Terrace Heights, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terrace Heights, Washington - Basic Facts

The Terrace Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 7,263 as of July 1, 2016. Terrace Heights ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Terrace Heights is located at latitude 46.6027 and longitude -120.4491 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the Terrace Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Terrace Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410069) 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 Terrace Heights Census Designated Place is located within Yakima Division of Yakima County.

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


Total Population 7,263
Population in Households 7,256
Population in Familes 6,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 908
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,893
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,090
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,235 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $184,612
Average Home Value $228,121


Median Household Income $63,819
Average Household Income $77,718
Per Capita Income $30,895
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.49%
Households 0.74% 0.49%
Families 0.71% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Terrace Heights, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terrace Heights 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 # 150 76th
Population Density1 # 312 50th
Diversity Index2 # 147 77th
Median Household Income # 197 69th
Per Capita Income # 215 66th

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