Kapowsin, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapowsin, Washington - Basic Facts

The Kapowsin Census Designated Place had a population of 340 as of July 1, 2017. Kapowsin ranks in the lower 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 Kapowsin is located at latitude 46.9732 and longitude -122.231 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Kapowsin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Kapowsin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584985) 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 Kapowsin Census Designated Place is located within Graham-Thrift Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 340
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 179
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 340
Population in Familes 285
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 83
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $81,493
Average Household Income $86,218
Per Capita Income $32,947


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $319,643
Average Home Value $385,897


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 103
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 0.29% 0.35%
Households 0.2% 0.28%
Families 1.27% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Kapowsin, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapowsin 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 # 507 19th
Population Density # 583 7th
Diversity Index # 401 37th
Median Household Income # 119 81st
Per Capita Income # 214 66th

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