Copalis Beach, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Copalis Beach, Washington - Basic Facts

The Copalis Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2020. Copalis Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Copalis Beach is located at latitude 47.1126 and longitude -124.1738 in Grays Harbor County. The formal boundaries for the Copalis Beach Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Grays Harbor County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Copalis Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407656) 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 Copalis Beach Census Designated Place is located within Ocean Shores Division of Grays Harbor County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Copalis Beach: Copalis.


Copalis Beach, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 521 (100%)
Population in Households 521 (100.0%)
Population in Families 385 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 142
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $40,500
Average Household Income $44,547
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $18,600
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (53.1%)
Median Home Value $188,514
Average Home Value $233,902
Housing Affordability Index3 131


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.24% 1.74%
Households 2.16% 1.74%
Families 3.31% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
Owner Occupied HU   1.79%


Copalis Beach, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Copalis Beach to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 466 26th
Population Density # 557 11th
Median Household Income # 577 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 319 51st
Per Capita Income # 579 8th
Diversity Index # 447 29th

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