Grays River, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grays River, Washington - Basic Facts

The Grays River Census Designated Place had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2016. Grays River ranks in the lower 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 Grays River is located at latitude 46.3678 and longitude -123.5813 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the Grays River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Wahkiakum County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Grays River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584977) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Grays River Census Designated Place is located within Grays River Division of Wahkiakum County.

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


Total Population 254
Population in Households 254
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $179,545
Average Home Value $185,465


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $46,539
Per Capita Income $20,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.24%
Households -0.44% -0.19%
Families -1.82% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Grays River, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grays River 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 # 533 15th
Population Density1 # 625 0th
Diversity Index2 # 562 11th
Median Household Income # 583 7th
Per Capita Income # 529 16th

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