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Alderton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alderton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.171 and longitude -122.2196. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The formal official name is the Alderton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alderton, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alderton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Alderton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,994
Population in Households 2,967
Population in Familes 2,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 560
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,136
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 924 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $242,462
Average Home Value $254,383


Median Household Income $72,990
Average Household Income $84,225
Per Capita Income $31,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.81% 0.9%
Households 0.85% 0.95%
Families 1.15% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Alderton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alderton to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 259 59th
Population Density1 # 399 37th
Diversity Index2 # 279 56th
Median Household Income # 143 77th
Per Capita Income # 166 74th

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