Workforce Data

Median Household Income

$43,860  Annual Income (Median HH)
$45,083  Annual Income (Median HH)

Demographic Data

Region 2010 2000 1990
Wahkiakum County 3975 3824 3354
Cathlamet WA 575 565 545
Elochoman Valley 930 n/a n/a
Puget Island 798 n/a n/a
Skamokawa 519 n/a n/a
Grays River/Rosburg/Altoona/Deep River 1153 n/a n/a
Naselle WA n/a 377 n/a
Source: US Census

Labor Statistics

Sector June 2008
Resident Labor Force 1520
Resident Employment 1350
Unemployed Workers 170
Unemployment Rate 11.1%
Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Non-Agricultural Employment

Areas April 2010 October 2011
Manufacturing 50 40
Construction & Mining 140 150
Logging 100 100
Trade Transportation & Utilities 60 70
Other Services 30 70
Federal Government 20 20
State Government 20 20
School District 90 80
Local Government 240 180
Source: workforceexplorer.com

Top Ten Employers

No. Company Product / Service Number of Employees
1 Wahkiakum County Government 97
2 Jerry DeBriae Logging Co. Logging 85
3 Wahkiakum School District Public Educational Facilities 51
4 Columbia View Care Ctr Elderly & Rehab. Care Center 50
5 St. James Family Center Day Care & Family Services 26
6 Wahkiakum West Communications 17
7 Earl & Shirley's Riverview Restaurant & Lounge Light Mfr – Post-hole Diggers 17
8 Wahkiakum P.U.D. #1 Public Utilities Provider 12
9 Dandy Digger & Supply Manufacturer 10
10 Wahkiakum Family Health Medical Facility 7

Recent Business Openings or Expansions

Company Product / Service
Sassy's Chocolates Baking/Candy Shop
'Tis The Season Retail
Skamokawa Resort Lodging/Retail
Healing Matters Massage Therapy
Tsuga Art Gallery Art Gallery

Const. Investments: Number of Building Permits Issued

Type of Permit 2009 2010 2011
Mfd./Mobile Homes 1 3 2
New Res. Homes 5 11 10
Non-Res. Buildings 3 3 0
Remodels& Additions 19 7 5
Total Permits Issued 28 23 17

For Building Permits within Wahkiakum County contact: 360-795-3067
For Building Permits within Town of Cathlamet contact: 360-795-3203

Workforce

The following is some basic information of interest to businesses who may be considering locating or expanding in this area. If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please call 360.795.9996, or email wchamber@cni.net

Regional Map

A scenic drive along the Pacific North West.