Elk Plain, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elk Plain, Washington - Basic Facts

The Elk Plain Census Designated Place had a population of 14,685 as of July 1, 2016. Elk Plain ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Plain is located at latitude 47.0445 and longitude -122.3654 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Elk Plain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 430 feet.

The Elk Plain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408074) 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 Elk Plain Census Designated Place is located within Graham-Thrift Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Plain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Elk Plain, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,685
Population in Households 14,650
Population in Familes 12,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 1,909
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 4,842
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 3,840
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,887 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 956 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $220,062
Average Home Value $231,830


Median Household Income $69,680
Average Household Income $78,611
Per Capita Income $26,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.88%
Households 0.45% 0.84%
Families 0.34% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Elk Plain, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Plain to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 87 86th
Population Density1 # 154 76th
Diversity Index2 # 178 72nd
Median Household Income # 163 74th
Per Capita Income # 344 45th

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