Fircrest, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fircrest, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Fircrest had a population of 6,593 as of July 1, 2017. Fircrest 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 Fircrest is located at latitude 47.2308 and longitude -122.5157 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fircrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Fircrest (GNIS ID: 2410506) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fircrest is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 6,593
Daytime Population: Workers 1,411
Daytime Population: Residents 3,386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,797
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 6,560
Population in Familes 5,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 4,184
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $70,940
Average Household Income $93,719
Per Capita Income $39,133


Total Housing Units 2,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,833 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 894 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $332,160
Average Home Value $366,989


Total Households 2,727
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,776
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 0.2% 0.52%
Households 0.11% 0.48%
Families 0.02% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Fircrest, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fircrest 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 # 167 74th
Population Density # 38 94th
Diversity Index # 218 66th
Median Household Income # 178 72nd
Per Capita Income # 116 82nd

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