Spanaway, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spanaway, Washington - Basic Facts

The Spanaway Census Designated Place had a population of 29,860 as of July 1, 2015. Spanaway 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 Spanaway is located at latitude 47.0981 and longitude -122.4234 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Spanaway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Spanaway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408784) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spanaway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spanaway: Lake Park, Lakepark.

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Spanaway, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 29,860
Population in Households 29,836
Population in Familes 24,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 3,403
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 10,360
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 7,511
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,094 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,266 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 745 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $221,489
Average Home Value $228,062


Median Household Income $59,923
Average Household Income $70,398
Per Capita Income $24,510
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.56%
Households 1.72% 1.52%
Families 1.67% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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Spanaway, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spanaway to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 43 93rd
Population Density1 # 63 90th
Diversity Index2 # 65 90th
Median Household Income # 237 62nd
Per Capita Income # 362 43rd

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