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South Hill, Washington - Basic Facts

The South Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 56,744 as of July 1, 2016. South Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 South Hill is located at latitude 47.1207 and longitude -122.2853 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the South Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 541 feet.

The South Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408766) 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 South Hill Census Designated Place is located within Graham-Thrift Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 56,744
Population in Households 56,686
Population in Familes 48,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 3,091
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 19,211
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 14,792
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,944 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,268 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,301 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $270,179
Average Home Value $302,747


Median Household Income $78,120
Average Household Income $89,594
Per Capita Income $30,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.34%
Households 1.08% 1.26%
Families 0.9% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

South Hill, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hill 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 # 21 97th
Population Density1 # 76 88th
Diversity Index2 # 154 76th
Median Household Income # 114 82nd
Per Capita Income # 226 64th

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