Migration Profile for Washington, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Washington in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Washington People Moving into Washington People Moving out of Washington Net # People Moving into Washington from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 204,852 170,205 34,647 1.20
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 38,062 37,207 855 1.02
Aged 18-19 11,458 13,436 -1,978 0.85
Aged 20-24 34,638 26,265 8,373 1.32
Aged 25-34 54,723 36,015 18,708 1.52
Aged 35-44 24,931 24,691 240 1.01
Aged 45-54 16,711 13,358 3,353 1.25
Aged 55-64 12,259 10,852 1,407 1.13
Aged 65+ 12,070 8,381 3,689 1.44
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 77,318 62,576 14,742 1.24
Married 64,350 54,598 9,752 1.18
Divorced 19,094 14,669 4,425 1.30
Separated 3,766 3,304 462 1.14
Widowed 7,170 3,296 3,874 2.18
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 10,452 7,323 3,129 1.43
High School Graduate 23,274 17,613 5,661 1.32
Some college or Associates degree 37,812 32,078 5,734 1.18
Bachelor’s Degree 30,255 23,138 7,117 1.31
Graduate or Professional Degree 18,901 13,145 5,756 1.44
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 14,304 14,588 -284 0.98
$1-$9,999 37,536 35,666 1,870 1.05
$10,000-$24,999 47,138 32,412 14,726 1.45
$25,000-$49,999 39,779 29,465 10,314 1.35
$50,000-$74,999 17,998 11,888 6,110 1.51
$75,000+ 14,943 14,424 519 1.04
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 28,430 27,185 1,245 1.05
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 25,424 17,165 8,259 1.48
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 136,902 110,394 26,508 1.24

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Washington” refers to those people living in Washington in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Washington” refers to those people living in Washington in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.20 means that very every 100 people leaving Washington for another state, 120 people are moving to Washington from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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