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Carnation, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Carnation had a population of 2,227 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Carnation is located at latitude 47.6479 and longitude -121.914 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carnation encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Carnation 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 Carnation is located within Snoqualmie Valley Division of King County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carnation: Tolt.

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Carnation, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,227 (100%)
Population in Households 2,227 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,895 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,941
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $90,268
Average Household Income $122,333
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $43,715
Wealth Index5 144


Total HU (Housing Units) 805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $580,598
Average Home Value $650,970
Housing Affordability Index3 95


Total Households 769
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 576
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.98% 1.25%
Households 1.77% 1.07%
Families 1.75% 1.19%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   1.64%

Carnation, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carnation to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 305 51st
Population Density # 161 74th
Median Household Income # 152 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 158 25th
Per Capita Income # 132 79th
Diversity Index # 211 66th

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