Population, Race and Ethnicity
Union Hill-Novelty Hill is a Census-designated place in King County, Washington, with a population of 22,034. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 67.50% of residents identify as white, 1.10% as Black or African American, 0.20% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 23.90% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 4.30% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.90% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Union Hill-Novelty Hill include German, English, Irish, American, and European. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are New Zealander, South African, and Australian.
Native and foreign-born population
An estimated 74.10% of Union Hill-Novelty Hill residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 25.90% of the population that is foreign-born, 46.10% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.
The population of Union Hill-Novelty Hill is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 42.4 years, 4.5 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 19.30% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Union Hill-Novelty Hill, 73.00% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 1.20% of households are occupied by single male householders, 6.10% by single female householders, and 19.70% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 85.10% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Washington and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Union Hill-Novelty Hill, 94.8% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 92.4% of the 5 and older population across Washington only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Union Hill-Novelty Hill are more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 71.4% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Washington as a whole, 51.1% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is less common in Union Hill-Novelty Hill than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 7.3% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Washington, 11.7% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 15.9% of Union Hill-Novelty Hill residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Union Hill-Novelty Hill, 7.5% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 9.6% of the civilian population in all of Washington.
In Union Hill-Novelty Hill, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Union Hill-Novelty Hill residents 25 and older, 98.50% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 70.20% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Washington, 91.1% of adults have graduated high school, and 35.3 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Union Hill-Novelty Hill earns $139,009 a year, about $78,700 more than the national median of $60,293 and $68,900 more than the median household income across the state of $70,116.
Serious financial hardship is less common in Union Hill-Novelty Hill than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 2.70%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 11.5% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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