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It was developed to provide a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data to hospitals, community-based organizations, community health centers, public agencies, policymakers and the general public. Community Health Indicators were conceived as a follow-up to the 2002 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century, which emphasizes relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health.

We encourage you to also visit the archived King County Aims High website, which includes not only health data, but other indicators across all King County agencies. Aims High was part of an effort to increase transparency and accountability in county government.


Each indicator presents tables, charts, and maps on King County trends and demographics, data for King County Health Reporting Areas and comparisons to U.S., State of Washington and the Healthy People 2020 Indicator, if available.

The complete range of this data is not available for every measure.

To access past data prior to 2014, visit our mirror page on archive.org

King County Hospital for a Healthier Community

King County Hospitals for a Healthier Community (HHC) is a collaborative of 12 hospitals and health systems in King County and Public Health – Seattle & King County. HHC members have joined forces to identify the most important health needs and assets in the communities they serve. As part of this effort, the KC HHC has supported the expansion of community health indicators.

The King County unemployment rate for adults 16+ years was 5.1%.
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Demographics on individual and social/economic characteristics.
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25% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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7.7% of the King County population age 25 and older.
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51.4% of the King County population age 25 and older did not have a bachelor's degree or higher education.
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21.2% of the King County population, including about 441,000 persons
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36% of students
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44.8% of renters and 31.3% of owners with a mortgage
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(2013) 26.4% of King County residents ages 5 and older speak a language other than English at home.
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Half of all households have a household income below the median household income and half of all households have a household income above the median household income.
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24.2 percent of King County residents, approximately 496,000 people.
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78% of students
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11.2% of King County residents, approximately 226,000 people.
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81.7 years in King County.
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7,753 years per 100,000 in King County, or 147,917 years of life.
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Leading causes of death by comparison to Washington state.
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143.9 deaths per 100,000, including 2,924 deaths.
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125.5 deaths per 100,000, including 2,563 deaths.
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44 deaths per 100,000, including 886 deaths.
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30.4 deaths per 100,000, including 615 deaths.
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33.5 deaths per 100,000, including 704 deaths.
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33.5 deaths per 100,000, including 704 deaths.
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27.5 deaths per 100,000, including 540 deaths.
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19.4 deaths per 100,000, including 396 deaths.
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12.4 deaths per 100,000, including 266 deaths
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9.1 deaths per 100,000, including 204 deaths
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8.9 deaths per 100,000, including 182 deaths
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Rate = Hospitalizations per 100,000 population.
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21% or about 321,300 King County adults age 18+.
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12% or about 188,300 King County adults age 18+.
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8% or about 122,600 King County adults age 18+.
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34.3 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 549 admissions.
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5% of children age 0-17.
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123.2 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 529 admissions.
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26% or about 400,700 King County adults age 18+.
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41% or about 379,600 King County adults [about 218,600 men (42%) and about 161,000 women (40%)].
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4% or about 65,300 King County adults age 18+.
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3% or about 40,400 King County adults age 18+.
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3% or about 40,000 King County adults age 18+.
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3% or about 53,500 King County adults age 18+.
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20% or about 310,900 King County adults age 18+.
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7% or about 110,200 King County adults age 18+.
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3% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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931.3 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 19,523 admissions.
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63.3 deaths per 100,000, including 1268 deaths.
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19.8 deaths per 100,000 females, including 225 deaths .
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190.1 cases per 100,000 women.
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6.0 cases per 100,000 women.
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11.5 deaths per 100,000, including 231 deaths.
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35.6 cases per 100,000 population.
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326.9 cases per 100,000 population.
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1.6 deaths per 100,000, including 36 deaths.
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No data at this time.

Map of Hospital and safety net health care facilities in King County.
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1.6% of King County's children aged 0-17 do not have health insurance.
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16.4% of King County adults age 18-64.
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38% of adults with income <138% of FPL.
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28% or about 421,900 King County adults age 18+.
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12% or about 184,500 King County adults age 18+.
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68% of adolescents age 12-21.
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30% or about 462,200 King County adults age 18+.
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16% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades.
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40% of screened children.
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35% or about 193,600 King County adults age 50-75.
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74% of King County children ages 6-23 did not have a flu shot.
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61% or about 821,700 King County adults age 18-64.
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40% or about 98,800 King County adults age 65+.
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31% or about 75,700 King County adults age 65+.
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22% or about 60,700 King County women age 50-74.
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18% or about 114,400 King County women age 21-65.
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13% or about 201,400 King County adults age 18+.
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10% or about 152,900 King County adults age 18+.
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4% or about 60,500 King County adults age 18+.
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29% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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25% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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9.6 deaths per 100,000, including 216 deaths.
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20% or about 301,400 King County adults age 18+.
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11% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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14.1 deaths per 100,000, including 313 deaths.
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24% or about 373,500 King County adults age 18+.
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16% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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69% of children aged birth to 5 years were read to or told stories every day.
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23% or about 350,700 King County adults age 18+.
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25% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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6.3 per 1,000 females ages 15-17.
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11.9 per 1,000 females ages 15-17.
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96.7 per 100 births, including 24,237 newborns.
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4.1 per 1,000 live births.
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4.6 per 100 births, including 1,087 newborns.
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6.8 per 100 births, including 1,727 newborns.
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5.2 per 100 births, including 1,273 newborns.
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25.9 per 100 births, including 2,532 newborns.
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8.8 per 100 births, including 2,231 newborns.
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3.8 per 100 births, including 953 newborns.
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1.1 per 100 births, including 286 newborns.
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0.9 per 100 births, including 229 newborns.
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Among workers age 16+, 11% used public transportation and 6% walked or biked.
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24% of King County households.
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5% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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12% of King County youth attending public schools in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades.
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35% or about 536,700 King County adults age 18+.
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22% or about 335,400 King County adults age 18+.
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78% or about 1,190,800 King County adults age 18+.
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15% or about 225,600 King County adults age 18+ .
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Fruit: 1.1 times daily Vegetable: 1.8 times daily.
Daily fruit data (2013)
Vegetable consumption data (2013)

63% of King County adults 18+.
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12% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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9% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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78% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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75% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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26% of King County youth attending public schools in the 6th,8th,10th and 12th grades.
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49% of King County youth attending public schools in the 6th,8th,10th and 12th grades.
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71% of King County youth attending public schools in the 6th grade .
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74% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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27% of King County youth attending public schools in the 6th,8th,10th and 12th grades.
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15% or about 227,700 King County adults age 18+.
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The Retail Food Environment Index (RFEI) is a tool that gives a snapshot of unhealthy versus healthy food retail options for an area, which has implications for both a healthy diet and health outcomes.
Learn more about RFEI and see map of Health Reporting Area in King County

Supplemental Food Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ratio of Basic Food clients to number.
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Visualizing the context between food outlets and obesity rates by Health Reporting Area.
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Proximity to parks in King County.
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Purpose: To measure areas lacking access to a supermarket within one mile, or rural areas lacking similar access within 10 miles. If people lack a convenient and affordable means of purchasing healthy food, it increases the risk that they will end up feeding their family less nutritious options, which is often more expensive because of increased travel time or the lack of ability to reach a grocery store. Food deserts are found in South Seattle and the South Region of King County.
See www.communitiescount.org for additional information about food security.

23% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades.
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6% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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14% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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20% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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Tobacco-free park policies: Cities in King County.
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2% or about 29,700 King County adults age 18+.
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39% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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No data at this time.

12.9 cases per 100,000 population.
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18.5 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 388 admissions.
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15% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades.
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7.5 deaths per 100,000, including 154 deaths.
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2.8 deaths per 100,000, including 57 deaths.
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6% of King County youth attending public schools in the 8th,10th and 12th grades.
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12.4 deaths per 100,000, including 266 deaths.
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39.9 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 814 admissions.
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12% or about 93,100 King County adults age 45+ .
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10 deaths per 100,000, including 203 deaths.
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69.1 deaths per 100,000, including 170 deaths.
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288.9 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 5,834 admissions.
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5.6 deaths per 100,000, including 112 deaths.
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37.8 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 795 admissions.
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12.3 deaths per 100,000, including 273 deaths.
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36.1 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 777 admissions.
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A rate of 139 non-fatal hospitalizations and 3.6 deaths per 100,000, including 585 hospitalizations and 15 deaths.
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33.5 deaths per 100,000, including 704 deaths.
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509.5 hospitalizations per 100,000, including 10,471 admissions.
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