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Fox Island, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fox Island Census Designated Place had a population of 3,780 as of July 1, 2017. Fox Island ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Fox Island is located at latitude 47.2521 and longitude -122.6286 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Fox Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 1.17 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Fox Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408253) 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 Fox Island Census Designated Place is located within Gig Harbor Peninsula Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 3,780
Daytime Population: Workers 318
Daytime Population: Residents 1,993
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 3,780
Population in Familes 3,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 724
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $103,046
Average Household Income $148,393
Per Capita Income $56,059


Total Housing Units 1,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,268 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $635,113
Average Home Value $706,151


Total Households 1,428
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,142
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 0.55% 0.67%
Households 0.43% 0.65%
Families 0.38% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Fox Island, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fox Island 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 # 225 64th
Population Density # 362 43rd
Diversity Index # 531 16th
Median Household Income # 40 94th
Per Capita Income # 17 97th

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