Pierce County, Washington Population 2021

Pierce County, Washington's estimated population is 927,428 with a growth rate of 1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pierce County, Washington is the 3rd largest county in Washington. The 2010 Population was 795,390 and has seen a growth of 16.60% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021927,42811,2241.23%
2020916,20411,2241.24%
2019904,98011,2241.26%
2018893,75614,1021.60%
2017879,65416,7591.94%
2016862,89519,1172.27%
2015843,77811,0821.33%
2014832,69611,6841.42%
2013821,0125,4770.67%
2012815,5357,9120.98%
2011807,62312,2331.54%
2010795,390209,18735.69%
1990586,203100,56020.71%
1980485,64374,61618.15%
1970411,02789,43727.81%
1960321,59045,71416.57%
1950275,87693,79551.51%
1940182,08118,23911.13%
1930163,84219,71513.68%
1920144,12723,31519.30%
1910120,81265,297117.62%
190055,5154,5758.98%
189050,94047,6211434.80%
18803,3191,910135.56%
18701,40929426.37%
18601,1150.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.23%
County Website
Founded
December 22, 1852
County Seat
2010 Population
795,390
Growth (since 2010)
16.60%
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Pierce County, Washington Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White639,61272.93%
Two or More Races72,5098.27%
Black or African American59,2136.75%
Asian55,5716.34%
Some Other Race26,0902.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12,8481.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native11,1701.27%
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Pierce County, Washington Population by Race

Pierce County, Washington Population Pyramid 2021

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Pierce County, Washington Median Age

36.1


Total

34.9


Male

37.4


Female

Pierce County, Washington Adults

There are 670,899 adults, (118,606 of whom are seniors) in Pierce County, Washington.

Pierce County, Washington Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierce County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

439,536

50.12%

Male

437,477

49.88%

Pierce County, Washington Population by Age

Pierce County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pierce County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All62.1%37.9%
Male50.8%49.2%
Non Family48.5%51.5%
Female46.1%53.9%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pierce County, Washington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All323,2962.6562.1
Married163,7053.2975.7
Non Family106,6901.3148.5
Female37,0073.4246.1
Male15,8943.3550.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Pierce County, Washington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,3312.77%
9th to 12th Grade33,4705.68%
High School Graduate160,55327.24%
Some College151,03025.63%
Associates Degree67,89711.52%
Bachelors Degree105,34717.88%
Graduate Degree54,6789.28%
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Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White423,956398,781124,354
Hispanic46,96935,4786,960
Asian40,80934,23012,723
Black39,36436,5018,354
Multiple Races28,35925,9276,630
Other Race14,4419,2671,636
Islander8,0237,067855
Native American7,2186,201883

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.18%.

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,351$53,284$36,924
Less Than High School$30,182$35,672$22,713
High School Grad$37,480$45,661$30,163
Some College$43,219$53,518$34,274
Bachelors Degree$56,541$67,215$48,630
Graduate Degree$75,039$87,007$67,679

$45,351

Average Earnings

$53,284

Average Male

$36,924

Average Female

Pierce County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pierce County, Washington Language by Age

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Pierce County, Washington Language

85.48% of Pierce County, Washington residents speak only English, while 14.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.81% of the population.

Pierce County, Washington Language

Pierce County, Washington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White575,54147,7048.29%
Hispanic93,11716,20617.40%
Black57,3639,32216.25%
Multiple70,9688,76512.35%
Asian54,3326,45711.88%
Other25,5705,51621.57%
Native10,8331,70815.77%
Islander12,5831,65413.14%

10.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.47%

Male Poverty Rate

11.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierce County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is Other, with 21.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is White, with 8.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.39%.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.08%
High School10.70%
Some College8.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.81%
Male Unemployed25.91%
Female Employed5.21%
Male Employed3.64%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pierce County, Washington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,113$90,659
Families$84,373$103,127
Married Families$97,512$117,126
Non Families$45,891$59,431
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Income by Household Type

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pierce County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

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Pierce County, Washington 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 35-44.

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status by Race

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Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

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86,002

Number of Veterans

75,139

Male Veterans

10,863

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War28,534
Vietnam26,734
First Gulf War24,960
Korea4,471
World War II1,613

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5425,574
65 to 7418,035
55 to 6416,906
18 to 3413,220
75+12,267

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White65,69413.30%
Black10,23123.05%
Hispanic5,1239.04%
2 or More3,4739.66%
Asian3,0866.90%
Hawaiian1,46115.81%
Other1,1686.76%
Indian88910.81%

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Race

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

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5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Age

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Pierce County, Washington Employment by Race

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Pierce County, Washington 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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50.15%

Born in Washington

90.19%

Native Born

9.81%

Foreign Born

4.26%

Non Citizen

5.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.19% of Pierce County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 50.15% having been born in Washington. 4.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pierce County, Washington Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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