Pierce County, Washington Population 2024

930,913

Pierce County, Washington's estimated 2024 population is 930,913 with a growth rate of 0.24% 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 795,402 and has seen a growth of 17.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029941,9982,2170.24%
2028939,7812,2170.24%
2027937,5642,2170.24%
2026935,3472,2170.24%
2025933,1302,2170.24%
2024930,9132,2170.24%
2023928,6962,2170.24%
2022926,479-923-0.1%
2021927,4023,8130.41%
2020923,58917,8701.97%
2019905,71910,7681.2%
2018894,95114,2061.61%
2017880,74516,7411.94%
2016864,00419,6872.33%
2015844,31711,2111.35%
2014833,10611,7991.44%
2013821,3075,5350.68%
2012815,7728,0441%
2011807,72812,3261.55%
2010795,40200%
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%
1920144,12723,31519.3%
1910120,81265,297117.62%
190055,5154,5758.98%
189050,94047,6211434.8%
18803,3191,910135.56%
18701,40929426.37%
18601,115-940,883-99.88%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.24% (2,217)
County Website
Pierce County
County Seat
2020 Population
923,589
Area
1668 mi²
Density
558 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.79% (7,324)
Founded
December 22, 1852

Pierce County, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White624,75367.98%
Two or more races112,74212.27%
Black or African American65,3667.11%
Asian60,7626.61%
Other race30,2413.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander14,3461.56%
Native American10,7831.17%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Pierce County, Washington Population by Race

Pierce County, Washington Population Pyramid 2024

Pierce County, Washington Median Age

36.5

Total

35.4

Male

37.6

Female

Pierce County, Washington Adults

There are 706,894 adults, (130,317 of whom are seniors) in Pierce County, Washington.

Pierce County, Washington Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierce County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female456,50449.67%
Male462,48950.33%

Pierce County, Washington Population by Age

Pierce County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All341,7832.6364.635.4
Married173,7383.2278.621.4
Non Family110,2011.3249.850.2
Female38,6183.3748.851.2
Male19,2263.353.646.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pierce County, Washington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,1122.59%
9th to 12th Grade31,4355.05%
High School Graduate163,98026.35%
Some College155,80225.04%
Associates Degree72,46811.65%
Bachelors Degree117,24218.84%
Graduate Degree65,16510.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White429,746406,203135,246
Hispanic54,93644,03410,656
2+ Races50,90746,42613,498
Asian45,06838,63114,870
Black43,41540,0339,614
Other Race18,34014,2693,206
Islander8,8837,758755
Native American6,5835,4861,049

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.99%.

Pierce County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$56,057$66,180$46,745
Less Than 9th Grade$38,347$45,412$27,810
High School Graduate$46,333$54,676$37,232
Some College$52,445$65,297$43,648
Bachelors Degree$70,399$85,168$58,912
Graduate Degree$90,745$101,186$82,515

$56,057

Average Earnings

$66,180

Average Male

$46,745

Average Female

Pierce County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pierce County, Washington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pierce County, Washington Language

84.33% of Pierce County, Washington residents speak only English, while 15.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

Pierce County, Washington Language

Pierce County, Washington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White574,98640,3207.01%
Hispanic106,64112,28011.52%
Multiple110,40910,8219.8%
Black63,0999,00914.28%
Asian59,5706,05510.16%
Other29,4883,73212.66%
Islander14,0422,08714.86%
Native10,2619289.04%

8.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

9.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierce County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is Islander, with 14.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierce County, Washington is White, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.66%.

Pierce County, Washington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.94%
High School10.07%
Some College7.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.65%
Male Unemployed20.46%
Female Employed4.31%
Male Employed3.11%

Pierce County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pierce County, Washington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$91,486$114,432
Families$104,927$128,874
Married Families$120,357$145,520
Non Families$57,542$75,341

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pierce County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pierce County, Washington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

80,207

Number of Veterans

68,770

Male Veterans

11,437

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War29,181
First Gulf War23,767
Vietnam23,620
Korea2,419
World War II761

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5423,137
55 to 6417,026
65 to 7416,304
75+12,593
18 to 3411,147

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White57,87711.88%
Black9,00018.8%
Hispanic5,9879.11%
2+ Races5,8529.39%
Asian3,4797.09%
Other Race1,9839.27%
Islander1,41914.31%
Native American5977.7%

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Race

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierce County, Washington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pierce County, Washington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.23%

Born in Pierce County, Washington

89.53%

Native Born

10.47%

Foreign Born

4.43%

Non Citizen

6.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.53% of Pierce County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 50.23% having been born in Washington. 4.43% 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

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