Fords Prairie, Washington Population 2024

3,102

Fords Prairie is a city located in Lewis County and Thurston County Washington. Fords Prairie has a 2024 population of 3,102. Fords Prairie is currently growing at a rate of 4.37% annually and its population has increased by 20.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,582 in 2020.

The average household income in Fords Prairie is $83,745 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median age in Fords Prairie is 45 years: 39.9 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Fords Prairie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fords Prairie was:

  • White: 84.31%
  • Two or more races: 10.17%
  • Asian: 3.31%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
832.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
20.14% (520)
The current population of Fords Prairie, Washington is 3,102 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,582.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,39684.31%
Two or more races28910.17%
Asian943.31%
Other race401.41%
Black or African American230.81%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fords Prairie Population by Race

Fords Prairie Population Pyramid 2024

Fords Prairie Median Age

45

Total

39.9

Male

48.3

Female

Fords Prairie Adults

There are 2,277 adults, (399 of whom are seniors) in Fords Prairie.

Fords Prairie Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fords Prairie Sex Ratio

Female1,46951.69%
Male1,37348.31%

Fords Prairie Population by Age

Fords Prairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0952.674.825.2
Non Family4741.3864.835.2
Married4193.661000
Female1193.6127.772.3
Male832.7272.327.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fords Prairie Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade231.14%
Associates Degree32716.2%
Bachelors Degree1798.87%
Graduate Degree924.56%
High School Graduate68433.88%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College71435.36%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fords Prairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fords Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6321,632245
2+ Races23323326
Hispanic1641640
Asian51280
Other Race40400
Black23230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.01%.

Fords Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$92,652$0$0
High School Graduate$48,452$0$37,188
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$41,875$41,847$47,679
Some College$41,175$41,614$0

$41,875

Average Earnings

$41,847

Average Male

$47,679

Average Female

Fords Prairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fords Prairie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fords Prairie Language

97.58% of Fords Prairie residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Fords Prairie Language

Fords Prairie Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple28917961.94%
White2,2921476.41%
Hispanic2189543.58%

12.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.96%

Male Poverty Rate

20.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fords Prairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fords Prairie is Multiple, with 61.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fords Prairie is White, with 6.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.61%.

Fords Prairie Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College18.44%
High School15.79%
Bachelors or Greater9.59%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Fords Prairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed11.62%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fords Prairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fords Prairie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,250$94,650
Households$82,741$83,745
Married Families$96,130$-999,999,999
Non Families$57,321$52,293

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fords Prairie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fords Prairie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fords Prairie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fords Prairie Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fords Prairie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

255

Number of Veterans

255

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam86
Second Gulf War51
First Gulf War34
World War II15
Korea0

Fords Prairie Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54103
65 to 7474
55 to 6435
18 to 3428
75+15

Fords Prairie Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18910.32%
Asian2829.79%
Hispanic2817.07%
Black23100%
2+ Races155.19%

Fords Prairie Veterans by Race

Fords Prairie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fords Prairie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fords Prairie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fords Prairie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fords Prairie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.02%

Born in Fords Prairie

96.94%

Native Born

3.06%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.94% of Fords Prairie residents were born in the United States, with 70.02% having been born in Washington. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fords Prairie Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,1021304.37%
20232,9721304.57%
20222,8422379.1%
20212,605230.89%
20202,582-80-3.01%
20192,66231013.18%
20182,35254029.8%
20171,812-465-20.42%
20162,27746225.45%
20151,8151358.04%
20141,680-145-7.95%
20131,825-169-8.48%
20121,994-75-3.62%
20112,0691105.62%
20101,95900%

Fords Prairie Population by Year