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Pasco, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Pasco had a population of 68,486 as of July 1, 2017. Pasco 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 Pasco is located at latitude 46.2511 and longitude -119.1321 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pasco (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.31 sq. miles and a water area of 3.58 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 387 feet.

The City of Pasco (GNIS ID: 2411381) 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 Pasco is located within Pasco Division of Franklin County.

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

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


Total Population 68,486
Daytime Population: Workers 26,287
Daytime Population: Residents 37,650
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 68,130
Population in Familes 59,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 356
Population Density2 2,120
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $54,996
Average Household Income $71,738
Per Capita Income $21,620


Total Housing Units 21,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,180 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,312 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,192 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $167,043
Average Home Value $196,723


Total Households 20,492
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 15,794
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.63% 1.59%
Households 1.52% 1.52%
Families 1.5% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Pasco, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pasco 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 145 77th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 333 47th
Per Capita Income # 533 15th

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