University Place, Washington Population 2020

34,580

University Place is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 34,580, it is the 36th largest city in Washington and the 1133rd largest city in the United States. University Place is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 11.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,144 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, University Place has a population density of 4,147 people per square mile.

The average household income in University Place is $93,445 with a poverty rate of 10.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,138 per month, and the median house value is $339,900. The median age in University Place is 37.4 years, 35.5 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

University Place Demographics

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

  • White: 69.23%
  • Asian: 10.80%
  • Two or more races: 9.82%
  • Black or African American: 6.78%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.58%
The current population of University Place, Washington is 34,580, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,740.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,144.

University Place, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,78369.23%
Asian3,55310.80%
Two or More Races3,2329.82%
Black or African American2,2326.78%
Some Other Race7102.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2060.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1910.58%

University Place Population Pyramid 2020

University Place Median Age

37.4


Total

35.5


Male

39.5


Female

University Place Adults

There are 25,233 adults, (5,359 of whom are seniors) in University Place.

University Place Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

University Place Sex Ratio

Female

16,735

50.86%

Male

16,172

49.14%

University Place Households and Families

University Place Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

University Place Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All57.5%42.5%
Female43.3%56.7%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Male34.7%65.3%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9332.5357.5
Married6,5003.1474.1
Non Family4,3731.2340.5
Female1,5093.4543.3
Male5512.9934.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

University Place Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2100.94%
9th to 12th Grade6472.91%
High School Graduate4,25819.14%
Some College5,52124.82%
Associates Degree2,82612.70%
Bachelors Degree5,61625.24%
Graduate Degree3,17014.25%

University Place Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,97615,6736,647
Asian2,4662,1991,097
Black1,4271,369393
Hispanic1,2211,100395
Multiple Races1,0191,006245
Other Race450388139
Native American15314263
Islander97

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,375$53,859$38,113
Less Than High School$35,417$53,076$20,861
High School Grad$36,160$43,836$30,206
Some College$38,730$52,714$32,004
Bachelors Degree$49,736$53,838$48,449
Graduate Degree$80,185$103,355$64,608

$46,375

Average Earnings

$53,859

Average Male

$38,113

Average Female

University Place Language

University Place Language by Age

University Place Language

83.62% of University Place residents speak only English, while 16.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.79% of the population.

University Place Poverty

University Place Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,4321,6037.48%
Asian3,54966018.60%
Multiple3,21146714.54%
Hispanic2,30127311.86%
Black2,22226111.75%
Other7108411.83%
Native1912312.04%

10.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.15%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in University Place

The race most likely to be in poverty in University Place is Asian, with 18.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in University Place is White, with 7.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.39%
High School13.48%
Some College7.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.09%
Female Unemployed25.08%
Female Employed4.25%
Male Employed2.79%

University Place Income

University Place Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,796$93,445
Families$87,281$112,585
Married Families$100,180$128,157
Non Families$44,181$52,157

University Place Marital Status

University Place Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

University Place Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

University Place Marital Status by Race

University Place Veterans

3,244

Number of Veterans

2,755

Male Veterans

489

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,244
Second Gulf War889
First Gulf War682
Korea234
World War II138
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74816
35 to 54681
55 to 64665
75+580
18 to 34502
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,57214.16%
Black37723.92%
Asian2057.02%
Hispanic19112.77%
2 or More634.54%
Other152.70%
Indian127.14%

$University Place Veterans by Education

5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

University Place Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

University Place 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

48.81%

Born in Washington

87.30%

Native Born

12.70%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.30% of University Place residents were born in the United States, with 48.81% having been born in Washington. 4.54% 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
202034,5804201.23%
201934,1604201.24%
201833,7403361.01%
201733,4044201.27%
201632,9844461.37%
201532,5385721.79%
201431,9662300.72%
201331,7363040.97%
201231,4321100.35%
201131,3222140.69%
201031,1081,1750.39%
200029,9333,2331.15%
199026,70013,5003.58%
197013,2000.00%