Canterwood, Washington

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Population in 2010: 3,079.
Males: 1,403  (45.6%)
Females: 1,676  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98332.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,434
Canterwood:

$64,434
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,783

Canterwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $271,300
Canterwood:

$271,300
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $477,731; Detached houses: $483,002; Townhouses or other attached units: $392,085

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,251.

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  • Races in Canterwood, WA (2010)

    Canterwood races chart
    • 2,64185.8%White alone
    • 1645.3%Asian alone
    • 1033.3%Two or more races
    • 1033.3%Hispanic
    • 301.0%American Indian alone
    • 280.9%Black alone
    • 50.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone

Races in Canterwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Canterwood: 110.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.5%), German (12.9%), Irish (6.8%), Scottish (3.7%), Norwegian (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 341 feet

Canterwood,WA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Canterwood:

  • High school or higher: 99.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canterwood CDP:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 74.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

347 residents are foreign born (1.7% Oceania, 1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

9.8%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,012 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,968 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (11.1 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (21.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (944.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Purdy, WA (1.4 miles ), Maplewood, WA (1.5 miles ), Wauna, WA (1.6 miles ), Gig Harbor, WA (1.8 miles ), Burley, WA (1.9 miles ), Gig Harbor Peninsula, WA (1.9 miles ), Rosedale, WA (2.1 miles ), Raft Island, WA (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.38 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Canterwood household income distribution Canterwood home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Canterwood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Canterwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 9.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 19.7 miles away from Canterwood center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 12.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from Canterwood center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 484.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Canterwood:

  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH DIALYSIS CENTER GIG HARBOR (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • MANOR CARE OF GIG HARBOR WA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • COTTESMORE OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS DEMENTIA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS,THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • VASHON COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VASHON, WA)

Amtrak stations near Canterwood:

  • 13 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canterwood:

  • University of Puget Sound (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Bates Technical College (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Highline Community College (about 14 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Olympic College (about 14 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 15 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)

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Notable locations in Canterwood: Canterwood Golf and Country Club (A), Pierce County Fire Protection District 5 / Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One Station 56 Purdy (B), Pierce County Fire District 5 / Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Canterwood: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.242. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.242
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.874. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.874
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.63. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.63
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.1%
(0.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  85.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canterwood CDP (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canterwood:

  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canterwood:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canterwood:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Canterwood compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Canterwood on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Australia and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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