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Health Insurance Estimates

Health Insurance Estimates

New small area data each year: a snapshot in time
It is not often we can share two data interactives in the same article, in fact, this is the first time. Both are products of the U.S. Census Bureau, and both show data from the Small Area Health Insurance...
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Washington State Bridges

Washington State Bridges

Interactive map combined with bridge structure ratings
Infrastructure – not a unique concept or term, but something all Americans seem to agree on. Currently, it appears a national infrastructure bill will become law. The final total is likely...
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The U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor

A combination of powerful data and firsthand local reports
The U.S. Drought Monitor is “a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National...
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Total Population and Annual Growth Rate

Total Population and Annual Growth Rate

Modest population growth in a pandemic year

The greater Wenatchee area added to its ranks in 2021 — but not at the rate many may have thought. The Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM) estimates that between the April 1 of 2020 and 2021, the number of souls in the two counties increased by about 1,500...
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Residual Net Migration as a Share of Total  Population

Residual Net Migration as a Share of Total Population

Net migration influencing a growing population

As the companion story on overall population growth of this issue explains, it’s newcomers who drive population growth in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Or more precisely, the balance of those moving in over those residents moving out. Over the 2020-2021 period, demographers...
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Housing Affordability Index for First Time Homebuyers

Housing Affordability Index for First Time Homebuyers

First-time buyers impacted by a tight housing market

Buying a house, especially for the first time, signals a family’s commitment to the community and reinforces a pattern of employment and consumption that fosters growth and stability in the local economy. Prior to the pandemic, lower interest rates and economic growth, accompanied by...
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