McChord AFB CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McChord AFB CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 3,344 as of July 1, 2017. McChord AFB 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 McChord AFB CDP is located at latitude 47.1327 and longitude -122.492 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408195) 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 McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Fort Lewis-DuPont Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McChord AFB CDP 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 McChord AFB CDP: McChord AFB Census Designated Place, McChord Air Force Base CDP.

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McChord AFB CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,344
Daytime Population: Workers 6,874
Daytime Population: Residents 1,569
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.52
Population in Households 2,637
Population in Familes 2,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 707
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $45,145
Average Household Income $55,845
Per Capita Income $17,108


Total Housing Units 894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 791 (88.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 746
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 4.05% 1.73%
Households 2.61% 2.1%
Families 2.58% 2.08%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

McChord AFB CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McChord AFB 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 # 241 62nd
Population Density # 397 37th
Diversity Index # 80 87th
Median Household Income # 474 24th
Per Capita Income # 595 5th

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