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South Hill, Washington - Basic Facts

The South Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 58,129 as of July 1, 2017. 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 47.1207 and longitude -122.2853 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the South Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 Graham-Thrift Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 58,129
Daytime Population: Workers 12,230
Daytime Population: Residents 30,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,446
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 58,072
Population in Familes 49,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 3,166
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $80,872
Average Household Income $93,959
Per Capita Income $31,804


Total Housing Units 20,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,206 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,384 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,134 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $276,368
Average Home Value $309,850


Total Households 19,590
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 15,073
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 1.43% 1.42%
Households 1.2% 1.34%
Families 1.03% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 75 88th
Diversity Index # 157 75th
Median Household Income # 123 81st
Per Capita Income # 231 63rd

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