McChord AFB CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McChord AFB CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The McChord AFB Census Designated Place had a population of 3,030 as of July 1, 2016. McChord AFB CDP ranks in the upper quartile for 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 McChord AFB CDP is located at latitude 47.1327 and longitude -122.492 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the McChord AFB Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The McChord AFB Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408195) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 McChord AFB Census Designated Place is located within Fort Lewis-DuPont Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McChord AFB CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McChord AFB CDP: McChord Air Force Base CDP, McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place.

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McChord AFB CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,030
Population in Households 2,403
Population in Familes 2,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 627
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 726
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 683
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (87.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $43,181
Average Household Income $54,272
Per Capita Income $16,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.08% 1.29%
Households 1.59% 1.57%
Families 1.56% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

McChord AFB CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McChord AFB 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 # 255 59th
Population Density1 # 414 34th
Diversity Index2 # 81 87th
Median Household Income # 467 26th
Per Capita Income # 592 6th

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