Prairie Ridge, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairie Ridge, Washington - Basic Facts

The Prairie Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 11,726 as of July 1, 2016. Prairie Ridge ranks in the upper 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 Prairie Ridge is located at latitude 47.1444 and longitude -122.1392 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Prairie Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Prairie Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409102) 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 Prairie Ridge Census Designated Place is located within Buckley Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 11,726
Population in Households 11,726
Population in Familes 9,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,869
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 4,052
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 3,073
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,447 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 605 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $213,360
Average Home Value $227,539


Median Household Income $70,808
Average Household Income $78,279
Per Capita Income $26,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.63%
Households 0.3% 0.56%
Families 0.19% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Prairie Ridge, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie Ridge 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 # 103 84th
Population Density1 # 94 85th
Diversity Index2 # 324 48th
Median Household Income # 154 76th
Per Capita Income # 317 50th

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