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White Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The White Center Census Designated Place had a population of 16,141 as of July 1, 2020. White Center 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 White Center is located at latitude 47.5173 and longitude -122.3549 in King County. The formal boundaries for the White Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 381 feet.

The White Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409580) 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 White Center Census Designated Place is located within Seattle Division of King County.


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White Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,141 (100%)
Population in Households 16,014 (99.2%)
Population in Families 12,302 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 127 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 7,145
Diversity Index2 84
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,000
Average Household Income $77,748
% of Income for Mortgage4 30%
Per Capita Income $27,747
Wealth Index5 68
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 6,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,888 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,873 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $399,154
Average Home Value $474,273
Housing Affordability Index3 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,761
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,726
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.74% 1.41%
Households 1.53% 1.26%
Families 1.77% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
Owner Occupied HU   1.64%

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White Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Center 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 # 86 86th
Population Density # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 390 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 69 11th
Per Capita Income # 432 31st
Diversity Index # 15 98th

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