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Pierce County, Washington; Washington

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Pierce County, Washington
Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 891,299 7,535,591
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 891,299 7,535,591
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 795,217 6,724,540
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12.1% 12.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 795,225 6,724,540
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.8%
15.4%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.8%
78.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.6%
4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.8%
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.9%
9.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
1.7%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
7.3%
4.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.1%
12.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
66.3%
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 86,558 541,122
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 9.4% 13.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 351,048 3,148,129
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 61.2% 62.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $255,800 $286,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,748 $1,763
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $574 $539
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,116 $1,120
Building permits, 2018 5,449 47,746
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 312,839 2,755,697
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.64 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.8% 82.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 14.2% 19.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.0% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 83.5% 84.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 91.2% 90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 26.0% 34.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.1% 9.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.9%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.9% 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.4% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,362,981 14,297,278
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,369,260 43,966,889
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,461,036 131,530,601
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,705,621 83,313,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,114,397 118,924,049
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,461 $17,243
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 31.2 27.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $63,881 $66,174
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $31,157 $34,869
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
10.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 17,409 186,1641
Total employment, 2016 251,689 2,685,3551
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 11,327,407 156,915,3491
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.8% 3.2%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 46,284 478,331
All firms, 2012 50,503 541,522
Men-owned firms, 2012 23,389 262,650
Women-owned firms, 2012 18,469 187,677
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,316 92,807
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 38,961 426,697
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,147 49,331
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 42,005 461,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 476.3 101.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,669.51 66,455.52
FIPS Code 53053 53
Value Notes

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

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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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