Pasco is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 75,432 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Pasco is the 16th largest community in Washington. Pasco has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pasco, where the median household income is $62,775.00.
Unlike some cities, Pasco isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pasco are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pasco is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pasco who work in office and administrative support (10.31%), farm management occupations (9.94%), and sales jobs (9.18%).
The education level of Pasco citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.36% of adults 25 and older in Pasco have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pasco in 2018 was $24,230, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,920 for a family of four. However, Pasco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pasco is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pasco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pasco, accounting for 55.50% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pasco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pasco include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pasco's cultural character, accounting for 23.10% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pasco is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.