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Island County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2016: 82,636 (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: 396 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Island County: 99.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Island County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.0%)
  • Asian alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years
Males: 42,597  (51.5%)
Females: 40,039  (48.5%)

Island County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Island County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,813 ($45,513 in 1999)

This county:

$64,813
Washington:

$67,106

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $981 (lower quartile is $729, upper quartile is $1,250)
This county:

$981
State:

$999


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $332,900 (it was $168,400 in 2000)
Island:

$332,900
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $233,300 - $474,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $420,090
Here:

$420,090
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $356,061
Here:

$356,061
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $273,063
Here:

$273,063
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,724
Here:

$180,724
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,796
Here:

$235,796
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $138,024
Here:

$138,024
State:

$116,190

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $167,330
Here:

$167,330
State:

$133,868
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,653
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,696 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,680 (0.8%)

Island County household income distribution in 2009 Island County home values distribution Island County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
Island County:

10.6%
Washington:

11.3%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.9% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for American Indian residents, 48.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.4% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.4 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 49.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.5 years old, Black residents: 32.2 years old, American Indian residents: 28.2 years old, Asian residents: 47.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 29.6 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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: 31.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,476 (62.4% naturalized citizens)

Island County:

7.8%
Whole state:

14.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 721
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,656
  • 1990 to 1999: 913
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,068
  • 1970 to 1979: 709
  • Before 1970: 1,503
Note: State values scaled to Island County population

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: 31,612
  • One, attached: 1,686
  • Two: 331
  • 3 or 4: 1,769
  • 5 to 9: 1,026
  • 10 to 19: 340
  • 20 to 49: 384
  • 50 or more: 516
  • Mobile homes: 3,252
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 126

Housing units in Island County with a mortgage: 13,597 (341 second mortgage, 1,408 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,683

Here:

61.9% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Island County

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 near Washington state average. It is 129% 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 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) 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 the 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 Island County center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 49.9 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 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
  • Washington Earthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1361: March 01, 2001, FEMA Id: 1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Storms/High Winds/Floods, Incident Period: November 07, 1995 to December 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1079: January 03, 1996, FEMA Id: 1079, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Island County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (29%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Japan (9%)
  • England (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Island County (%):

  • German (10%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Island County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,489 (74.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,179 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 314 (1.1%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 353 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,322 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,818 (10.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $58,763.

10.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.60%
Washington average:

6.54%


0.86% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,319 average AGI)
Island County:

0.86%
Washington average:

0.14%

3.87% relocated from other counties in Washington ($16,813 average AGI)
5.87% relocated from other states ($23,016 average AGI)
Island County:

5.87%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  1.33% ($48,600 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.92% ($58,486)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($34,783)
from San Diego County, CA  0.40% ($43,410)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.23% ($31,586)
from Escambia County, FL  0.22% ($34,939)
from Duval County, FL  0.21% ($31,906)


10.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.68%
Washington average:

6.20%


0.65% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,789 average AGI)
Island County:

0.65%
Washington average:

0.14%

4.38% relocated to other counties in Washington ($15,896 average AGI)
5.66% relocated to other states ($21,060 average AGI)
Island County:

5.66%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.56% ($42,002 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.87% ($42,172)
to Skagit County, WA  0.73% ($36,036)
to San Diego County, CA  0.47% ($39,224)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.33% ($33,050)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.22% ($34,221)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.19% ($37,172)

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 2014: 8.1

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 live births in Island County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Island County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (661)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (631)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (616)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (406)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (380)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (360)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (334)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (185)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (182)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (149)

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: 82,636
  • In family households: 68,476 (12,857 male householders, 10,877 female householders)
    19,133 spouses, 19,365 children (17,475 natural, 708 adopted, 1,182 stepchildren), 1,013 grandchildren, 696 brothers or sisters, 1,112 parents, 1,465 other relatives, 1,958 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,340 (4,414 male householders (3,252 living alone)), 5,217 female householders (4,400 living alone)), 2,709 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,820

Size of family households: 14,318 2-persons, 3,757 3-persons, 3,592 4-persons, 1,483 5-persons, 477 6-persons, 107 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,652 1-person, 1,649 2-persons, 298 3-persons, 32 4-persons.

9,284 married couples with children.
4,583 single-parent households (1,955 men, 2,628 women).

91.6% of residents of Island speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English 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:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 325
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,389
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,430
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,867
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,886
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,415
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,121
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,229
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,535
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,845
Note: State values scaled to Island population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Island County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Island County population
  • 1 room: 50
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1,331
  • 4 rooms: 2,448
  • 5 rooms: 4,227
  • 6 rooms: 4,528
  • 7 rooms: 3,452
  • 8 rooms: 2,699
  • 9+ rooms: 3,545
  • 1 room: 194
  • 2 rooms: 624
  • 3 rooms: 1,724
  • 4 rooms: 2,718
  • 5 rooms: 2,828
  • 6 rooms: 1,442
  • 7 rooms: 740
  • 8 rooms: 373
  • 9+ rooms: 442
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Island County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Island County population
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 531
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,981
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,180
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,897
  • 5+ bedrooms: 641
  • no bedroom: 194
  • 1 bedroom: 1,883
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,257
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,570
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,016
  • 5+ bedrooms: 165
Cars and other vehicles available in Island County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Island County population
  • no vehicle: 675
  • 1 vehicle: 4,800
  • 2 vehicles: 9,752
  • 3 vehicles: 4,529
  • 4 vehicles: 1,817
  • 5+ vehicles: 707
  • no vehicle: 971
  • 1 vehicle: 2,925
  • 2 vehicles: 5,626
  • 3 vehicles: 1,398
  • 4 vehicles: 81
  • 5+ vehicles: 84

84% 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, 51% lived in Washington.

Island County:

83.6%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 31,287
  • Other state: 42,772
  • Northeast: 5,230
  • Midwest: 9,051
  • South: 9,336
  • West: 19,155

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Island County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.7%)
  • Utility gas (16.0%)
  • Wood (10.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Electricity (65.7%)
  • Utility gas (17.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.8%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 853
Here:

13.7%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

1.1%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 719
Here:

16.7%
Washington:

16.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Island County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,255,000
    Correctional Institutions: $320,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $4,823,000
    Police Protection: $4,405,000
    Health - Other: $3,990,000
    Regular Highways: $3,549,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,429,000
    General - Other: $3,095,000
    Financial Administration: $2,423,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,078,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,903,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,055,000
    General Public Buildings: $938,000
    Corrections - Other: $761,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $531,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Sewerage: $159,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $701,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $4,483,000
    General - Other: $1,372,000
    Regular Highways: $782,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,475,000

Island County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,908,000
    All Other: $2,593,000
    Sewerage: $359,000
    Parks and Recreation: $155,000
    Regular Highways: $108,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $134,000
    All Other: $125,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,298,000
    Highways: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $494,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $112,000
    Rents: $107,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,834,000
    All Other: $2,494,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,542,000
    Public Welfare: $215,000
    General Local Government Support: $184,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,804,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,664,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,754,000
    Other License: $3,405,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $809,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $365,000
    Other Selective Sales: $187,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $162,000

Island County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,372,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,748,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,122,000

Island County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,440,000

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
Island County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Island County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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