Pacific Beach, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pacific Beach, Washington - Basic Facts

The Pacific Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 290 as of July 1, 2017. Pacific 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 Pacific Beach is located at latitude 47.2178 and longitude -124.1936 in Grays Harbor County. The formal boundaries for the Pacific Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Grays Harbor County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Pacific Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585017) 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 Pacific Beach Census Designated Place is located within Ocean Shores Division of Grays Harbor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pacific Beach 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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Pacific Beach, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 290
Daytime Population: Workers 211
Daytime Population: Residents 230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 290
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $38,144
Average Household Income $48,748
Per Capita Income $23,416


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (45.7%)
Median Home Value $235,417
Average Home Value $241,092


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.05% 0.0%
Households -0.2% 0.0%
Families -0.56% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   4.22%

Pacific Beach, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pacific Beach 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 # 522 17th
Population Density # 520 17th
Diversity Index # 175 72nd
Median Household Income # 563 10th
Per Capita Income # 487 22nd

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