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McChord AFB, Washington - Basic Facts

The McChord Air Force Base CDP(1) had a population of 3,534 as of July 1, 2021. McChord AFB 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 is located at latitude 47.133 and longitude -122.4922 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the McChord Air Force Base Census Designated Place 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McChord AFB: McChord AFB Census Designated Place, McChord Air Force Base CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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McChord AFB, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,534 (100%)
Population in Households 2,772 (78.4%)
Population in Families 2,702 (76.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 762 (21.6%)
Population Density 594
Diversity Index2 70
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,470
Average Household Income $76,185
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $19,794
Wealth Index5 43
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 835 (89.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 839
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 785
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 3.01% 1.47%
Households 2.09% 1.86%
Families 2.03% 1.87%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   4.56%

McChord AFB, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McChord AFB to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 240 62nd
Population Density # 397 37th
Median Household Income # 335 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 44 7th
Per Capita Income # 586 6th
Diversity Index # 74 88th

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