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University Place, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of University Place had a population of 33,128 as of July 1, 2018. University Place 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 University Place is located at latitude 47.2151 and longitude -122.5476 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 200 feet.

The City of University Place (GNIS ID: 2412136) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of University Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for University Place: Belmarlow.

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University Place, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,128
Population in Households 32,953
Population in Familes 26,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 3,932
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $68,620
Average Household Income $95,821
Per Capita Income $39,154


Total Housing Units 14,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,400 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,088 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 777 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $348,750
Average Home Value $401,956


Total Households 13,488
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 8,827
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 0.75% 1.0%
Households 0.62% 0.94%
Families 0.49% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

University Place, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Place 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 # 40 94th
Population Density # 45 93rd
Diversity Index # 113 82nd
Median Household Income # 221 65th
Per Capita Income # 136 78th

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