Prairie Heights, Washington

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Population in 2010: 4,405.
Males: 2,187  (49.7%)
Females: 2,218  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Washington median age:

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

$79,243
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,760

Prairie Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$362,100
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $373,364; detached houses: $453,188; mobile homes: $99,099

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,469.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prairie Heights: 112.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.5%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Prairie Heights, WA (2019)
    • 3,41379.0%White alone
    • 72416.8%Hispanic
    • 962.2%Two or more races
    • 290.7%American Indian alone
    • 240.6%Asian alone
    • 90.2%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: European (18.0%), American (11.9%), German (10.9%), English (5.4%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

319 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This place:

7.4%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,961 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (11.3 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (32.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (924.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

South Prairie, WA (0.9 miles ),
Prairie Ridge, WA (1.4 miles ),
Buckley, WA (1.9 miles ),
Wilkeson, WA (2.0 miles ),
Bonney Lake, WA (2.0 miles ),
Crocker, WA (2.2 miles ),
Carbonado, WA (2.3 miles ),
Alderton, WA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.15 N, Longitude: 122.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

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

7.5%
Washington:

5.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
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 4.8 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 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00477. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00477
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Prairie Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1407% 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 19.8 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from Prairie Heights 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 29.2 miles away from Prairie Heights center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 15.8 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 53.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from Prairie Heights 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 (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 Prairie Heights:

  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • ENUMCLAW HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE CTR OF ENUMCLAW (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • SUMNER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUMNER, WA)
  • LINDEN GROVE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • LINDEN GROVE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB - RAINIER VISTA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)

Amtrak station near Prairie Heights:

  • 17 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 Prairie Heights:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 8 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • Green River Community College (about 12 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 16 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 17 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 19 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Highline Community College (about 19 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)

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Notable locations in Prairie Heights: Finnish Hall (A), Pierce County Fire Protection District 12 (B), East Pierce Fire Protection District 22 East Pierce Fire and Rescue Station 16 Foothills (C). 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.9%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
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: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Prairie Heights:

Marital status in Prairie Heights, WA
  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Prairie Heights:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prairie Heights, 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
This 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.
State:

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.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pierce County:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Washington:

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

14.1%
Washington:

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 Prairie Heights:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie Heights:

  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, 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)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie Heights:

  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K25CH (Channel 25; NORTH BEND, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
Prairie Heights fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Prairie Heights fatal accident list:

Jan 3, 2018 08:10 PM, Sr-410, Lat: 47.165319, Lon: -122.112064, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 4, 2017 01:38 PM, Sr-162, Lat: 47.142386, Lon: -122.072286, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 2012 03:40 PM, Sr-410, Lat: 47.164500, Lon: -122.104533, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 2012 01:18 PM, Sr-410, Lat: 47.165956, Lon: -122.119703, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 20, 1998 09:15 PM, Sr-410, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.6mTotal length
  • $10,116,000Total costs
  • 9,763Total average daily traffic
  • 600Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,893Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prairie Heights, WA
  • 43.7%Utility gas
  • 39.6%Electricity
  • 11.4%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prairie Heights, WA
  • 93.2%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas


Prairie Heights compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
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