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McKenna, Washington - Basic Facts

The McKenna Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 46.9347 and longitude -122.5499. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 308 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for McKenna 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 McKenna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 721
Population in Households 691
Population in Familes 606
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 669
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $297,500
Average Home Value $321,954


Median Household Income $74,588
Average Household Income $86,122
Per Capita Income $31,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.58%
Families 1.68% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


McKenna, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McKenna 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 # 425 32nd
Population Density1 # 375 40th
Diversity Index2 # 385 39th
Median Household Income # 136 79th
Per Capita Income # 171 73rd

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