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Dash Point, Washington - Basic Facts

The Dash Point Census Designated Place had a population of 970 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dash Point is located at latitude 47.3127 and longitude -122.4139 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Dash Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Dash Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584965) 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 Dash Point Census Designated Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dash Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dash Point: Caledonia, Olympic Heights.

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Dash Point, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 970
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 487
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 544
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 970
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,523
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $114,608
Average Household Income $135,763
Per Capita Income $49,368


Total Housing Units 444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $466,250
Average Home Value $553,416


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 308
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 0.57% 0.63%
Households 0.31% 0.49%
Families 1.58% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Dash Point, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dash Point 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 # 390 38th
Population Density # 197 69th
Diversity Index # 222 65th
Median Household Income # 18 97th
Per Capita Income # 46 93rd

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