Spanaway, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Spanaway, Washington - Basic Facts

The Spanaway Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.0981 and longitude -122.4234. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 374 feet.

The formal official name is the Spanaway Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Spanaway, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Spanaway indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spanaway: Lake Park, Lakepark.

Spanaway Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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Spanaway, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 28,805
Population in Households 28,781
Population in Familes 23,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 3,283
Diversity Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,003
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 7,239
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,876 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,127 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 741 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $201,708
Average Home Value $204,024
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,391
Average Household Income $69,515
Per Capita Income $24,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.33% 1.25%
Households 1.29% 1.22%
Families 1.19% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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, 2014 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 # 65 90th
Diversity Index2 # 67 89th
Median Household Income # 228 64th
Per Capita Income # 366 42nd

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