Fern Prairie, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fern Prairie, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fern Prairie Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Clark County at latitude 45.637 and longitude -122.3963. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 459 feet.

The formal official name is the Fern Prairie Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fern Prairie, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fern Prairie indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Fern Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fern Prairie, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,870
Population in Households 1,869
Population in Familes 1,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 373
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $286,806
Average Home Value $318,309


Median Household Income $81,726
Average Household Income $99,219
Per Capita Income $35,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.18% 0.4%
Households -0.16% 0.42%
Families 0.57% 0.36%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   4.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fern Prairie, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fern Prairie to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 321 49th
Population Density1 # 454 28th
Diversity Index2 # 565 10th
Median Household Income # 99 84th
Per Capita Income # 108 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.