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0.1.1 Total Population & Annual Growth Rate

The 2019 population of Grant County was 98,740 - a growth rate of 1.4% from 2018. Since 2010, the population grew by 10.8%.

What does the annual growth rate look like for every year starting with 1983-1984?.

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2.4.5 Share of Employment in Top-5 Largest Employing Sectors

Employment levels among the top industry sectors reveal the structure of Grant County's economy.

Different sectors usually show different average wage levels, so the share of people employed in various sectors gives insight into the total wage earnings.

How do the employment shares of the state stack up?

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6.1.1 Homeowners Spending 30%+ of Household Income on Shelter

Shelter costs are more than the mortgage. Defined by the U.S. Census, shelter costs include:

“the sum of payments for mortgages, deeds of trust, contracts to purchase, or similar debts on the property (including payments for the first mortgage, second mortgages, home equity loans, and other junior mortgages); real estate taxes; fire, hazard, and flood insurance on the property; utilities (electricity, gas, and water and sewer); and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.)”.

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5.2.2 Share of 10th Graders Who Last Used Tobacco in the Last 30-Days, by Type (E-Cig / Smokeless / Cigarettes)

The share of 10th graders attending a public school in Grant County who used a tobacco products within the last 30-days.

These figures are from 10th graders self-reporting through the 2018 Washington State Department of Health: Healthy Youth Survey. 

How have these shares changed over time?

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2.2.5 Number of Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Food and beverage processing “is the handling or processing of any food in any manner of preparation for sale for human consumption.”

Food and beverage manufacturing include industries like fruit juice production, as well as processing foods like wheat and potatoes into products for grocery stores or restaurants. It does not include wineries.

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