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Packwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The Packwood Census Designated Place had a population of 348 as of July 1, 2019. Packwood ranks in the lower 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 Packwood is located at latitude 46.6065 and longitude -121.6706 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the Packwood Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The Packwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586744) 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 Packwood Census Designated Place is located within Big Bottom Division of Lewis County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Packwood: Sulpher Springs.

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Packwood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Packwood, WA Housing Affordability Index is 160
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Packwood, WA Wealth Index is 145
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 348 (100%)
Population in Households 348 (100.0%)
Population in Families 243 (69.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 349
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,341
Average Household Income $82,093
Per Capita Income $40,488
Wealth Index4 145

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (40.1%)
Median Home Value $150,962
Housing Affordability Index3 160
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 90
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.19% 0.29%
Households 0.2% 0.37%
Families -1.13% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   4.04%

Packwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Packwood to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 505 19th
Population Density # 471 25th
Diversity Index # 498 20th
Median Household Income # 527 16th
Per Capita Income # 153 76th

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