Fircrest, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fircrest, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Fircrest had a population of 6,556 as of July 1, 2016. Fircrest 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 Fircrest is located at latitude 47.2308 and longitude -122.5157 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fircrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Fircrest (GNIS ID: 2410506) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fircrest is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fircrest 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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Fircrest, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,556
Population in Households 6,523
Population in Familes 5,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 4,161
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 2,724
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,835 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 889 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $320,016
Average Home Value $348,311


Median Household Income $67,874
Average Household Income $87,386
Per Capita Income $36,659
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.59%
Households 0.11% 0.54%
Families 0.0% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Fircrest, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fircrest 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 # 164 74th
Population Density1 # 35 95th
Diversity Index2 # 215 66th
Median Household Income # 172 73rd
Per Capita Income # 118 81st

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