Lake Tapps CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Tapps CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Lake Tapps Census Designated Place had a population of 12,375 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Tapps CDP is located at latitude 47.2307 and longitude -122.1712 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Tapps Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles.

The Lake Tapps Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584996) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Lake Tapps Census Designated Place is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 12,375
Population in Households 12,370
Population in Familes 10,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 998
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,355
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 3,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,790 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 565 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $422,734
Average Home Value $504,288


Median Household Income $100,748
Average Household Income $119,461
Per Capita Income $42,295
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.97%
Households 0.62% 0.92%
Families 0.52% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Lake Tapps CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Tapps 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 # 99 84th
Population Density1 # 297 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 416 34th
Median Household Income # 37 94th
Per Capita Income # 61 90th

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