Community >> Discrimination >> Trends by Region

From 2004 to 2011, reports of discrimination increased in North Region, but not in other parts of the county. 

Unfair treatment based on gender, age, race or color, ethnic background, language, social class or socioeconomic position, sexual orientation, religion, or disability are examples of discrimination, which can impact health, employment, and life satisfaction. 

In 2004, 2007, and 2011, King County adults were asked about whether, in 12 specific settings, they had “experienced discrimination, been prevented from doing something, or been hassled or made to feel inferior” during the past year. In 2011, 27% of adults reported that they experienced some type of discrimination.

  • For King County overall, reported discrimination did not change over the 3 survey years for the county. 
  • In 2011, 28% of North Region adults reported experiences of discrimination, a significant increase from the 20% reported in 2004.
  • No other regional trends were statistically significant.