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Tenino, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Tenino had a population of 1,754 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tenino is located at latitude 46.8538 and longitude -122.8604 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tenino (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Tenino (GNIS ID: 2412048) 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 Tenino is located within Thurston South Division of Thurston County.

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


Total Population 1,754
Population in Households 1,754
Population in Familes 1,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,220
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $167,537
Average Home Value $185,303


Median Household Income $49,479
Average Household Income $56,233
Per Capita Income $22,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.79%
Households 0.43% 0.72%
Families 0.54% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Tenino, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tenino 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 # 324 48th
Population Density1 # 245 61st
Diversity Index2 # 311 51st
Median Household Income # 390 38th
Per Capita Income # 472 25th

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