University Place, Washington Population 2021

34,565
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University Place is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 34,565, it is the 37th largest city in Washington and the 1141st largest city in the United States. University Place is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 10.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,144 in 2010. University Place reached it's highest population of 34,565 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, University Place has a population density of 4,145 people per square mile.

The average household income in University Place is $95,398 with a poverty rate of 9.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,198 per month, and the median house value is $367,200. The median age in University Place is 37.3 years, 35.4 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males.

University Place Demographics

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

  • White: 69.44%
  • Asian: 10.56%
  • Two or more races: 9.43%
  • Black or African American: 7.42%
  • Other race: 1.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.63%
The current population of University Place, Washington is 34,565, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,719.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,144.

University Place, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,14369.44%
Asian3,51810.56%
Two or More Races3,1419.43%
Black or African American2,4727.42%
Some Other Race6311.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2120.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native2090.63%
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University Place Population by Race

University Place Population Pyramid 2021

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University Place Median Age

37.3


Total

35.4


Male

39.5


Female

University Place Adults

There are 25,601 adults, (5,553 of whom are seniors) in University Place.

University Place Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

University Place Sex Ratio

Female

16,908

50.74%

Male

16,418

49.26%

University Place Population by Age

University Place Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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University Place Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All56.5%43.5%
Female43%57%
Male40.9%59.1%
Non Family39.6%60.4%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

University Place Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3182.4956.5
Married6,6113.1872.9
Non Family4,8291.2239.6
Female1,3503.3843
Male5283.1340.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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University Place Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3091.37%
9th to 12th Grade6512.89%
High School Graduate4,17418.52%
Some College5,62724.96%
Associates Degree2,59611.52%
Bachelors Degree5,90326.19%
Graduate Degree3,28214.56%
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University Place Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

University Place Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,31815,9527,033
Asian2,4122,0931,084
Black1,5411,492402
Hispanic1,1901,013348
Multiple Races1,013999325
Other Race417338103
Native American15914576
Islander975315

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 47.80%.

University Place Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,948$58,348$40,545
Less Than High School$30,000$50,982$22,188
High School Grad$38,804$50,231$30,776
Some College$40,270$54,162$33,216
Bachelors Degree$53,333$61,577$48,072
Graduate Degree$83,948$96,176$71,840

$48,948

Average Earnings

$58,348

Average Male

$40,545

Average Female

University Place Earnings by Educational Attainment

University Place Language by Age

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University Place Language

84.14% of University Place residents speak only English, while 15.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.01% of the population.

University Place Language

University Place Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,8011,6587.61%
Asian3,51463918.18%
Black2,46433413.56%
Multiple3,1242618.35%
Hispanic2,3401928.21%
Other6318112.84%
Native2093014.35%

9.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.02%

Male Poverty Rate

9.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in University Place

The race most likely to be in poverty in University Place is Asian, with 18.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in University Place is White, with 7.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.60%.

University Place Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.16%
High School13.68%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%

University Place Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.02%
Female Unemployed13.74%
Female Employed5.01%
Male Employed2.74%

University Place Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

University Place Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,697$95,398
Families$92,167$116,990
Married Families$107,219-
Non Families$45,430$54,365
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Income by Household Type

University Place Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

University Place Married by Age and Sex

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University Place 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.

University Place Marital Status by Race

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University Place Marital Status

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3,300

Number of Veterans

2,789

Male Veterans

511

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,265
Second Gulf War950
First Gulf War828
Korea228
World War II100

University Place Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54838
65 to 74788
55 to 64653
75+566
18 to 34455

University Place Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,60514.13%
Black38321.79%
Asian1906.58%
Hispanic18012.18%
2 or More906.44%
Indian2212.29%
Other101.97%

University Place Veterans by Race

University Place Veterans by Education

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4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

University Place Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

University Place Employment by Age

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University Place Employment by Race

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University Place 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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50.01%

Born in Washington

87.34%

Native Born

12.66%

Foreign Born

4.39%

Non Citizen

8.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.34% of University Place residents were born in the United States, with 50.01% having been born in Washington. 4.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

University Place Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,5652820.82%
202034,2832820.83%
201934,0012820.84%
201833,7193130.94%
201733,4064211.28%
201632,9854461.37%
201532,5395781.81%
201431,9612240.71%
201331,7373040.97%
201231,4331080.34%
201131,3252170.70%
201031,1081,1750.39%
200029,9333,2331.15%
199026,70013,5003.58%
197013,2000.00%

University Place Population by Year