Fort Lewis CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Lewis CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fort Lewis Census Designated Place had a population of 13,461 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Lewis CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lewis CDP is located at latitude 47.0954 and longitude -122.5675 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Lewis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fort Lewis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408242) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Fort Lewis Census Designated Place is located within Fort Lewis-DuPont Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 13,461
Population in Households 9,951
Population in Familes 9,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,510
Population Density1 1,311
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 2,951
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 2,764
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,946 (92.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $44,696
Average Household Income $54,325
Per Capita Income $17,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.21% 1.1%
Households 1.33% 1.32%
Families 1.3% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.

Fort Lewis CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lewis CDP 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 # 93 85th
Population Density1 # 230 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 71 89th
Median Household Income # 444 29th
Per Capita Income # 589 6th

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