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Wauna, Washington - Basic Facts

The Wauna Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.3831 and longitude -122.6694. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 16 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Wauna 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 Wauna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,280
Population in Households 4,268
Population in Familes 3,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 671
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,616
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,331 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $247,727
Average Home Value $295,868


Median Household Income $79,004
Average Household Income $93,857
Per Capita Income $35,477
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.52% 0.77%
Households 0.68% 0.88%
Families 0.54% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.


Wauna, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauna 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 # 208 67th
Population Density1 # 374 41st
Diversity Index2 # 411 34th
Median Household Income # 112 82nd
Per Capita Income # 116 82nd

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