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Adults earning more than $75,000 a year and those with a college education were more likely than adults with lower incomes or education levels to participate in community organizations.

Involvement in community organizations was measured by asking King County adults how actively they had participated in 7 specific types of organizations in the past 12 months, and if they had participated in any additional organizations. 

In 2011, 70% of King County adults were “very active” or “somewhat active” in at least 1 organization in their community.  There were no differences in active participation by region, age, race/ethnicity, gender, place of birth, primary language, or region.  However, income, education, and employment status were related to participation.  Groups most likely to be actively involved were …

  • … adults making more than $75,000 a year.
  • … college graduates.
  • … homemakers and students.  (Adults who were unable to work were least likely to be actively involved in community organizations.)