Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
130,843
5.39% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38
0.262% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.63%
9.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$110,661
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$442,600
21.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA had a population of 131k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $110,661. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA grew from 124,153 to 130,843, a 5.39% increase and its median household income grew from $98,923 to $110,661, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.07%), White (Hispanic) (3.63%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.21%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%).

8.34% of the households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was $442,600, and the homeownership rate was 85.4%.

Most people in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 40.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA is home to a population of 131k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.51% of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (7.2k people).

In 2022, there were 10.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA are Spanish (4,818 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (814 households), and Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (650 households).

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    100k ± 2.9k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.25k ± 1.26k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 975
8.94%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2022, there were 10.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.94% of the people in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA are hispanic (11.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.2k people
5.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.34k people

As of 2022, 5.51% of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA residents (7.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was 5.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,818 households (3.94%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    814 households (0.666%)
  3. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    650 households (0.531%)

8.34% of the households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was Spanish. 3.94% of the households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,246 ± 513
  2. Vietnam
    2,965 ± 351
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,010 ± 301

Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA employs 61.4k people. The largest industries in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA are Construction (6,968 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,694 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,417 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($174,976), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($151,289), and Air transportation ($146,863).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,242
Women
45.6%
30,148
Men
54.4%

The workforce of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA in 2020 was 55,390 people, with 45.6% woman, and 54.4% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA.

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Occupations

61.4k
2022 Value
6.45%
1 Year growth
± 6.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 6.45%, from 57.6k employees to 61.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,933 people), Other managers (1,873 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.4k
2022 Value
6.45%
1 Year growth
± 6.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 6.45%, from 57.6k employees to 61.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA, are Construction (6,968 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,694 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,417 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$72,328
Median earning men ± $2,427
$45,259
Median earning women ± $1,632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($116,964), Public Administration ($93,139), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,958).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,242), Manufacturing ($65,633), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,954).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.382% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.36% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.9k), Some college (26.3k), and Primary Education (14.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was $442,600 in 2022, which is 1.57 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $363,200 to $442,600, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA is 85.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 40.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA is $110,661. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$442,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,024
$37,903
Median Property Taxes
±$1,463

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

85.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.4% of the housing units in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$110,661
Median Household Income
± $2,607
44.4k
Number of Households
± 1,608

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.4k households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA grew to $110,661 from the previous year's value of $98,923.

The following chart displays the households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.406
2022 Wage GINI in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA
0.399
2021 Wage GINI in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was 0.406 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.89% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.5%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (10.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

40.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (40.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.88% of the workforce in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA (7.31k out of 130k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 9.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 3.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.85%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
9.3%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
3.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA declined by 9.74% from 5.37% to 4.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pierce County (Southeast)--Graham, Elk Plain & Prairie Ridge PUMA, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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