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Fords Prairie, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fords Prairie Census Designated Place had a population of 1,852 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fords Prairie is located at latitude 46.7491 and longitude -123.0037 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the Fords Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Fords Prairie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408227) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fords Prairie Census Designated Place is located within Centralia-Chehalis Division of Lewis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fords Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Fords Prairie, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,852
Daytime Population: Workers 615
Daytime Population: Residents 1,115
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,837
Population in Familes 1,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 492
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,677
Average Household Income $58,012
Per Capita Income $24,906

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 429 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $178,448
Average Home Value $174,360
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 753
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 447
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.48%
Households 0.37% 0.45%
Families -1.72% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Fords Prairie, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fords Prairie to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 323 49th
Population Density # 422 33rd
Diversity Index # 265 58th
Median Household Income # 467 26th
Per Capita Income # 432 31st

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