Fort Lewis, Washington Population 2021

13,054
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Fort Lewis is a city located in Washington. Fort Lewis has a 2020 population of 13,054. Fort Lewis is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 18.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,046 in 2010. Fort Lewis reached it's highest population of 14,529 in 2011.

The average household income in Fort Lewis is $50,896 with a poverty rate of 17.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,698 per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Lewis is 22.5 years, 22.6 years for males, and 22.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 140.1 males.

Fort Lewis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Lewis was:

  • White: 64.88%
  • Black or African American: 14.76%
  • Two or more races: 7.86%
  • Asian: 4.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.65%
  • Other race: 3.65%
  • Native American: 0.44%
The current population of Fort Lewis, Washington is 13,054, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,933.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,046.

Fort Lewis, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,47064.88%
Black or African American1,92714.76%
Two or More Races1,0267.86%
Asian6204.75%
Some Other Race4773.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4773.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.44%
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Fort Lewis Population by Race

Fort Lewis Population Pyramid 2021

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Fort Lewis Median Age

22.5


Total

22.6


Male

22.5


Female

Fort Lewis Adults

There are 8,702 adults, (16 of whom are seniors) in Fort Lewis.

Fort Lewis Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

0.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Lewis Sex Ratio

Female

5,436

41.64%

Male

7,618

58.36%

Fort Lewis Population by Age

Fort Lewis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Lewis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family9.3%90.7%
All1.5%98.5%
Married1.1%98.9%
Female0%100%
Male0%100%

1.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Lewis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1933.281.5
Married2,7113.391.1
Female2383.890
Non Family2141.319.3
Male302.570

3.39

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

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Fort Lewis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade491.04%
9th to 12th Grade681.44%
High School Graduate1,18625.19%
Some College1,82138.67%
Associates Degree79816.95%
Bachelors Degree54811.64%
Graduate Degree2395.08%
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Fort Lewis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Lewis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2802,264415
Black81381384
Hispanic771670123
Asian33533540
Multiple Races26126197
Islander24324340
Other Race1731577
Native American2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 37.16%.

Fort Lewis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,204$35,233$25,955
Less Than High School$26,667$26,667$
High School Grad$32,059$35,288$26,826
Some College$31,547$34,590$22,156
Bachelors Degree$31,008$30,563$31,818
Graduate Degree$62,500$127,115$48,304

$32,204

Average Earnings

$35,233

Average Male

$25,955

Average Female

Fort Lewis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Lewis Language by Age

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Fort Lewis Language

83.34% of Fort Lewis residents speak only English, while 16.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.01% of the population.

Fort Lewis Language

Fort Lewis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,3471,03919.43%
Hispanic2,15270032.53%
Multiple90615016.56%
Black1,634694.22%
Asian241145.81%

17.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.40%

Male Poverty Rate

21.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Lewis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Lewis is Hispanic, with 32.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Lewis is Black, with 4.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.77%.

Fort Lewis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School56.41%
High School16.07%
Some College12.00%
Bachelors or Greater11.57%

Fort Lewis Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed12.50%
Female Employed6.29%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed8.97%

Fort Lewis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Lewis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,157$50,896
Families$41,660$51,164
Married Families$42,507-
Non Families$41,698$38,350
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Income by Household Type

Fort Lewis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

80.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Lewis Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Lewis 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 45-54.

Fort Lewis Marital Status by Race

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Fort Lewis Marital Status

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991

Number of Veterans

683

Male Veterans

308

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War959
First Gulf War88
World War II
Korea
Vietnam

Fort Lewis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34785
35 to 54206
75+
65 to 74
55 to 64

Fort Lewis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45817.07%
Black27139.56%
Hispanic13617.80%
Hawaiian7838.81%
2 or More7323.55%
Other6637.93%
Asian4540.18%

Fort Lewis Veterans by Race

Fort Lewis Veterans by Education

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3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Lewis Veterans by Education

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76.6%

Labor Force Participation

23.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Lewis Employment by Age

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Fort Lewis Employment by Race

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Fort Lewis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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13.38%

Born in Washington

94.70%

Native Born

5.30%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

4.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.70% of Fort Lewis residents were born in the United States, with 13.38% having been born in Washington. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Lewis Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,0540.00%
202013,0540.00%
201913,0541210.94%
201812,933-987-7.09%
201713,9205424.05%
201613,3782151.63%
201513,163-613-4.45%
201413,776-40-0.29%
201313,816-119-0.85%
201213,935-594-4.09%
201114,5293,48331.53%
201011,0460.00%

Fort Lewis Population by Year