Lacey, WA

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2022 Population
56,263
7.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
1.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
13.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,874
6.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$378,700
21.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,680
9.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lacey, WA had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $79,874. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lacey, WA grew from 52,572 to 56,263, a 7.02% increase and its median household income grew from $75,059 to $79,874, a 6.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lacey, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.97%), White (Hispanic) (5.48%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.31%).

None of the households in Lacey, 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.

94.5% of the residents in Lacey, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lacey, WA are Saint Martin's University (469 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lacey, WA was $378,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Lacey, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lacey, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lacey, WA is home to a population of 56.3k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Lacey, WA residents were born outside of the country (6.95k people).

In 2022, there were 6.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.4k people) in Lacey, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Lacey, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lacey, WA was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lacey, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.4k ± 1.34k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.31k ± 912
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.48k ± 788
12.2%
Hispanic Population
6.84k people

In 2022, there were 6.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.4k people) in Lacey, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Lacey, WA are hispanic (6.84k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.95k people
12.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.41k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Lacey, WA residents (6.95k 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 Lacey, WA was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,237 ± 340
  2. Vietnam
    1,433 ± 268
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,346 ± 368

Lacey, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lacey, WA employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Lacey, WA are Public Administration (3,498 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,493 people), and Retail Trade (3,421 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($74,145), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,307), and Finance & Insurance ($62,019).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,356
9.46%
1 Year growth
± 7.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lacey, WA grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 22.5k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lacey, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,178 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,030 people), and Management Occupations (2,401 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lacey, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,356
9.46%
1 Year growth
± 7.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lacey, WA grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 22.5k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lacey, WA, are Public Administration (3,498 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,493 people), and Retail Trade (3,421 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lacey, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lacey, 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

$48,679
Median earning men ± $4,288
$42,732
Median earning women ± $3,896

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,810), Construction ($65,606), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,932), Wholesale Trade ($64,167), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,269).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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

In 2022, universities in Lacey, WA awarded 469 degrees. The student population of Lacey, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 654 male students and 955 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lacey, WA are White (221 and 49.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (72 and 16%), Asian (52 and 11.6%), and Two or More Races (42 and 9.33%).

The largest universities in Lacey, WA by number of degrees awarded are Saint Martin's University (469 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lacey, WA are Computer Science (91 and 19.4%), General Business Administration & Management (39 and 8.32%), and General Psychology (33 and 7.04%).

The median tuition cost in Lacey, WA for private four year colleges is $41,660.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lacey, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,609 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,609 students enrolled in Lacey, WA, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 636 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lacey, WA was General Business Administration & Management with 39 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
469 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Martin's University with 469 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 253 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lacey, WA, which is 1.17 times more than the 216 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 221 degrees mean that there were 3.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,660) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lacey, WA was $378,700 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $310,600 to $378,700, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lacey, WA is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lacey, WA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lacey, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lacey, WA is $79,874. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lacey, WA was Census Tract 122.21 with a value of $102,002, followed by Census Tract 116.23 and Census Tract 116.22, with respective values of $95,903 and $86,313.

Property

$378,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,277
$12,881
Median Property Taxes
±$823

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2022
72.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.9% of the housing units in Lacey, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 122.21
  2. Census Tract 116.23
  3. Census Tract 116.22

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lacey, WA was Census Tract 122.21 with a value of $102,002, followed by Census Tract 116.23 and Census Tract 116.22, with respective values of $95,903 and $86,313.

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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.
$79,874
Median Household Income
± $4,928
22.3k
Number of Households
± 1,266

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.3k households in Lacey, WA grew to $79,874 from the previous year's value of $75,059.

The following chart displays the households in Lacey, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lacey, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (11.6%)

In 2022, 71.5% of workers in Lacey, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (11.6%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lacey, WA have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Lacey, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lacey, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lacey, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lacey, WA (6.01k out of 55.3k 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 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lacey, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

94.6% of the population of Lacey, WA has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 9.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, WA see 1041 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.05% increase from the previous year (991 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1337 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 233 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,041 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Thurston County, WA

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, WA see an average of 1,041 patients per year. This represents a 5.05% increase from the previous year (991 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.44%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
9.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lacey, WA grew by 16.1% from 4.69% to 5.44%.

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