Prairie Ridge, Washington Population 2024

12,182

Prairie Ridge is a city located in Pierce County Washington. Prairie Ridge has a 2024 population of 12,182. Prairie Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually but its population has increased by 1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,980 in 2020.

The average household income in Prairie Ridge is $121,772 with a poverty rate of 2.66%. The median age in Prairie Ridge is 36.3 years: 36 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Prairie Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 88.05%
  • Two or more races: 5.19%
  • Other race: 3.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.45%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Black or African American: 0.22%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,886.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.69% (202)
The current population of Prairie Ridge, Washington is 12,182 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,980.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,95788.05%
Two or more races6465.19%
Other race4033.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1801.45%
Asian1481.19%
Native American830.67%
Black or African American270.22%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Prairie Ridge Population by Race

Prairie Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

Prairie Ridge Median Age

36.3

Total

36

Male

36.4

Female

Prairie Ridge Adults

There are 9,175 adults, (1,271 of whom are seniors) in Prairie Ridge.

Prairie Ridge Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie Ridge Sex Ratio

Female6,04248.55%
Male6,40251.45%

Prairie Ridge Population by Age

Prairie Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2922.989.110.9
Married2,5583.36928
Non Family8741.3290.89.2
Female4413.768317
Male4192.4774.525.5

3.21

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

89.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prairie Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4795.92%
Associates Degree1,08913.47%
Bachelors Degree92411.43%
Graduate Degree2302.84%
High School Graduate2,93836.34%
Less Than 9th Grade891.1%
Some College2,33628.89%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prairie Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prairie Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,0446,6211,019
Hispanic62749787
Other Race29922558
2+ Races26022934
Asian14813333
Islander1171170
Native American323210
Black27270

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 31.25%.

Prairie Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$80,848$94,219$65,000
Graduate Degree$96,250$96,296$92,426
High School Graduate$46,596$49,875$45,865
Less Than 9th Grade$39,961$37,196$54,531
Overall$58,450$70,021$49,939
Some College$59,881$75,549$49,508

$58,450

Average Earnings

$70,021

Average Male

$49,939

Average Female

Prairie Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prairie Ridge Language

92.78% of Prairie Ridge residents speak only English, while 7.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Prairie Ridge Language

Prairie Ridge Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4792792.66%
Multiple646314.8%
Hispanic1,114181.62%

2.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.62%

Male Poverty Rate

2.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie Ridge is Multiple, with 4.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie Ridge is Hispanic, with 1.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.69%.

Prairie Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School3.91%
Some College3.71%
Less Than 9th Grade2.11%
Bachelors or Greater1.91%

Prairie Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.67%
Male Unemployed9.13%
Male Employed2.49%
Female Employed1.63%

Prairie Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$105,821$127,643
Households$102,801$121,772
Married Families$121,222$-999,999,999
Non Families$54,583$91,597

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prairie Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prairie Ridge 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 45-54.

Prairie Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prairie Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

896

Number of Veterans

814

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War269
Vietnam258
Second Gulf War212
Korea52
World War II0

Prairie Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64252
35 to 54240
65 to 74234
75+117
18 to 3453

Prairie Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White83510.36%
2+ Races3810.13%
Hispanic364.46%
Asian128.11%
Native American1119.64%

Prairie Ridge Veterans by Race

Prairie Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie Ridge 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

63.81%

Born in Prairie Ridge

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

3.41%

Non Citizen

1.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of Prairie Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 63.81% having been born in Washington. 3.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prairie Ridge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202412,182-131-1.06%
202312,313-131-1.05%
202212,444-131-1.04%
202112,5755954.97%
202011,980-14-0.12%
201911,994-556-4.43%
201812,550-183-1.44%
201712,733-81-0.63%
201612,8143192.55%
201512,4955604.69%
201411,9356225.5%
201311,313-482-4.09%
201211,7953322.9%
201111,463-1-0.01%
201011,46400%

Prairie Ridge Population by Year