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Pierce County, Washington

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Pierce County, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 891,299
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 891,299
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 795,217
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 795,225
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.8%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
1.7%
Two or More Races, percent
7.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
66.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 86,558
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 9.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 351,048
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 61.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $255,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,748
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $574
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,116
Building permits, 2018 5,449
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 312,839
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.64
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 14.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 83.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 26.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,362,981
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,369,260
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,461,036
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,705,621
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,114,397
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,461
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 31.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $63,881
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $31,157
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 17,409
Total employment, 2016 251,689
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 11,327,407
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 46,284
All firms, 2012 50,503
Men-owned firms, 2012 23,389
Women-owned firms, 2012 18,469
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,316
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 38,961
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,147
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 42,005
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 476.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,669.51
FIPS Code 53053
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Pierce County, Washington
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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