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 470 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Raft Island CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 470
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,494
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 185
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $523,438
Average Home Value $669,172


Median Household Income $97,829
Average Household Income $136,343
Per Capita Income $50,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.59%
Households 0.26% 0.64%
Families 1.13% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

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, 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 # 474 24th
Population Density1 # 203 68th
Diversity Index2 # 479 23rd
Median Household Income # 46 93rd
Per Capita Income # 23 96th

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