Raft Island CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Raft Island CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Raft Island Census Designated Place had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2017. Raft Island CDP ranks in the lower 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 Raft Island CDP is located at latitude 47.329 and longitude -122.6688 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Raft Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Raft Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585028) 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 Raft Island Census Designated Place is located within Gig Harbor Peninsula Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raft Island CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Raft Island CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 476
Daytime Population: Workers 145
Daytime Population: Residents 260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 405
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 425
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,514
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $108,521
Average Household Income $150,962
Per Capita Income $55,372


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $601,563
Average Home Value $695,303


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.66%
Households 0.37% 0.63%
Families 1.06% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

Raft Island CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raft Island CDP to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 473 25th
Population Density # 200 68th
Diversity Index # 479 24th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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