Pacific is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,123 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pacific is the 111th largest community in Washington.
Pacific is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pacific is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pacific who work in office and administrative support (15.57%), sales jobs (11.97%), and food service (8.66%).
Also of interest is that Pacific has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Pacific is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Pacific are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.48% of adults in Pacific have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Pacific in 2010 was $22,720, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,880 for a family of four. However, Pacific contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pacific is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pacific home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pacific residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pacific also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pacific include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pacific's cultural character, accounting for 20.38% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pacific is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.