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Alderton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alderton Census Designated Place had a population of 2,972 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Alderton is located at latitude 47.171 and longitude -122.2196 in Pierce County. 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. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Alderton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584942) 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 Alderton Census Designated Place is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alderton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Alderton Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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


Total Population 2,972
Population in Households 2,945
Population in Familes 2,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 556
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,127
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 819
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 915 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $273,179
Average Home Value $286,436


Median Household Income $73,146
Average Household Income $83,501
Per Capita Income $31,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.68%
Households 0.53% 0.7%
Families 0.81% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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, 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 # 259 59th
Population Density1 # 401 36th
Diversity Index2 # 284 55th
Median Household Income # 149 76th
Per Capita Income # 189 70th

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