Key Center, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Key Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The Key Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.3304 and longitude -122.7551. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Key Center 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 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.

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


Total Population 3,698
Population in Households 3,698
Population in Familes 3,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 254
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,419
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,078
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,192 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $245,494
Average Home Value $282,215


Median Household Income $68,563
Average Household Income $79,515
Per Capita Income $30,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.42%
Households 0.2% 0.46%
Families 0.2% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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 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 # 227 64th
Population Density1 # 511 19th
Diversity Index2 # 391 38th
Median Household Income # 163 74th
Per Capita Income # 194 69th

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