Fort Lewis CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Lewis CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fort Lewis Census Designated Place had a population of 13,629 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Lewis CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lewis CDP is located at latitude 47.0954 and longitude -122.5675 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Lewis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fort Lewis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408242) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Fort Lewis Census Designated Place is located within Fort Lewis-DuPont Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 13,629
Daytime Population: Workers 16,928
Daytime Population: Residents 6,425
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 9,680
Population in Familes 9,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,949
Population Density2 1,327
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $45,276
Average Household Income $55,820
Per Capita Income $17,680


Total Housing Units 3,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,869 (93.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 2,874
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 2,695
Average Family Size 4
  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 2.94% 0.74%
Households 0.78% 0.92%
Families 0.77% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Fort Lewis CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lewis CDP 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 # 93 85th
Population Density # 226 64th
Diversity Index # 73 89th
Median Household Income # 472 25th
Per Capita Income # 591 6th

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