Pierce County, Washington Population 2022

Pierce County, Washington's estimated population is 946,310 with a growth rate of 1.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pierce County, Washington is the 2nd largest county in Washington. The 2010 Population was 795,225 and has seen a growth of 19.00% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,1150.00%
18701,40929426.37%
18803,3191,910135.56%
189050,94047,6211434.80%
190055,5154,5758.98%
1910120,81265,297117.62%
1920144,12723,31519.30%
1930163,84219,71513.68%
1940182,08118,23911.13%
1950275,87693,79551.51%
1960321,59045,71416.57%
1970411,02789,43727.81%
1980485,64374,61618.15%
1990586,203100,56020.71%
2010795,225209,02235.66%
2011807,81512,5901.58%
2012820,40512,5901.56%
2013832,99512,5901.53%
2014845,58512,5901.51%
2015858,17512,5901.49%
2016870,76512,5901.47%
2017883,35512,5901.45%
2018895,94512,5901.43%
2019908,53512,5901.41%
2020921,13012,5951.39%
2021933,72012,5901.37%
2022946,31012,5901.35%
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Pierce County, Washington Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White636,79771.40%
Black or African American61,6476.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,8991.11%
Asian57,5266.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,4091.50%
Some Other Race27,8283.12%
Two or More Races84,7569.50%
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Pierce County, Washington Population by Race

Pierce County, Washington Population Pyramid 2022

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Pierce County, Washington Median Age

36.2


Total

35


Male

37.5


Female

Pierce County, Washington Adults

There are 683,286 adults, (122,692 of whom are seniors) in Pierce County, Washington.

Pierce County, Washington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierce County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

446,883

50.11%

Male

444,979

49.89%

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
Married77%23%
All63.3%36.7%
Male51.9%48.1%
Non Family49%51%
Female48.4%51.6%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pierce County, Washington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All330,9992.6463.3
Married168,2393.2577
Male16,4703.3351.9
Female37,4583.4248.4
Non Family108,8321.3149

3.16

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Pierce County, Washington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,0752.67%
9th to 12th Grade33,0425.49%
High School Graduate159,76526.54%
Some College156,04925.93%
Associates Degree70,33711.69%
Bachelors Degree108,31517.99%
Graduate Degree58,3359.69%
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Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian42,13835,57512,654
White427,720403,228127,908
2+ Races35,23331,9718,790
Black40,82037,8928,850
Hispanic49,57937,9278,427
Other Race15,62810,8692,213
Native American6,6225,586861
Islander8,5717,676774

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.03%.

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,888$54,983$39,027
Less Than 9th Grade$30,788$36,616$22,754
High School Graduate$39,578$47,369$31,382
Some College$44,601$55,246$36,829
Bachelors Degree$58,650$71,252$48,765
Graduate Degree$76,431$86,675$70,152

$46,888

Average Earnings

$54,983

Average Male

$39,027

Average Female

Pierce County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pierce County, Washington Language by Age

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Pierce County, Washington Language

84.93% of Pierce County, Washington residents speak only English, while 15.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.03% of the population.

Pierce County, Washington Language

Pierce County, Washington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black59,4869,49515.96%
Hispanic98,19813,89114.15%
Native9,5671,33613.96%
Asian56,2896,92912.31%
Multiple82,6328,45410.23%
White576,36643,6907.58%
Islander13,0959827.50%
Other4,937NaN%

9.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.73%

Male Poverty Rate

10.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierce County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is Black, with 15.96% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.48%.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.46%
High School10.09%
Some College7.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.62%
Male Unemployed22.34%
Female Employed4.60%
Female Unemployed26.26%

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$76,438$95,932
Families$88,892$108,932
Married Families$102,180$123,162
Non Families$48,380$62,726
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Income by Household Type

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

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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83,838

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War28,569
First Gulf War23,968
Vietnam25,962
Korea3,853
World War II1,158

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3412,380
35 to 5424,397
55 to 6417,213
65 to 7417,474
75+12,374

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White63,67912.88%
Black9,24320.31%
Native American78910.55%
Asian3,0316.63%
Islander1,67017.25%
Other Race1,4847.98%
2+ Races3,9429.00%
Hispanic5,3819.05%

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Race

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

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5.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5%

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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50.00%

Born in Pierce County, Washington

90.08%

Native Born

9.92%

Foreign Born

4.30%

Non Citizen

5.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.08% of Pierce County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 50.00% having been born in Washington. 4.30% 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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