Big Bottom, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 3,574.
Males: 1,808  (50.6%)
Females: 1,766  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Washington median age:

35.3 years

Zip code: 98377

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,078 (it was $31,392 in 2000)
Big Bottom:

$52,078
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,315 (it was $17,786 in 2000)

Big Bottom CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,830 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Big Bottom:

$193,830
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $264,006; detached houses: $289,595; townhouses or other attached units: $142,503; in 2-unit structures: $187,065; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $237,037; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,657; mobile homes: $188,893; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $76,189
March 2019 cost of living index in Big Bottom: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Big Bottom, WA (2000)
    • 3,18195.6%White alone
    • 591.8%Hispanic
    • 431.3%Two or more races
    • 290.9%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Black alone
    • 40.1%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Big Bottom detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 676.7 square miles.

Population density: 5.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Bottom, Washington map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Big Bottom CCD:

1.2% ($1,073)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (42.0 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (76.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (879.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Packwood, WA (2.9 miles ),
Ashford, WA (4.3 miles ),
Morton, WA (4.7 miles ),
Elbe, WA (4.9 miles),
Mineral, WA (5.2 miles ),
Alder, WA (5.4 miles ),
Eatonville, WA (5.6 miles ),
La Grande, WA (5.6 miles)

Latitude: 46.54 N, Longitude: 121.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Distribution of median household income in Big Bottom, WA in 2019
Big Bottom satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in Big Bottom, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.4%)
  • Wood products (18.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Big Bottom, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.3%)
  • Woodworkers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Carpenters (9.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.6%)
  • Woodworkers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Big Bottom, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.7. This is better than average.

City:

58.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.7
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Big Bottom-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1515% 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 59.2 miles away from Big Bottom 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Big Bottom center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from Big Bottom center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Big Bottom center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 445.0 miles away from Big Bottom 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 76.6 miles away from Big Bottom center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 11, Landslides: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Winds: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Bottom:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 49 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 52 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 55 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Centralia College (about 57 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Green River Community College (about 57 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 57 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 58 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Big Bottom: Lost Lake Lookout (A), Soda Springs Campground (B), Tatoosh Lookout (C), North Fork Campground (D), Box Canyon Picnic Area (E), La Wis Wis Campground (F), Coal Creek Forest Camp (G), Ricksecker Point (H), Canyon Rim View Point (I), Skeelter Shelter (J), River Bar Campground (K), Tower Rock Campground (L), Bypass Camp (M), Nickel Creek Shelter (N), Blue Lake Creek Campground (O), Packwood Guard Station (P), Packwood Lake Resort (Q), Blue Lake Camp Picnic Area (R), Packwood Lake Trailhead (S), Johnson Creek Snowmobile Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tower Rock Beaver Ponds (A), Black Rock Pond (B), Benchmark Lake (C), Coyote Lake (D), Fir Lake (E), Wright Lake (F), Pipe Lake (G), Sheep Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Bill Creek (A), Brownie Creek (B), Burton Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Carlton Creek (E), Chimney Creek (F), Clear Fork Cowlitz River (G), Coal Creek (H), Cortright Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lewis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.5%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

For population 15 years and over in Big Bottom:

Marital status in Big Bottom, WA
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Big Bottom:

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Bottom, WA (based on Lewis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,96166
Catholic8,10210
Other4,63716
Mainline Protestant3,62120
None47,134-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Here:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Lewis County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Lewis County:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

34.4%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

13.9%

7.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thurston County, WA  1.75% ($41,901 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.65% ($48,747)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($63,745)


6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thurston County, WA  1.87% ($39,481 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($39,479)
to Cowlitz County, WA  0.34% ($43,745)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Bottom:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Bottom:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Bottom, WA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 31.7%Wood
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Bottom, WA
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 38.8%Wood
  • 3.4%No fuel used
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Big Bottom compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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