Alderton, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alderton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alderton Census Designated Place had a population of 3,119 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alderton is located at latitude 47.171 and longitude -122.2196 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Alderton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Alderton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584942) 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 Alderton Census Designated Place is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 3,119
Daytime Population: Workers 975
Daytime Population: Residents 1,539
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,514
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 3,093
Population in Familes 2,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 587
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $72,528
Average Household Income $80,585
Per Capita Income $30,367


Total Housing Units 1,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 958 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $305,672
Average Home Value $357,638


Total Households 1,173
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 853
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 1.04% 1.3%
Households 0.94% 1.23%
Families 1.15% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Alderton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alderton 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 # 257 59th
Population Density # 393 37th
Diversity Index # 270 57th
Median Household Income # 170 73rd
Per Capita Income # 264 58th

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