Dash Point, Washington

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Population in 2010: 931.
Males: 438  (47.1%)
Females: 493  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

49.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,278
Dash Point:

$69,278
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,540

Dash Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $300,200
Dash Point:

$300,200
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $331,767; detached houses: $354,260; townhouses or other attached units: $278,932; in 2-unit structures: $251,628; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,351; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,993; mobile homes: $122,473; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $9,799

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dash Point: 113.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dash Point, WA (2017)
    • 81878.4%White alone
    • 938.9%Asian alone
    • 726.9%Two or more races
    • 232.2%Hispanic
    • 181.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.5%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (12.5%), European (10.2%), Irish (9.3%), American (8.1%), English (6.0%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

85 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.1% North America).

This place:

8.1%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,470 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $7,379 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Federal Way, WA (4.1 miles , pop. 83,259).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (21.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (939.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Browns Point, WA (1.2 miles ),
Federal Way, WA (2.0 miles ),
Ruston, WA (2.1 miles ),
Tacoma, WA (2.4 miles ),
Fife Heights, WA (2.4 miles ),
Fife, WA (2.6 miles ),
Vashon, WA (2.6 miles ),
Vashon Island, WA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 122.43 W

Distribution of median household income in Dash Point, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dash Point, WA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.8. This is about average.

City:

84.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.89
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00444. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00444
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Dash Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% 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 5.9 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 17.4 miles away from the city 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 4.3 miles away from Dash Point 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 42.0 miles away from Dash Point 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 47.8 miles away from Dash Point center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 483.4 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 Dash Point:

  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • MULTICARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF TACOMA,THE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER - FEDERAL WAY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FEDERAL WAY, WA)
  • GARDEN TERRACE ALZHEIMER'S CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FEDERAL WAY, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF FEDERAL WAY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FEDERAL WAY, WA)
  • SIGNATURE HOME HEATLH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FEDERAL WAY, WA)

Amtrak stations near Dash Point:

  • 6 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 Dash Point:

  • University of Puget Sound (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 6 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Highline Community College (about 8 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 11 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Green River Community College (about 12 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)

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Notable location: Pierce County Fire District 13 Station 2 (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
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dash Point:

Marital status in Dash Point, WA
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Dash Point:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dash Point, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Pierce County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dash Point:

  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dash Point:

  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, 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.)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dash Point:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.0mTotal length
  • $7,130,000Total costs
  • 3,743Total average daily traffic
  • 37Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,093Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dash Point, WA
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 30.7%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dash Point, WA
  • 83.6%Electricity
  • 10.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.5%Utility gas


Dash Point compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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