Lincoln County ranked 16th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Lincoln County ranked 16th among counties in Washington by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Lincoln County residents was an inflation-adjusted $26,534 per year. Lincoln County had 4,416 households in 2017, with a population of 10,344.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was King County. King County's median income was $40,852 per year after adjusting for inflation – $14,318 more than Lincoln County. It had 851,077 households in 2017 and a population of 2,118,119.

Whitman County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Washington, with a median income of only $16,042 per year. That was $10,492 less than the median income in Lincoln County at the time. Whitman County had 17,657 households in 2017 and a population of 47,794.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Washington counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
King County
40,852
2
Snohomish County
36,659
3
Thurston County
34,801
4
Kitsap County
32,997
5
Clark County
32,697
6
Pierce County
32,553
7
Island County
30,980
8
San Juan County
30,906
9
Benton County
30,751
10
Skagit County
28,909
11
Spokane County
27,277
12
Columbia County
26,881
13
Franklin County
26,730
14
Chelan County
26,669
15
Skamania County
26,661
16
Lincoln County
26,534
17
Mason County
26,511
18
Jefferson County
26,449
19
Clallam County
26,448
20
Douglas County
26,127
21
Whatcom County
26,091
22
Asotin County
26,091
23
Pend Oreille County
26,077
24
Walla Walla County
25,638
25
Cowlitz County
25,563
26
Stevens County
24,848
27
Grant County
24,565
28
Klickitat County
24,529
29
Wahkiakum County
24,381
30
Garfield County
24,250
31
Lewis County
24,249
32
Kittitas County
24,232
33
Adams County
23,907
34
Grays Harbor County
23,885
35
Yakima County
23,193
36
Okanogan County
22,635
37
Pacific County
21,676
38
Ferry County
20,761
39
Whitman County
16,042
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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