Pierce County, Washington Population 2019

Pierce County, Washington's estimated population is 876,764 with a growth rate of 1.98% 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
2017876,76417,0121.98%
2016859,75218,2862.17%
2015841,46612,6471.53%
2014828,8199,6551.18%
2013819,1648,2361.02%
2012810,9288,1001.01%
2011802,8287,5500.95%
2010795,278209,07535.67%
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%

Pierce County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White624,094
Two or More Races65,482
Black or African American56,640
Asian51,582
Some Other Race24,966
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12,172
American Indian and Alaska Native10,257

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Pierce County, Washington Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Pierce County, Washington Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.1


Female

Pierce County, Washington Adults

There are 643,621 adults, (108,980 of whom are seniors) in Pierce County, Washington.

Pierce County, Washington Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierce County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

425,023

50.29%

Male

420,170

49.71%

Pierce County, Washington Households and Families

Pierce County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Pierce County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All61.2%38.8%
Male51.1%48.9%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Female44.6%55.4%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pierce County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All312,8392.6461.2
Married156,5593.2875.3
Non Family104,7741.3147.5
Female36,4213.4144.6
Male15,0853.4151.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pierce County, Washington Households

Pierce County, Washington Education

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,0652.85%
9th to 12th Grade33,2855.91%
High School Graduate156,36827.76%
Some College149,00426.45%
Associates Degree62,36711.07%
Bachelors Degree96,18617.08%
Graduate Degree49,9838.87%

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White412,412386,626114,588
Hispanic42,42231,6416,344
Asian37,63430,98511,577
Black36,83833,8307,449
Multiple Races24,82722,7415,494
Other Race13,4428,3961,229
Islander7,2526,522646
Native American6,3355,469804

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.76%.

Pierce County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,761$50,161$34,127
Less Than High School$26,471$31,455$20,690
High School Grad$34,748$41,628$27,388
Some College$40,397$50,212$31,811
Bachelors Degree$53,321$64,393$45,230
Graduate Degree$67,848$80,944$61,118

$41,761

Average Earnings

$50,161

Average Male

$34,127

Average Female

Pierce County, Washington Language

Pierce County, Washington Language by Age

Pierce County, Washington Language

85.76% of Pierce County, Washington residents speak only English, while 14.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.70% of the population.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty

Pierce County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White564,44255,4269.82%
Hispanic85,67018,90422.07%
Multiple63,7579,90315.53%
Black54,8428,84816.13%
Asian50,6346,80813.45%
Other24,6076,36525.87%
Native9,9602,30023.09%
Islander12,0001,59813.32%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierce County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is Other, with 25.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is White, with 9.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.28%.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.62%
High School11.77%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.51%
Male Unemployed26.85%
Female Employed6.26%
Male Employed4.58%

Pierce County, Washington Income

Pierce County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,881$80,909
Families$76,671$93,028
Married Families$88,439$105,892
Non Families$40,255$51,993

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Pierce County, Washington Veterans

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by War

86,558

Number of Veterans

75,367

Male Veterans

11,191

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam28,381
Second Gulf War25,168
First Gulf War24,400
Korea5,232
World War II2,279

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5425,611
55 to 6418,382
65 to 7417,585
18 to 3412,743
75+12,237

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White67,66814.10%
Black10,09324.39%
Hispanic4,8889.54%
2 or More2,9499.13%
Asian2,5946.27%
Other1,2167.54%
Hawaiian1,12313.15%
Indian91512.41%

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

5.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierce County, Washington Employment Status

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Age

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Race

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990