Tukwila, Washington Population 2021

20,593
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Tukwila is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 20,593, it is the 58th largest city in Washington and the 1810th largest city in the United States . Tukwila is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 7.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,107 in 2010. Tukwila reached it's highest population of 20,593 in 2021. Spanning over 10 miles, Tukwila has a population density of 2,242 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tukwila is $87,815 with a poverty rate of 17.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,282 per month, and the median house value is $315,000. The median age in Tukwila is 35 years, 34.9 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Tukwila Demographics

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

  • White: 36.09%
  • Asian: 24.78%
  • Black or African American: 17.37%
  • Other race: 10.34%
  • Two or more races: 8.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.48%
  • Native American: 0.63%
The current population of Tukwila, Washington is 20,593 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,224.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,107.

Tukwila, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,28936.09%
Asian5,00524.78%
Black or African American3,50817.37%
Some Other Race2,08910.34%
Two or More Races1,6778.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5012.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1270.63%
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Tukwila Population by Race

Tukwila Population Pyramid $2021

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Tukwila Median Age

35


Total

34.9


Male

35.1


Female

Tukwila Adults

There are 15,738 adults, (2,137 of whom are seniors) in Tukwila.

Tukwila Age Dependency

48.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tukwila Sex Ratio

Female

9,776

48.41%

Male

10,420

51.59%

Tukwila Population by Age

Tukwila Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tukwila Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married44.9%55.1%
All36.6%63.4%
Non Family35%65%
Female27.1%72.9%
Male19.6%80.4%

36.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tukwila Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1502.836.6
Non Family2,9531.4735
Married2,7823.8344.9
Female7783.627.1
Male6373.5719.6

3.57

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Tukwila Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,61511.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,1228.01%
High School Graduate3,66726.17%
Some College3,04421.72%
Associates Degree1,2068.61%
Bachelors Degree2,38016.99%
Graduate Degree9786.98%
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Tukwila Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tukwila Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,3725,1281,694
Asian3,7392,397760
Black2,2571,857492
Hispanic1,544883184
Other Race1,15852190
2+ Races814763154
Islander32130535
Native American878745

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 51.72%.

Tukwila Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,986$33,525$35,554
Less Than 9th Grade$25,886$27,552$23,329
High School Graduate$34,893$33,554$37,553
Some College$35,427$40,679$31,671
Bachelors Degree$42,021$42,163$41,941
Graduate Degree$74,141$72,875$75,395

$33,986

Average Earnings

$33,525

Average Male

$35,554

Average Female

Tukwila Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tukwila Language by Age

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Tukwila Language

51.16% of Tukwila residents speak only English, while 48.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.42% of the population.

Tukwila Language

Tukwila Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,4981,10431.56%
White6,72988213.11%
Asian5,00579515.88%
Hispanic2,79346616.68%
Other2,07232115.49%
Multiple1,6631136.79%
Native12197.44%

17.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.75%

Male Poverty Rate

19.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tukwila

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tukwila is Black, with 31.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tukwila is Multiple, with 6.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.47%.

Tukwila Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.95%
High School11.57%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%

Tukwila Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed39.18%
Female Unemployed33.57%
Male Employed7.75%
Female Employed5.73%

Tukwila Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tukwila Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,097$87,815
Families$68,811$101,731
Married Families$87,898-
Non Families$47,869$61,551
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Income by Household Type

Tukwila Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Tukwila Married by Age and Sex

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Tukwila Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tukwila Marital Status by Race

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Tukwila Marital Status

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844

Number of Veterans

778

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam425
Second Gulf War163
First Gulf War118
Korea44
World War II10

Tukwila Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74246
75+205
35 to 54149
55 to 64131
18 to 34113

Tukwila Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5949.57%
Asian922.28%
Black742.88%
Hispanic633.26%
2+ Races454.70%
Native American2728.72%
Islander92.37%
Other Race30.20%

Tukwila Veterans by Race

Tukwila Veterans by Education

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12.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tukwila Veterans by Education

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73.6%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Tukwila Employment by Age

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Tukwila Employment by Race

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Tukwila 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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35.54%

Born in Tukwila

59.57%

Native Born

40.43%

Foreign Born

20.03%

Non Citizen

20.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.57% of Tukwila residents were born in the United States, with 35.54% having been born in Washington. 20.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tukwila Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,5931230.60%
202020,4701230.60%
201920,3471230.61%
201820,224-40-0.20%
201720,264760.38%
201620,188910.45%
201520,0971310.66%
201419,9661770.89%
201319,7891460.74%
201219,6432531.30%
201119,3902261.18%
201019,1641,9831.10%
200017,1815,3073.76%
199011,8748,29612.74%
19803,578820.23%
19703,4960.00%

Tukwila Population by Year