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Pacific, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Pacific had a population of 7,292 as of July 1, 2016. Pacific ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pacific is located at latitude 47.262 and longitude -122.2524 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pacific (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Pacific are located in King County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Pierce County.

The City of Pacific (GNIS ID: 2411349) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pacific is located within Federal Way-Auburn Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pacific population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pacific, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,292
Population in Households 7,215
Population in Familes 5,853
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 3,028
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 2,467
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,734
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,308 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,160 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $240,447
Average Home Value $283,933


Median Household Income $52,950
Average Household Income $61,561
Per Capita Income $21,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 1.7%
Households 1.35% 1.58%
Families 1.25% 1.6%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Pacific, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pacific to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 149 76th
Population Density1 # 83 87th
Diversity Index2 # 69 89th
Median Household Income # 329 48th
Per Capita Income # 514 18th

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