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The Alder CDP(1) had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2021. 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 46.8004 and longitude -122.2901 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Alder Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alder, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 258 (100%)
Population in Households 258 (100.0%)
Population in Families 203 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 80
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $78,913
Average Household Income $88,594
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $34,031
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $390,741
Average Home Value $461,232
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.14% 1.06%
Households 1.17% 1.0%
Families -0.27% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
Owner Occupied HU   1.39%

Alder, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alder to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 534 15th
Population Density # 587 6th
Median Household Income # 214 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 430 69th
Per Capita Income # 302 52nd
Diversity Index # 419 34th

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