Wilkeson, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilkeson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Wilkeson had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2017. 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 47.1013 and longitude -122.0525 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wilkeson (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2413489) 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 Buckley Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 520
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 510
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,108
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $76,513
Average Household Income $93,634
Per Capita Income $34,990


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $315,000
Average Home Value $403,716


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 129
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 1.2% 1.2%
Households 1.03% 1.18%
Families 0.0% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Wilkeson, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkeson 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 # 464 26th
Population Density # 271 57th
Diversity Index # 595 5th
Median Household Income # 152 76th
Per Capita Income # 179 72nd

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