Pierce County WA Information


Pierce County Subdivisions

Pierce County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 829,013
Population in Households 808,781
Population in Familes 648,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,232
Population Density1 497
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 312,722
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 209,890
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190,918 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 121,804 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28,054 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $265,983
Average Home Value $308,291


Median Household Income $58,763
Average Household Income $76,028
Per Capita Income $29,020
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.89%
Households 0.8% 0.92%
Families 0.72% 0.88%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.


Pierce County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierce County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 2 97th
Population Density1 # 4 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 77th
Median Household Income # 8 82nd
Per Capita Income # 10 77th

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