Parkland, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parkland, Washington - Basic Facts

The Parkland Census Designated Place had a population of 37,228 as of July 1, 2017. Parkland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Parkland is located at latitude 47.1415 and longitude -122.4378 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Parkland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Parkland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409031) 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 Parkland Census Designated Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 37,228
Daytime Population: Workers 8,918
Daytime Population: Residents 20,647
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 35,773
Population in Familes 26,882
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,455
Population Density2 4,311
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $47,756
Average Household Income $59,379
Per Capita Income $22,605


Total Housing Units 14,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,165 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,435 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,105 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $207,384
Average Home Value $235,246


Total Households 13,600
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 8,499
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 0.54% 0.77%
Households 0.52% 0.74%
Families 0.33% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Parkland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkland 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 28 96th
Diversity Index # 43 93rd
Median Household Income # 440 30th
Per Capita Income # 513 18th

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