Fairwood, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fairwood Census Designated Place had a population of 19,672 as of July 1, 2017. Fairwood 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 Fairwood is located at latitude 47.4467 and longitude -122.1429 in King County. The formal boundaries for the Fairwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Fairwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407983) 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 Fairwood Census Designated Place is located within Seattle East Division of King County.

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


Total Population 19,672
Daytime Population: Workers 2,327
Daytime Population: Residents 9,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 19,619
Population in Familes 16,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 4,156
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $94,104
Average Household Income $118,173
Per Capita Income $43,922


Total Housing Units 7,424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,232 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,022 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $355,233
Average Home Value $385,593


Total Households 7,254
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 5,300
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 0.98% 1.05%
Households 0.82% 0.94%
Families 0.73% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Fairwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairwood 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 # 71 89th
Population Density # 39 94th
Diversity Index # 91 86th
Median Household Income # 71 89th
Per Capita Income # 77 88th

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