Prairie Heights CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairie Heights CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Prairie Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 4,434 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie Heights CDP is located at latitude 47.1497 and longitude -122.1092 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Prairie Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Prairie Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585022) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Prairie Heights Census Designated Place is located within Buckley Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 4,434
Daytime Population: Workers 334
Daytime Population: Residents 2,122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,456
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 4,399
Population in Familes 3,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 1,185
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $75,297
Average Household Income $84,498
Per Capita Income $29,000


Total Housing Units 1,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,259 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $300,170
Average Home Value $355,044


Total Households 1,502
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,179
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 0.09% 0.82%
Households -0.05% 0.79%
Families -0.3% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Prairie Heights CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie Heights 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 # 203 68th
Population Density # 252 60th
Diversity Index # 371 41st
Median Household Income # 160 75th
Per Capita Income # 306 51st

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