Kapowsin, Washington

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Population in 2010: 333.
Males: 155  (46.6%)
Females: 178  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

49.2 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $79,243
Kapowsin:

$79,243
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,760

Kapowsin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $362,100
Kapowsin:

$362,100
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $250,207; detached houses: $342,940; mobile homes: $198,579
March 2019 cost of living index in Kapowsin: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: American (22.6%), German (21.5%), Norwegian (11.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 629 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (5.2 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (43.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (914.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Graham, WA (2.1 miles ),
Graham-Thrift, WA (2.3 miles ),
Orting, WA (2.8 miles ),
Elk Plain, WA (2.8 miles ),
South Creek, WA (2.8 miles ),
Eatonville, WA (2.9 miles ),
Frederickson, WA (2.9 miles ),
Crocker, WA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 46.99 N, Longitude: 122.22 W

Distribution of median household income in Kapowsin, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kapowsin, WA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Washington:

5.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.0. This is about average.

City:

89.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.46
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Kapowsin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1436% 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 22.4 miles away from Kapowsin 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Kapowsin center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from Kapowsin 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 47.9 miles away from Kapowsin center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 465.3 miles away from Kapowsin center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Kapowsin:

  • GRAHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GRAHAM, WA)
  • GREATER PUYALLUP DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • PUYALLUP COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • REGENCY AT PUYALLUP REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • MULTICARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB - RAINIER VISTA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PUYALLUP (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)

Airports located in Kapowsin:

Amtrak station near Kapowsin:

  • 20 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kapowsin:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 13 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 16 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 19 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 21 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 21 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Bates Technical College (about 22 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 23 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)

Points of interest:

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Lakes: Benbow Lakes (A), Lake Whitman (B), Byron Lake (C), Twin Lakes (D), Lake Kapowsin (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kapowsin and their reported violations in the past:

KAPOWSIN ALE HOUSE (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Kapowsin:

Marital status in Kapowsin, WA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kapowsin:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kapowsin, 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
Here:

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.
State:

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
Pierce County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

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 Kapowsin:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kapowsin:

  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, 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.)
  • 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)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kapowsin:

  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Kapowsin fatal accident list:

Mar 3, 2006 87:99 PM, Oroville Rd E, Lat: 46.957610, Lon: -122.236400, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.4mTotal length
  • $3,739,000Total costs
  • 2,025Total average daily traffic
  • 303Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,300Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 19318 Electron Rd (Lat: 46.986778 Lon: -122.173722), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KOF303,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.440 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022, Registrant: Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 9515 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond, WA 98052, Phone: (425) 867-7335, Fax: (425) 867-7310, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ELECTRON STN, Electron Generating Station Near (Lat: 46.986778 Lon: -122.173722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WNTB543,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.506 MHz, 952.506 MHz, 932.368 MHz, 941.368 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2019, Expiration Date: 12/29/2029, Registrant: Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 9515 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond, WA 98052, Phone: (425) 867-7344, Fax: (425) 867-7310, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC7EOO, Licensee ID: L00853451, Grant Date: 06/06/2014, Expiration Date: 07/16/2024, Certifier: Paul A Smith, Registrant: Paul A Smith, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Call Sign: N9QQD, Licensee ID: L00666859, Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 06/29/2023, Certifier: Stefan H Hanke, Registrant: Stefan H Hanke, Kapowsin, WA 98344-0147
  • Call Sign: WA7LON, Licensee ID: L00256493, Grant Date: 11/30/2005, Expiration Date: 01/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2018, Certifier: Glenn E Mattison, Registrant: Glenn E Mattison, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Call Sign: KE7JRX, Licensee ID: L01215122, Grant Date: 09/29/2016, Expiration Date: 11/20/2026, Certifier: Megan L Goodfellow, Registrant: Megan L Goodfellow, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Call Sign: KF7PTX, Licensee ID: L01639308, Grant Date: 05/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/19/2021, Certifier: Paul D Gullion, Registrant: Paul D Gullion, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Call Sign: AE7XD, Licensee ID: L01733927, Grant Date: 09/21/2012, Expiration Date: 09/21/2022, Certifier: Donald L Laib, Registrant: Donald L Laib, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Call Sign: KI7TPN, Licensee ID: L02158434, Grant Date: 01/26/2018, Expiration Date: 01/26/2028, Certifier: Chad J Hoover, Registrant: Chad J Hoover, Kapowsin, WA 98344

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1849K, N1849K, N-1849K, Serial Number: 4576, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/09/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Erik L Mathieson, Po Box 24, Kapowsin, WA 98344
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2450G, N2450G, N-2450G, Serial Number: 51750, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Erik L Mathieson, Po Box 24, Kapowsin, WA 98344, Other Owners: Linda L Mathieson
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4613B, N4613B, N-4613B, Serial Number: 31511, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary W Young, Po Box 188, Kapowsin, WA 98344, Other Owners: I Joyce Young, Leroy E Harrington
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2642U, N2642U, N-2642U, Serial Number: 17250242, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 09/09/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald L Laib, Po Box 0039, Kapowsin, WA 98344, Other Owners: Sally B Laib
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/03/2020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kapowsin, WA
  • 51.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 48.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kapowsin, WA
  • 53.3%Wood
  • 46.7%Electricity


Kapowsin 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Kapowsin on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #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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