage: $564,000
    Regular Highways: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,029,000
    General - Other: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,470,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,216,000
    Regular Highways: $6,179,000
    Health - Other: $6,112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,701,000
    Financial Administration: $4,690,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,581,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,989,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,655,000
    General - Other: $1,636,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,500,000
    Parks and Recreation: $881,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $760,000
    Water Utilities: $474,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Parking Facilities: $146,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $652,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $2,515,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,807,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,023,000
    Other - Police Protection: $882,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $430,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $303,000
    Other - Parking Facilities: $159,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $158,000
    Other - Health - Other: $119,000
    Other - Sewerage: $102,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $55,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $49,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,672,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,927,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,279,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,321,000
    General Revenue - Other: $924,000
    Special Assessments: $179,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000,000
    General - Other: $684,000
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $306,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,233,000
    Highways: $8,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,146,000
    General Local Government Support: $351,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,223,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,281,000
    Other License: $2,258,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,338,000
    Other Selective Sales: $532,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $436,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $319,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $227,000
    Severance: $31,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,801,000

Island County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,033,000
    Other: $5,997,000
    Sewerage: $564,000
    Regular Highways: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,029,000
    General - Other: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,470,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,216,000
    Regular Highways: $6,179,000
    Health - Other: $6,112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,701,000
    Financial Administration: $4,690,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,581,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,989,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,655,000
    General - Other: $1,636,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,500,000
    Parks and Recreation: $881,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $760,000
    Water Utilities: $474,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Parking Facilities: $146,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $652,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $2,515,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,807,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,023,000
    Other - Police Protection: $882,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $430,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $303,000
    Other - Parking Facilities: $159,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $158,000
    Other - Health - Other: $119,000
    Other - Sewerage: $102,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $55,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $49,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,672,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,927,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,279,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,321,000
    General Revenue - Other: $924,000
    Special Assessments: $179,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000,000
    General - Other: $684,000
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $306,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,233,000
    Highways: $8,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,146,000
    General Local Government Support: $351,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,223,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,281,000
    Other License: $2,258,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,338,000
    Other Selective Sales: $532,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $436,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $319,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $227,000
    Severance: $31,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,801,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 762
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 684
  • Number of recipients under 18: 101
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 549
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 112
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 233
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 361
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED535$169,5871,357$174,4446,017$160,769189$31,79413$948,8461,025$169,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$158,846143$165,748533$158,73436$41,2500$085$165,024
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$156,114184$166,3481,258$155,099159$24,6860$0128$156,133
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$166,207143$162,112953$154,71127$38,6301$364,00074$151,892
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$173,50036$161,889190$171,93714$65,3570$021$199,905
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED201$168,846274$167,17942$159,952
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$206,11453$172,39616$166,188
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$159,00011$158,8181$178,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$166,37514$182,6431$162,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$293,0002$200,5000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Island, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Island, WA - Value
Most common first names in Island County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40576.4 years
Robert34873.3 years
William33675.1 years
Mary26980.4 years
James25972.4 years
George22977.2 years
Charles19675.9 years
Dorothy18180.0 years
Margaret16482.0 years
Ruth16081.0 years
Most common last names in Island County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16176.4 years
Johnson14880.4 years
Anderson13481.5 years
Davis7876.2 years
Brown7574.6 years
Jones7176.5 years
Nelson6878.3 years
Williams6777.8 years
Miller6577.4 years
Taylor5579.1 years
Businesses in Island County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's2
AT&T1New Balance1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Applebee's1OfficeMax1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack3
Curves2Rite Aid1
DHL1Safeway1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx8Starbucks2
GNC2Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Home Depot1U-Haul4
KFC1UPS7
Kmart1Vons1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1

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  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"