Pierce County WA Information


Pierce County Subdivisions

Pierce County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 883,364
Population in Households 863,640
Population in Familes 695,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,724
Population Density1 529
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $67,418
Average Household Income $88,413
Per Capita Income $33,351


Total Housing Units 351,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203,306 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 124,439 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,178 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $300,865
Average Home Value $371,550


Total Households 327,745
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 219,840
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.37%
Households 1.08% 1.31%
Families 1.02% 1.28%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.9%


Pierce County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierce County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 2 97th
Population Density # 4 92nd
Diversity Index # 10 77th
Median Household Income # 7 85th
Per Capita Income # 10 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.