Orting, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Orting, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Orting had a population of 7,673 as of July 1, 2017. Orting 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 Orting is located at latitude 47.0969 and longitude -122.2117 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orting (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Orting (GNIS ID: 2411339) 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 Orting is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orting 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 Orting: Gunson's Prairie.

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Orting, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,673
Daytime Population: Workers 1,447
Daytime Population: Residents 4,269
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,716
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 7,598
Population in Familes 6,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 2,813
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $76,574
Average Household Income $85,068
Per Capita Income $28,772


Total Housing Units 2,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,978 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $231,563
Average Home Value $255,255


Total Households 2,473
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 1,904
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 1.79% 1.67%
Households 1.73% 1.58%
Families 1.67% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Orting, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orting 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 # 147 77th
Population Density # 103 84th
Diversity Index # 282 55th
Median Household Income # 151 76th
Per Capita Income # 315 50th

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