Tukwila, Washington Population 2020

20,440

Tukwila is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 20,440, it is the 57th largest city in Washington and the 1816th largest city in the United States. Tukwila is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 6.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,107 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Tukwila has a population density of 2,225 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tukwila is $84,528 with a poverty rate of 19.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,208 per month, and the median house value is $287,300. The median age in Tukwila is 34.9 years, 35 years for males, and 34.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.9 males.

Tukwila Demographics

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

  • White: 36.87%
  • Asian: 25.23%
  • Black or African American: 16.99%
  • Two or more races: 9.38%
  • Other race: 8.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.79%
  • Native American: 1.06%
The current population of Tukwila, Washington is 20,440, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,294.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,107.

Tukwila, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,44836.87%
Asian5,09525.23%
Black or African American3,43216.99%
Two or More Races1,8959.38%
Some Other Race1,7528.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3621.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native2141.06%

Tukwila Population Pyramid 2020

Tukwila Median Age

34.9


Total

35


Male

34.5


Female

Tukwila Adults

There are 15,790 adults, (2,161 of whom are seniors) in Tukwila.

Tukwila Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tukwila Sex Ratio

Female

9,859

48.81%

Male

10,339

51.19%

Tukwila Households and Families

Tukwila Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tukwila Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.2%50.8%
All39.8%60.2%
Non Family36.2%63.8%
Female32.9%67.1%
Male27.3%72.7%

39.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0122.8639.8
Non Family2,7771.4736.2
Married2,6643.8149.2
Female8753.7232.9
Male6963.6927.3

3.58

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

10%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tukwila Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,75712.64%
9th to 12th Grade1,0417.49%
High School Graduate3,55725.59%
Some College2,93921.14%
Associates Degree1,2919.29%
Bachelors Degree2,31216.63%
Graduate Degree1,0057.23%

Tukwila Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4135,1431,766
Asian3,7052,216551
Black2,2181,843441
Hispanic1,473898224
Other Race94843677
Multiple Races917891293
Islander20217840
Native American16315142

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,125$32,839$33,465
Less Than High School$25,654$27,157$22,120
High School Grad$31,531$30,822$32,110
Some College$32,421$35,805$31,264
Bachelors Degree$44,518$49,120$41,790
Graduate Degree$64,392$72,083$56,563

$33,125

Average Earnings

$32,839

Average Male

$33,465

Average Female

Tukwila Language

Tukwila Language by Age

Tukwila Language

50.95% of Tukwila residents speak only English, while 49.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.94% of the population.

Tukwila Poverty

Tukwila Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian5,0891,02620.16%
Black3,4231,00929.48%
White6,75396414.28%
Hispanic2,69750618.76%
Other1,73726014.97%
Multiple1,88220711.00%
Native2086430.77%

19.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.79%

Male Poverty Rate

21.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tukwila

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tukwila is Native, with 30.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tukwila is Multiple, with 11.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.46%
High School14.40%
Some College13.52%
Bachelors or Greater5.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.85%
Male Unemployed39.86%
Male Employed9.79%
Female Employed7.00%

Tukwila Income

Tukwila Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,215$84,528
Families$65,288$98,612
Married Families$82,786-
Non Families$44,115$57,119

Tukwila Marital Status

Tukwila Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Tukwila Married by Age and Sex

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

Tukwila Veterans

880

Number of Veterans

790

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam434
Second Gulf War170
First Gulf War113
Korea60
World War II19
Name Veterans % of Total
White5688.90%
Black1114.22%
2 or More837.79%
Asian771.90%
Hispanic633.43%
Indian2112.57%
Hawaiian187.17%
Other20.16%

$Tukwila Veterans by Education

13.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tukwila Employment Status

73.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tukwila 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

34.67%

Born in Washington

58.78%

Native Born

41.22%

Foreign Born

20.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

58.78% of Tukwila residents were born in the United States, with 34.67% having been born in Washington. 20.62% 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
202020,440730.36%
201920,367730.36%
201820,29440.02%
201720,290730.36%
201620,217940.47%
201520,1231270.64%
201419,9961810.91%
201319,8151460.74%
201219,6692621.35%
201119,4072351.23%
201019,1721,9911.10%
200017,1815,3073.76%
199011,8748,29612.74%
19803,578820.23%
19703,4960.00%