Alder, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Alder, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alder Census Designated Place had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2018. Alder ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alder is located at latitude 46.7878 and longitude -122.2662 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Alder Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The Alder Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584941) 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 Alder Census Designated Place is located within Eatonville Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $60,117
Average Household Income $72,500
Per Capita Income $27,278


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $297,500
Average Home Value $347,458


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 1.12%
Households 0.82% 1.06%
Families -0.95% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Alder, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alder to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 535 15th
Population Density # 587 7th
Diversity Index # 444 30th
Median Household Income # 298 53rd
Per Capita Income # 397 37th

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