Pierce County, Washington Population 2020

Pierce County, Washington's estimated population is 877,201 with a growth rate of 1.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pierce County, Washington is the 2nd largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018891,29914,0981.61%
2017877,20117,1291.99%
2016860,07218,3662.18%
2015841,70612,7861.54%
2014828,9209,8611.20%
2013819,0598,0500.99%
2012811,0098,0331.00%
2011802,9767,5830.95%
2010795,393209,19035.69%
1990586,203100,56020.71%
1980485,64374,61618.15%
1970411,02789,43727.81%
1960321,59045,71416.57%
1950275,87693,79551.51%
1940182,08118,23911.13%
1930163,84219,71513.68%
1920144,12723,31519.30%
1910120,81265,297117.62%
190055,5154,5758.98%
189050,94047,6211434.80%
18803,3191,910135.56%
18701,40929426.37%
18601,1150.00%

How Many People Live in Pierce County, Washington?

877,201

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White631,46573.44%
Two or More Races69,0868.03%
Black or African American57,4376.68%
Asian53,5446.23%
Some Other Race25,0832.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12,3961.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,8291.26%

Pierce County, Washington Population Pyramid 2020

Pierce County, Washington Median Age

36.1


Total

35


Male

37.2


Female

Pierce County, Washington Adults

There are 655,902 adults, (113,665 of whom are seniors) in Pierce County, Washington.

Pierce County, Washington Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierce County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

432,269

50.27%

Male

427,571

49.73%

Pierce County, Washington Households and Families

Pierce County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pierce County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All61.7%38.3%
Male50.7%49.3%
Non Family48%52%
Female44.9%55.1%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All317,6992.6561.7
Married161,0123.2875.4
Non Family105,3971.3148
Female36,4843.4444.9
Male14,8063.3750.7

3.2

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pierce County, Washington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,4832.86%
9th to 12th Grade33,7465.86%
High School Graduate158,14027.46%
Some College149,53925.96%
Associates Degree66,02911.46%
Bachelors Degree100,09717.38%
Graduate Degree51,9549.02%

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White418,082392,453119,409
Hispanic44,63133,3106,105
Asian39,50632,79311,989
Black37,65434,5627,776
Multiple Races26,32424,0265,856
Other Race13,7008,6771,278
Islander7,6196,766770
Native American6,9025,937877

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,955$51,625$35,238
Less Than High School$27,466$32,490$21,741
High School Grad$35,920$43,383$28,391
Some College$41,397$51,629$32,391
Bachelors Degree$54,961$65,447$47,513
Graduate Degree$71,799$85,623$63,961

$42,955

Average Earnings

$51,625

Average Male

$35,238

Average Female

Pierce County, Washington Language

Pierce County, Washington Language by Age

Pierce County, Washington Language

85.41% of Pierce County, Washington residents speak only English, while 14.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.83% of the population.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty

Pierce County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White569,39950,5488.88%
Hispanic89,47017,26119.29%
Multiple67,4789,53614.13%
Black55,7929,31416.69%
Asian52,5026,58412.54%
Other24,6185,48222.27%
Native10,5341,84417.51%
Islander12,2321,57012.84%

11.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.03%

Male Poverty Rate

12.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierce County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is Other, with 22.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is White, with 8.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.99%
High School11.23%
Some College8.50%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Pierce County, Washington Income

Pierce County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,868$85,781
Families$80,328$98,053
Married Families$92,384$111,268
Non Families$42,961$55,869

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pierce County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

Pierce County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Pierce County, Washington Veterans

86,159

Number of Veterans

75,323

Male Veterans

10,836

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27,792
Second Gulf War26,685
First Gulf War24,683
Korea5,143
World War II1,971

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White66,71613.70%
Black10,13523.75%
Hispanic4,9609.21%
2 or More3,1129.20%
Asian2,8456.59%
Hawaiian1,30514.69%
Other1,1877.25%
Indian85910.75%

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

5.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierce County, Washington Employment Status

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pierce County, Washington Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.14%

Born in Washington

90.17%

Native Born

9.83%

Foreign Born

4.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.17% of Pierce County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 50.14% having been born in Washington. 4.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Pierce County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Tacoma198397211277128806.49%
Auburn 7017277472730010.40%
Lakewood581636066525024.30%
Puyallup372224064034189.18%
University Place311463328821426.88%
Bonney Lake1737420310293616.90%
Enumclaw 11092116545625.07%
Edgewood938710734134714.35%
Fife91731010393010.14%
Sumner945199695185.48%
DuPont81999497129815.83%
Gig Harbor71269110198427.84%
Milton 7129797084111.80%
Orting6746769394714.04%
Pacific 660471225187.84%
Fircrest649567802854.39%
Steilacoom598963093205.34%
Buckley435446823287.53%
Eatonville275829592017.29%
Roy793822293.66%
Ruston749816678.95%
Carbonado610663538.69%
Wilkeson477492153.14%
South Prairie42943561.40%
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