King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
157,312
0.269% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
0.252% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.4%
7.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$181,744
9.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.13M
20% 1-year growth

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In 2022, King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA had a population of 157k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $181,744. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA grew from 156,890 to 157,312, a 0.269% increase and its median household income grew from $166,625 to $181,744, a 9.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.13%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.08%), and White (Hispanic) (1.96%).

33.6% of the households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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.

83.9% of the residents in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was $1.13M, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA is home to a population of 157k people, from which 83.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 30.5% of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (48k people).

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.4k people) in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (14,612 households), Spanish (4,896 households), and Hindi (4,481 households).

Citizenship

83.9%
2022 Citizenship
84.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.9% of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was 84.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    87.4k ± 2.16k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    47.7k ± 2.18k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.64k ± 1.25k
5.09%
Hispanic Population
8.01k people

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.4k people) in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.09% of the people in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA are hispanic (8.01k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

30.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
48k people
29.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.2k people

As of 2022, 30.5% of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA residents (48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was 29.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    14,612 households (9.84%)
  2. Spanish
    4,896 households (3.3%)
  3. Hindi
    4,481 households (3.02%)

33.6% of the households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher 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 King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 9.84% of the households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,603 ± 224
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    874 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    802 ± 219

King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA employs 76.4k people. The largest industries in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA are Computer Systems Design (14,063 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,747 people), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (3,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($367,300), Data processing, hosting & related services ($336,431), and Software publishing ($266,011).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
32,929
Women
44.3%
41,451
Men
55.7%

The workforce of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA in 2020 was 74,380 people, with 44.3% woman, and 55.7% men.

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Occupations

76.4k
2022 Value
0.661%
1 Year growth
± 0.661%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.661%, from 75.9k employees to 76.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA, are Software developers (9,860 people), Other managers (4,658 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,816 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.4k
2022 Value
0.661%
1 Year growth
± 0.661%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.661%, from 75.9k employees to 76.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA, are Computer Systems Design (14,063 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,747 people), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (3,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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

$142,262
Median earning men ± $4,220
$75,998
Median earning women ± $2,744

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($204,072), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($182,652), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($142,557).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($154,013), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($111,448), and Manufacturing ($106,228).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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, 0.467% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.797% 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 King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (44.8k), Graduate Degree (38.2k), and Primary Education (16.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was $1.13M in 2022, which is 4 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $938,700 to $1.13M, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA is $181,744. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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

$1.13M
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,977
$42,312
Median Property Taxes
±$1,320

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 King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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 King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$181,744
Median Household Income
± $4,973
58.1k
Number of Households
± 1,769

In 2022, the median household income of the 58.1k households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA grew to $181,744 from the previous year's value of $166,625.

The following chart displays the households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.459
2022 Wage GINI in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA
0.464
2021 Wage GINI in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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 (54.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (29.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.54%)

In 2022, 54.9% of workers in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (29.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.54%).

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

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities 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 King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA (8.47k out of 157k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA is White, followed by Asian 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

97.8% of the population of King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 71.3% on employee plans, 4.94% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.402% 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 26.7% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 45.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.18%
Uninsured
71.3%
Employer Coverage
4.94%
Medicaid
9.29%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.402%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA declined by 6.43% from 2.33% to 2.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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