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Wahkiakum County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2016: 4,174 (all rural); it was 3,824 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 740
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 645
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,237
Renter-occupied apartments: 352 (it was 316 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

36%

Land area: 264 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wahkiakum County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.4%), Public administration (19.2%), Construction (17.2%), Information (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 14%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 69%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wahkiakum County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 2,036  (48.8%)
Females: 2,138  (51.2%)

Wahkiakum County,WA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Wahkiakum County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,375 ($39,444 in 1999)
This county:

$51,375
Washington:

$67,106

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $656 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $917)
This county:

$656
State:

$999


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,140 (it was $133,700 in 2000)
Wahkiakum:

$224,140
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,370 - $314,479
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,353
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 38

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $227,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Wahkiakum, WA residents
Average permit cost in Wahkiakum, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,970 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,372 (0.7%)

Wahkiakum County household income distribution in 2013 Wahkiakum County home values distribution in 2013 Wahkiakum County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
Wahkiakum County:

12.5%
Washington:

11.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 52.5% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 53.2 years old
(Males: 53.2 years old, Females: 53.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.1 years old, Black residents: 94.0 years old, American Indian residents: 47.9 years old, Asian residents: 15.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 15.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wahkiakum County is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $858 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cathlamet-Elochoman, Grays River, Puget Island, Cathlamet, Skamokawa, East Cathlamet, Skamokawa Valley, Rosburg, Deep River, Upper Elochoman.

Wahkiakum 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: Benton County , Granite County, Montana , Grant County, Minnesota , Mineral County, Montana , Washington County, Oregon , Todd County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 127
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 151 (49.7% naturalized citizens)

Wahkiakum County:

3.6%
Whole state:

14.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 502010 or later
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 32Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.4%

Wahkiakum County marital status for males Wahkiakum County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,639
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • Mobile homes: 369
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Wahkiakum County with a mortgage: 679 (0 second mortgage, 50 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 809

Here:

45.6% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wahkiakum County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5576
Mainline Protestant3405
Other2151
Catholic901
None2,776-
Wahkiakum 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: 1
Wahkiakum County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wahkiakum County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

12.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wahkiakum County:

11.7%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Wahkiakum County:

28.1%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Wahkiakum County:

Average size of farms: 99 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,830
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,264
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,422
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.72%
Land in orchards: 3 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wahkiakum County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 171% 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 80.4 miles away from Wahkiakum 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 69.2 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 88.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 400.6 miles away from the 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 331.5 miles away from Wahkiakum County center
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 54.3 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 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 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, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 21, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1963: March 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 1963, 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
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wahkiakum County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 10, Landslides: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 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
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (27%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Thailand (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wahkiakum County


  • American (15%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scandinavian (4%)

Wahkiakum County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 723 (65.3%)
  • Carpooled: 184 (16.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 86 (7.8%)
  • Worked at home: 95 (8.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
48 people in nursing homes
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 32 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,470.

8.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.14% relocated from other counties in Washington ($40,154 average AGI)
3.65% relocated from other states ($17,931 average AGI)
Wahkiakum County:

3.65%
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 Cowlitz County, WA  2.43% ($65,250 average AGI)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.17% relocated to other counties in Washington ($23,748 average AGI)
1.93% relocated to other states ($9,825 average AGI)
Wahkiakum County:

1.93%
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 Cowlitz County, WA  2.41% ($35,057 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Births per 1000 population in Wahkiakum County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Wahkiakum County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wahkiakum County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wahkiakum County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 979 (829 aged, 150 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 60 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (84)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (43)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (40)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (38)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (28)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (18)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (18)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (14)
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, without complications (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 805
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,247

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,174
  • In family households: 3,436 (591 male householders, 661 female householders)
    969 spouses, 936 children (785 natural, 67 adopted, 78 stepchildren), 65 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 51 parents, 43 other relatives, 106 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 673 (308 male householders (278 living alone)), 278 female householders (230 living alone)), 80 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63

Size of family households: 805 2-persons, 171 3-persons, 193 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 509 1-person, 63 2-persons, 9 3-persons.

420 married couples with children.
171 single-parent households (82 men, 89 women).

96.2% of residents of Wahkiakum speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $22,714,000 ($6,049 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $616,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,266,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,347,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $149,000
Federal grants: $2,449,000
Federal procurement contracts: $742,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $762,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $993,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,052,000

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

Births: 145
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 286
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +172
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wahkiakum County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.31 millions of gallons per day (23% from ground, 77% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • Year house built in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • 02014 or later
  • 902010 to 2013
  • 4092000 to 2009
  • 3081990 to 1999
  • 2201980 to 1989
  • 2411970 to 1979
  • 1521960 to 1969
  • 1341950 to 1959
  • 1641940 to 1949
  • 3801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • 01 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 393 rooms
  • 1274 rooms
  • 2615 rooms
  • 3056 rooms
  • 3257 rooms
  • 1588 rooms
  • 2519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • 01 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 443 rooms
  • 734 rooms
  • 525 rooms
  • 186 rooms
  • 357 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • 0no bedroom
  • 611 bedroom
  • 3202 bedrooms
  • 6943 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 1225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington
  • 0no bedroom
  • 801 bedroom
  • 1042 bedrooms
  • 1273 bedrooms
  • 244 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wahkiakum County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wahkiakum County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wahkiakum County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 22no vehicle
  • 3231 vehicle
  • 6262 vehicles
  • 3333 vehicles
  • 1384 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wahkiakum County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wahkiakum County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 48no vehicle
  • 1461 vehicle
  • 1182 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

84.4% of Wahkiakum County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Washington.

Wahkiakum County:

84.4%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 1,813
  • Other state: 2,183
  • Northeast: 135
  • Midwest: 406
  • South: 200
  • West: 1,438
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wahkiakum County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.7%Electricity
  • 29.8%Wood
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 14.1%Wood
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

14.3%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

5.9%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

34.4%
Washington:

16.4%

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
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Wahkiakum County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,501,000
  • Charges - Other: $457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,114,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,063,000
    Health - Other: $1,449,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $991,000
    Financial Administration: $887,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    General - Other: $487,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $436,000
    Transit Utilities: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $310,000
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $174,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,476,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,232,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $273,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $290,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $110,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $211,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $286,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,185,000
    Highways: $1,660,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,005,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,211,000
    Severance: $627,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,500,000

Wahkiakum County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,501,000
  • Charges - Other: $457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,114,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,063,000
    Health - Other: $1,449,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $991,000
    Financial Administration: $887,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    General - Other: $487,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $436,000
    Transit Utilities: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $310,000
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $174,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,476,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,232,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $273,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $290,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $110,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $211,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $286,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,185,000
    Highways: $1,660,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,005,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,211,000
    Severance: $627,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,500,000

Wahkiakum County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,501,000
  • Charges - Other: $457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,114,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,063,000
    Health - Other: $1,449,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $991,000
    Financial Administration: $887,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    General - Other: $487,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $436,000
    Transit Utilities: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $310,000
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $174,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,476,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,232,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $273,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $290,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $110,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $211,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $286,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,185,000
    Highways: $1,660,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,005,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,211,000
    Severance: $627,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,500,000

Wahkiakum County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,501,000
  • Charges - Other: $457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,114,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,063,000
    Health - Other: $1,449,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $991,000
    Financial Administration: $887,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    General - Other: $487,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $436,000
    Transit Utilities: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $310,000
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $174,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,476,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,232,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $273,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $290,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $110,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $211,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $286,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,185,000
    Highways: $1,660,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,005,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,211,000
    Severance: $627,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,500,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 69
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 54
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 25
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 30
Wahkiakum County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Wahkiakum County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Wahkiakum County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2477.8 years
George2177.8 years
William1574.3 years
Mary1385.6 years
Robert1373.4 years
Charles1281.7 years
Mildred1179.4 years
Harold1080.1 years
James1069.7 years
Walter1078.0 years
Most common last names in Wahkiakum County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2176.2 years
Anderson1371.3 years
Doumit976.4 years
Quigley973.2 years
Pedersen972.9 years
Olson985.0 years
Irving884.2 years
Witham880.4 years
Petersen776.1 years
Smith780.4 years

Businesses in Wahkiakum County, WA

  • Ace Hardware: 1

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