Kapowsin, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapowsin, Washington - Basic Facts

The Kapowsin Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 46.9732 and longitude -122.231. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 643 feet.

The formal official name is the Kapowsin Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kapowsin, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Kapowsin indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Kapowsin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles.

Kapowsin Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map


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Kapowsin, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 346
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 84
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $297,131


Median Household Income $66,303
Average Household Income $77,048
Per Capita Income $29,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 1.07%
Households 1.17% 1.08%
Families 2.87% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Kapowsin, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapowsin to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 504 20th
Population Density1 # 583 7th
Diversity Index2 # 414 35th
Median Household Income # 174 72nd
Per Capita Income # 204 68th

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