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DEMOGRAPHICS     -     Economic Vitality Report (printable pamphlet)

Climate

Temp Min. Max. Median Duration Avg. # Days Precipitation Avg. # Days
January 33.8 46.6 40.2 Below 32 degrees F 1 Snowfall, Sleet, Hail (>1") 4.70
March 36.6 53.7 45.2 Above 90 degrees F 2 Rain (>.01") 85.48
May 44.5 63.8 54.2 Growing Season 180    
July 51.7 70.9 61.3  
September 49.6 69.4 59.5  
November 38.7 54.0 46.4  
Year 42.8 59.8 51.3  
Terrain - Elevation - Sea Level - 30'
North Pacific County's terrain consists of marshes, grasslands, farm land, Pacific Ocean, and the river's edge to low hills on both side of the Willapa River.

South Pacific County's terrain consists of marshes, grassland, hills, bay, and marine environment with 28 miles of sand beaches along the Pacific Ocean.

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                                                                         Population - 2005

Pacific County                   21,300
    Unincorporated    14,280
    Ilwaco        940
    Long Beach      1,345
    Raymond      2,960
    South Bend      1,775
Source: WA Employment Security Dept.    
                    Labor Force        2000                            2005
     Civilian Labor Force          8,663                                      9,670
     Employed          7,989                                      9,000
     Unemployed             674                                        670
     Unemployment Rate           7.8%                                         7%
Source: 2000 US Census & 2005 Employment Security Dept.

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Average Annual Wages        

             Employees

     2000                          2004
Overall Average Wage     $37,981
Agriculture 151                                                  $16,569
Aquaculture/Fishing 277                                                  $24,594
Government 1,827                                                  $34,073
Forest Resources 161                                                  $34,536
Healthcare/Retirement Services 37                                                  $19,671
Manufacturing 1,045                                                  $25,097
Retail (Hospitality) Tourism 1,245                                                  $15,182
Technology 126                                                  $22,028
Source: 2000 US Census & 2004 WA Dept. of Revenue

          Per Capita Income                                                    2000                                  2003

             Pacific County                              $17,322                                      $23,395
Source: 2000 US Census & 2003 Employment Security Dept.
          Major Local and State Taxes                                                                           2005 
Pacific County Retail Sales Tax   7.80%
Retail Sales Tax in Most Incorporated Areas 7.80%
State & Local Business & Occupation Tax (Tax on gross receipts; applies to most manufacturers   Retail: 0.00471; Service 0.015; Extracting, Manufacturing, Wholesale: 0.00484
Source: WA Dept. of Revenue    
        Property Tax Rates Average                                                                    2006
Unincorporated & City Pacific County

       13.7722

Assessed Per $1,000 value on property    
Source: Pacific County Assessor

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         Tax Facts

No corporate income tax   No inventory tax
No personal income tax   No unitary tax
No Tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains  
       Top Employers  Product    Number of Employees
Pacific County Government                 210
Weyerhaeuser Forest Products                 193
Coast Seafoods Marine                  181
Jessie's Ilwaco Fish Co., Inc Marine                159
Ocean Beach Hospital Healthcare                154
Naselle Youth Camp Judicial Service                122
Willapa Harbor Hospital Healthcare                112
South Bend School District Education                101
Source: Pacific County EDC    
        Colleges and Universities within 50 miles
Grays Harbor Community College, Main Campus: Aberdeen; Branches: Raymond, Ilwaco, Elma 2-year Community/Technical College Program
Washington State University Extension Raymond Limited 4-year Program
Centralia Community College Centralia 2-year Community/Technical Program
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia 2-year Community/Technical Program
Crown College Tacoma 4-year Program
Northwest Baptist Seminary Tacoma 4-year Program
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma 4-year and Master's Programs
Saint Martin's College Lacey 4-year and Master's Programs
The Evergreen State College Olympia 4-year and Master's Programs
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Airports   Raymond, Ilwaco
Highways   US 101, SR 6
Trucking   15 Trucking Companies Available (5 local) (10 interstate)
                                                                                Utility Providers
Electric Power   Public Utility District #2
Telecommunications & Internet Service   CenturyLink, ReachOne, On-Line, Techline
       Incentives
Sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment, B&O tax credit for new employees, Sales tax exemption on new construction or renovation, R&D tax credits, Industrial revenue bonds, and Customized worker training.
                                                                                  Lifestyle
Median Home Cost - 2005 Pacific Co. Assessor $120,000
Hospitals   Ocean Beach, Willapa Harbor
Parks (County, State & National)   9
Golf Courses   3
Area - 975 square miles  
What Do Social and Demographic Trends Mean for Southwestern Washington?

Dr. Annabel Kirschner, Chair of the Washington State University Department of Community and Rural Sociology, presents the latest demographic data for Pacific County, including growth, aging, commuting, income, education, employment, and poverty.

Census Data
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