Spanaway, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spanaway, Washington - Basic Facts

The Spanaway Census Designated Place had a population of 31,616 as of July 1, 2017. Spanaway 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 Spanaway is located at latitude 47.0981 and longitude -122.4234 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Spanaway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Spanaway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408784) 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 Spanaway Census Designated Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spanaway 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 Spanaway: Lake Park, Lakepark.

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


Total Population 31,616
Daytime Population: Workers 4,603
Daytime Population: Residents 18,121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,724
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 31,592
Population in Familes 26,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 3,604
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $64,005
Average Household Income $75,684
Per Capita Income $25,981


Total Housing Units 11,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,525 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,292 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 686 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $220,229
Average Home Value $233,650


Total Households 10,817
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 7,851
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 2.08% 1.62%
Households 1.85% 1.51%
Families 1.83% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Spanaway, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spanaway 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 # 42 93rd
Population Density # 54 92nd
Diversity Index # 60 91st
Median Household Income # 227 64th
Per Capita Income # 404 36th

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