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Wilkeson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Wilkeson had a population of 562 as of July 1, 2021. Wilkeson ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Wilkeson is located at latitude 47.1054 and longitude -122.0457 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wilkeson encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Town of Wilkeson 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 Town of Wilkeson is located within Mount Rainier Division of Pierce County.


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Wilkeson, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 562 (100%)
Population in Households 553 (98.4%)
Population in Families 452 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,208
Diversity Index2 19
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,385
Average Household Income $95,082
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $35,402
Wealth Index5 103
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $452,857
Average Home Value $610,526
Housing Affordability Index3 119
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 199
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.47% 1.49%
Households 1.46% 1.46%
Families 0.73% 1.39%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.82%

Wilkeson, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkeson to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 459 27th
Population Density # 253 60th
Median Household Income # 180 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 338 54th
Per Capita Income # 277 56th
Diversity Index # 587 6th

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