Pierce County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 822,012
Population in Households 802,012
Population in Familes 641,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,000
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 310,018
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 207,609
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 337,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190,443 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 119,575 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,676 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $240,263
Average Home Value $278,563
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,759
Average Household Income $74,181
Per Capita Income $28,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.83%
Households 0.78% 0.87%
Families 0.63% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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, 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 2 97th
Population Density1 # 4 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 79th
Median Household Income # 8 82nd
Per Capita Income # 9 79th

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