Elk Plain, WA Profile: Facts & Data

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Elk Plain, Washington - Basic Facts

The Elk Plain Census Designated Place had a population of 14,857 as of July 1, 2018. Elk Plain ranks in the upper 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 Elk Plain is located at latitude 47.0445 and longitude -122.3654 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Elk Plain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 430 feet.

The Elk Plain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408074) 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 Elk Plain Census Designated Place is located within Graham-Thrift Division of Pierce County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 14,857
Population in Households 14,822
Population in Familes 12,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 1,932
Diversity Index3 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,685
Average Household Income $82,587
Per Capita Income $27,180

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,921 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 942 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $242,836
Average Home Value $282,730
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,864
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 3,852
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 0.95%
Households 0.4% 0.89%
Families 0.3% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Elk Plain, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Plain 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 # 87 86th
Population Density # 153 76th
Diversity Index # 177 72nd
Median Household Income # 196 69th
Per Capita Income # 399 37th

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