Dash Point, Washington

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Population in 2010: 931.
Males: 432  (46.5%)
Females: 499  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  54.6 years
Washington median age:  37.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $60,167
Dash Point:

$60,167
WA:

$64,129

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,322

Dash Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $249,600
Dash Point:

$249,600
WA:

$284,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $284,397; Detached houses: $305,154; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,551; In 2-unit structures: $250,971; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,187; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,299; Mobile homes: $86,903; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $232,709

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,268.

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  • Races in Dash Point, WA (2015)

    Dash Point races chart
    • 71684.0%White alone
    • 546.3%Two or more races
    • 424.9%Asian alone
    • 151.8%American Indian alone
    • 101.2%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dash Point: 110.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (14.4%), German (12.2%), American (10.0%), European (6.6%), Scottish (6.6%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

For population 25 years and over in Dash Point:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%

For population 15 years and over in Dash Point CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

63 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This place:

7.4%
Washington:

13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $6,771 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $5,618 (1.4%)

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

Dash Point household income distribution Dash Point home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)

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

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 Dash Point 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 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 42.0 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 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

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 4.5 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 4.6 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 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.874
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.85
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00449. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00449
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.7%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dash Point 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 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
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $21,542,000Total costs
  • 3,722Total average daily traffic
  • 148Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,751Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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