Census Data

American Community Survey 5-year estimates 2014-2018

Conducted by the US Census Bureau, the American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides updated data every year. This provides communities current information needed to plan investments and services. The ACS covers a broad range of topics about social, economic, demographic, and housing characteristics of the U.S. population.

The 5-year estimates from the ACS are “period” estimates that represent data collected over a set time frame. The primary advantage of using multiyear estimates is the increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated areas and small population subgroups. Another advantage of using ACS 5-year estimates is also their availability for smaller census areas. Annual ACS data is typically only available for larger jurisdictions (over 65,000 people).

The ACS data provides objective estimations on several important aspects of housing markets and for conducting housing needs assessments. These include:

Demographic – Including Total Population, Population by Age, and Population by Race

Economic – Information on Median Household Income, Median Family Income, Employment Characteristics, and Commuting patterns.

Social – Information on Households by Type and School Enrollment

Housing – Information on Housing by Tenure of Householder, Selected monthly owner costs, and estimated rent. For selected monthly owner costs and rental estimates, the number of cost overburdened households is provided.

Data from the ACS is provided below for each city with a population of over 10,000 people. Data for every county in Washington is also provided.

Cities

Aberdeen
Airway Heights
Anacortes
Arlington
Auburn
Bainbridge Island
Battle Ground
Bellevue
Bellingham
Bonney Lake
Bothell
Bremerton
Burien
Burlington
Camas
Centralia
Cheney
Covington
Des Moines
DuPont
East Wenatchee
Edgewood
Edmonds
Ellensburg
Enumclaw
Everett
Federal Way
Ferndale
Fife
Gig Harbor
Grandview
Issaquah
Kelso
Kenmore
Kennewick
Kent
Kirkland
Lacey
Lake Forest Park
Lake Stevens
Lakewood
Liberty Lake
Longview
Lynden
Lynnwood
Maple Valley
Marysville
Mercer Island
Mill Creek
Monroe
Moses Lake
Mount Vernon
Mountlake Terrace
Mukilteo
Newcastle
Oak Harbor
Olympia
Pasco
Port Angeles
Port Orchard
Port Townsend
Poulsbo
Pullman
Puyallup
Redmond
Renton
Richland
Sammamish
SeaTac
Seattle
Sedro Woolley
Shelton
Shoreline
Snohomish
Snoqualmie
Spokane
Spokane Valley
Sumner
Sunnyside
Tacoma
Tukwila
Tumwater
University Place
Vancouver
Walla Walla
Washougal
Wenatchee
West Richland
Woodinville
Yakima
Yelm

 

 

COUNTIES

 

Adams County
Asotin County
Benton County
Chelan County
Clallam County
Clark County
Columbia County
Cowlitz County
Douglas County
Ferry County
Franklin County
Garfield County
Grant County
Grays Harbor County
Island County
Jefferson County
King County
Kitsap County
Kittitas County
Klickitat County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Mason County
Okanogan County
Pacific County
Pend Oreille County
Pierce County
San Juan County
Skagit County
Skamania County
Snohomish County
Spokane County
Stevens County
Thurston County
Wahkiakum County
Walla Walla County
Whatcom County
Whitman County
Yakima County