Fords Prairie, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fords Prairie, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fords Prairie Census Designated Place had a population of 1,835 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Fords Prairie Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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


Total Population 1,835
Population in Households 1,814
Population in Familes 1,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 488
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 749
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $176,456
Average Home Value $169,555


Median Household Income $42,653
Average Household Income $54,269
Per Capita Income $23,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.16%
Households 0.35% 0.19%
Families -2.07% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

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, 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 # 320 49th
Population Density1 # 421 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 269 57th
Median Household Income # 471 25th
Per Capita Income # 444 29th

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