Key Center, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Key Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The Key Center Census Designated Place had a population of 3,810 as of July 1, 2016. Key Center ranks in the lower 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 Key Center is located at latitude 47.3304 and longitude -122.7551 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Key Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Key Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584989) 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 Key Center Census Designated Place is located within Key Peninsula-Anderson Island Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 3,810
Population in Households 3,810
Population in Familes 3,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,447
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,099
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,221 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $290,395
Average Home Value $404,160


Median Household Income $65,653
Average Household Income $84,303
Per Capita Income $31,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.73%
Households 0.45% 0.7%
Families 0.44% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Key Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Key Center 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 # 221 65th
Population Density1 # 507 19th
Diversity Index2 # 384 39th
Median Household Income # 190 70th
Per Capita Income # 197 69th

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