Fort Lewis, Washington Population 2020

12,933

Fort Lewis is a city located in Washington. Fort Lewis has a 2020 population of 12,933. Fort Lewis is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 17.08% 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 $50,171 with a poverty rate of 17.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,647 per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Lewis is 22.5 years, 22.6 years for males, and 22.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 130.0 males.

Fort Lewis Demographics

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

  • White: 67.42%
  • Black or African American: 14.88%
  • Two or more races: 7.06%
  • Asian: 3.70%
  • Other race: 3.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.26%
  • Native American: 0.26%
The current population of Fort Lewis, Washington is 12,933, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,71967.42%
Black or African American1,92414.88%
Two or More Races9137.06%
Asian4793.70%
Some Other Race4433.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4213.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.26%

Fort Lewis Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Lewis Median Age

22.5


Total

22.6


Male

22.3


Female

Fort Lewis Adults

There are 8,433 adults, (13 of whom are seniors) in Fort Lewis.

Fort Lewis Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

0.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Lewis Sex Ratio

Female

5,622

43.47%

Male

7,311

56.53%

Fort Lewis Households and Families

Fort Lewis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Lewis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family10.4%89.6%
All1%99%
Married0.4%99.6%
Female0%100%
Male0%100%

1.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2233.341
Married2,7573.430.4
Female2114.050
Non Family2021.3610.4
Male533.320

3.43

Average Family Size

3.34

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Lewis Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade320.68%
9th to 12th Grade410.87%
High School Graduate1,10623.38%
Some College1,77837.58%
Associates Degree76816.23%
Bachelors Degree75716.00%
Graduate Degree2495.26%

Fort Lewis Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5552,551619
Black736736119
Hispanic707638114
Asian28728786
Islander25625637
Multiple Races19219239
Other Race14112810
Native American1515

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 asian people with a rate of 29.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,475$34,512$29,737
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$31,146$31,667$26,583
Some College$32,633$36,756$24,375
Bachelors Degree$31,275$27,194$43,750
Graduate Degree$57,697$115,515$49,118

$32,475

Average Earnings

$34,512

Average Male

$29,737

Average Female

Fort Lewis Language

Fort Lewis Language by Age

Fort Lewis Language

84.35% of Fort Lewis residents speak only English, while 15.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.51% of the population.

Fort Lewis Poverty

Fort Lewis Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,5801,01218.14%
Hispanic2,32274632.13%
Multiple76320426.74%
Black1,697653.83%
Asian199147.04%

17.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.97%

Male Poverty Rate

21.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Lewis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Lewis is Hispanic, with 32.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Lewis is Black, with 3.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School63.01%
High School17.43%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%
Some College9.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed15.27%
Female Employed7.89%
Male Employed7.46%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Fort Lewis Income

Fort Lewis Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,621$50,171
Families$41,549$50,341
Married Families$42,013-
Non Families$40,513$40,608

Fort Lewis Marital Status

Fort Lewis Marital Status

Marriage Rates

65.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

80.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Lewis Married by Age and Sex

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

Fort Lewis Veterans

1,117

Number of Veterans

737

Male Veterans

380

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,071
First Gulf War108
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
Name Veterans % of Total
White54318.66%
Black38655.22%
Hispanic18423.47%
Hawaiian5928.64%
Other4934.51%
2 or More4519.48%
Asian3541.18%

$Fort Lewis Veterans by Education

1.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Lewis Employment Status

75.3%

Labor Force Participation

25%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Lewis 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

15.20%

Born in Washington

94.97%

Native Born

5.03%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.97% of Fort Lewis residents were born in the United States, with 15.20% having been born in Washington. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,9330.00%
201912,9330.00%
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%