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The Greenwater Census Designated Place had a population of 67 as of July 1, 2016. Greenwater ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Greenwater is located at latitude 47.1442 and longitude -121.6285 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Greenwater Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,703 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Greenwater Census Designated Place are located in Pierce County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and King County.

The Greenwater Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408335) 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 Greenwater Census Designated Place is located within Mount Rainier Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 67
Population in Households 63
Population in Familes 47
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 1.66
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (57.3%)
Median Home Value $330,000
Average Home Value $335,833


Median Household Income $61,164
Average Household Income $72,647
Per Capita Income $31,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.3%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 4.96% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Greenwater, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwater 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 # 609 3rd
Population Density1 # 602 4th
Diversity Index2 # 625 0th
Median Household Income # 222 65th
Per Capita Income # 204 68th

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