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|People QuickFacts||Skagit County||Washington|
|Population, 2013 estimate||118,837||6,971,406|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||116,901||6,724,543|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.7%||3.7%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.2%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.7%||22.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||18.1%||13.6%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.4%||50.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||91.1%||81.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.9%||4.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.7%||1.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.1%||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.7%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.9%||4.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||17.6%||11.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||75.8%||71.0%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||83.6%||82.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||10.2%||13.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||14.4%||18.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||88.3%||90.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||23.6%||31.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||25.2||25.5|
|Housing units, 2013||51,533||2,928,217|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||68.5%||63.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||16.8%||25.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$271,000||$272,900|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.54||2.52|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$27,395||$30,661|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$56,457||$59,374|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||12.6%||12.9%|
|Business QuickFacts||Skagit County||Washington|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||3,331||175,5531|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||37,027||2,361,6971|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.9%||0.3%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||7,336||412,542|
|Total number of firms, 2007||10,513||551,340|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.3%||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||1.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||6.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.2%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||2.7%||3.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||25.4%||28.7%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||8,918,220||112,053,283|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||698,025||76,790,966|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,134,762||92,968,519|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$18,362||$14,380|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||251,025||12,389,422|
|Building permits, 2012||229||28,118|
|Geography QuickFacts||Skagit County||Washington|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||1,731.20||66,455.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||67.5||101.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area|