Pierce County WA Information


Pierce County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 846,659
Population in Households 827,630
Population in Familes 663,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,029
Population Density1 507
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 316,845
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 212,643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 345,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196,320 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 120,525 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,118 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $267,694
Average Home Value $325,956


Median Household Income $60,303
Average Household Income $78,893
Per Capita Income $30,077
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.06%
Households 0.88% 1.0%
Families 0.81% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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, 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 # 2 97th
Population Density1 # 4 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 77th
Median Household Income # 7 85th
Per Capita Income # 9 79th

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