Pierce County WA Information


Pierce County Subdivisions

Pierce County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 862,336
Daytime Population: Workers 359,314
Daytime Population: Residents 460,204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 819,518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 842,296
Population in Familes 673,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,040
Population Density2 517
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $63,621
Average Household Income $83,698
Per Capita Income $31,725


Total Housing Units 347,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198,533 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 122,488 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,180 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $275,911
Average Home Value $338,589


Total Households 321,021
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 215,510
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 1.12% 1.07%
Households 0.94% 1.03%
Families 0.88% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 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 # 2 97th
Population Density # 4 92nd
Diversity Index # 10 77th
Median Household Income # 7 85th
Per Capita Income # 8 82nd

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