South Creek, Washington

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Population in 2010: 2,507.
Males: 1,275  (50.9%)
Females: 1,232  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,434
South Creek:

$64,434
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,783

South Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$271,300
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $271,089; Detached houses: $322,757; Mobile homes: $136,290

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,256.

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  • Races in South Creek, WA (2010)

    South Creek races chart
    • 2,18287.0%White alone
    • 1425.7%Hispanic
    • 903.6%Two or more races
    • 341.4%Black alone
    • 291.2%American Indian alone
    • 170.7%Asian alone
    • 80.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Creek: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.8%), American (9.5%), Finnish (8.5%), English (7.4%), Italian (6.6%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

For population 25 years and over in South Creek:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%

For population 15 years and over in South Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 21.9%

71 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America).

This place:

3.2%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,095 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,088 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (5.7 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (43.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (917.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Elk Plain, WA (1.8 miles ), Graham-Thrift, WA (2.4 miles ), Frederickson, WA (2.4 miles ), Graham, WA (2.4 miles ), Spanaway, WA (2.6 miles ), Roy, WA (2.7 miles ), Kapowsin, WA (2.8 miles ), McKenna, WA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 122.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

South Creek household income distribution South Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Earthquake activity:

South Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 160% 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 18.1 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 10.9 miles away from South Creek 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 22.1 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 40.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 463.3 miles away from South Creek center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 South Creek:

  • GRAHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GRAHAM, WA)
  • PARKLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • MIDLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • GREATER PUYALLUP DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • PUYALLUP COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB CENTER- LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • REGENCY AT TACOMA REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TACOMA, WA)

Amtrak stations near South Creek:

  • 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.
  • 20 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 6600 YELM HWY. S.E.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Creek:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 13 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 14 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 15 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 19 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

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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 95.6. This is worse than average.

City:

95.6
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.3%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.9%
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: 0.1% of all households
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Creek 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 South Creek:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Creek:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 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.)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Creek:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $3,315,000Total costs
  • 8,300Total average daily traffic
  • 996Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,790Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

South Creek compared to Washington state average:

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