Census 2010: Washington › Pierce County

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Pierce County

Square miles: 1,806.4 Population per sq. mile: 476.3

  • 2010 population: 795,225
  • 2000 population: 700,820
  • Total change: 94,405 (13.5%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 50.0%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 35.9 years old

Pierce County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
White590,04074.2%549,36978.4%7.4%
Black53,9986.8%48,7307.0%10.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native10,8791.4%9,9631.4%9.2%
Asian47,5016.0%35,5835.1%33.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander10,5881.3%5,9220.8%78.8%
Other race27,8723.5%15,4102.2%80.9%
Two or more races54,3476.8%35,8435.1%51.6%
Total795,225100%700,820100%13.5%
*Hispanic origin72,8499.2%38,6215.5%88.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 198,127 (24.9%)

Diversity Index: 68.0%

Ages 18+

Population: 597,098 (75.1%)

Diversity Index: 47.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
White128,05364.6%461,98777.4%
Black14,6127.4%39,3866.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native3,1161.6%7,7631.3%
Asian9,8735.0%37,6286.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander3,5421.8%7,0461.2%
Other race10,2725.2%17,6002.9%
Two or more races28,65914.5%25,6884.3%
Total198,127100%597,098100%
*Hispanic origin29,68815.0%43,1617.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Gender
Male2010
Population392,934 (49.4%)
Median age34.9
Female2010
Population402,291 (50.6%)
Median age36.8
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 10109,24213.7%55,74414.2%53,49813.3%
10 to 19 years111,12714.0%56,93714.5%54,19013.5%
20 to 29 years114,53014.4%57,51314.6%57,01714.2%
30 to 39 years106,54813.4%53,01213.5%53,53613.3%
40 to 49 years115,31314.5%57,55214.6%57,76114.4%
50 to 59 years109,33213.7%53,58813.6%55,74413.9%
60 to 69 years70,3048.8%33,9188.6%36,3869.0%
70 to 79 years35,7634.5%16,2104.1%19,5534.9%
80 and older23,0662.9%8,4602.2%14,6063.6%
Total795,225100%392,934100%402,291100%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Housing Units
Owner-occupied2010
Population504,224
Avg. household size2.7
Renter-occupied2010
Population273,056
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancies
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.6%
Renter-occupied properties7.8%
Overall vacancy rate7.8%
Housing Units2010% of total
Occupied299,91892.2%
Vacant25,457 7.8%
For rent9,4572.9%
Rented, but unoccupied4990.2%
For sale5,1121.6%
Sold, but unoccupied8300.3%
Seasonal use only4,0501.2%
Other vacant units5,5091.7%
Total325,375100%
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Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team