Census: EP Has Higher Home Values, Lower Poverty Rate Than Statewide Averages

Released Thursday, the five-year American Community Survey offers detailed demographic information on communities throughout the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau last week released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country.

The five-year estimates are based on interviews with almost two million housing units nationwide from 2007 through 2011. By pooling several years of survey responses, the American Community Survey generates detailed statistical portraits for small areas. The groupings of five-year estimates are released annually.

Evergren Park has a significantly higher number of home owners compared with the state as a whole, while maintaining a household income level about $8,000 higher than the state's number. 

The number of Evergreen Park residents below poverty level sits at 6.9 percent, compared with 13.1 percent state wide. 

Here's what the American Community Survey has to say about Evergreen when it comes to home ownership and income:

Evergreen State Homeownership rate 85.6%
68.7% Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 14.5%
32.9% Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $219,500
$198,500 Households, 2007-2011 6,888
4,773,002 Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.83
2.62 Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $28,499
$29,376 Median household income, 2007-2011 $64,602
$56,576 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 6.9%

Some facts on the demographic makeup of Evergreen Park:

Evergreen State Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 14.1%
22.0% High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 91.4%
86.6% Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 31.1%
30.7% Veterans, 2007-2011 1,272
770,388 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 33.0

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey


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