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Lacey, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Lacey had a population of 47,295 as of July 1, 2017. Lacey 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 Lacey is located at latitude 47.0431 and longitude -122.7982 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lacey (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Lacey (GNIS ID: 2411588) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lacey is located within Olympia Division of Thurston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lacey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lacey: Woodland.


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Lacey, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 47,295
Daytime Population: Workers 20,614
Daytime Population: Residents 26,521
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 46,381
Population in Familes 36,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 914
Population Density2 2,945
Diversity Index3 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,570
Average Household Income $79,036
Per Capita Income $31,914

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,962 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,811 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,539 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $251,733
Average Home Value $272,480
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,774
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 12,145
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 1.38%
Households 1.42% 1.33%
Families 1.54% 1.35%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Lacey, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lacey to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 96th
Population Density # 89 86th
Diversity Index # 116 81st
Median Household Income # 231 63rd
Per Capita Income # 228 64th

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