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South Hill, Washington - Basic Facts

The South Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 60,086 as of July 1, 2018. South Hill 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 South Hill is located at latitude 47.1412 and longitude -122.2701 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the South Hill Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 18.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 541 feet.

The South Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408766) 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 South Hill Census Designated Place is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

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South Hill, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 60,086
Population in Households 60,029
Population in Familes 51,780
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 3,273
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $83,446
Average Household Income $97,459
Per Capita Income $32,888


Total Housing Units 20,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,901 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,294 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 725 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $299,595
Average Home Value $338,274


Total Households 20,195
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 15,527
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.67% 1.74%
Households 1.43% 1.65%
Families 1.27% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

South Hill, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hill to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 73 89th
Diversity Index # 157 75th
Median Household Income # 131 79th
Per Capita Income # 242 62nd

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