University Place, Washington

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Population in 2017: 33,401 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 
Males: 16,237  (48.6%)
Females: 17,164  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98466.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,365 (it was $50,287 in 2000)
University Place:

$70,365
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,822 (it was $25,544 in 2000)

University Place city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $375,426 (it was $173,600 in 2000)
University Place:

$375,426
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $363,534; detached houses: $379,976; townhouses or other attached units: $251,284; in 2-unit structures: $320,339; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,628; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,925; mobile homes: $34,985

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,133.

March 2019 cost of living index in University Place: 113.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.3%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.2% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in University Place, WA (2017)
    • 21,48963.7%White alone
    • 3,2969.8%Asian alone
    • 3,1249.3%Two or more races
    • 2,8348.4%Hispanic
    • 2,7488.1%Black alone
    • 1330.4%American Indian alone
    • 760.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 350.1%Other race alone

Races in University Place detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in University Place, Washington as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in University Place is 2,787 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in University Place by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(38.9)
16
(51.7)
12
(39.1)
6
(19.7)
12
(39.5)
14
(45.7)
8
(25.3)
10
(31.4)
5
(15.8)
13
(40.3)
11
(33.8)
13
(39.2)
13
(38.6)
10
(29.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
26
(84.4)
27
(87.2)
19
(61.9)
34
(111.4)
35
(115.2)
31
(101.1)
34
(107.5)
19
(59.7)
34
(107.2)
21
(65.1)
16
(49.1)
19
(57.2)
19
(56.4)
23
(68.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
59
(191.5)
61
(197.1)
47
(153.1)
52
(170.3)
56
(184.3)
66
(215.3)
43
(135.9)
57
(179.1)
53
(167.2)
32
(99.2)
42
(128.9)
40
(120.5)
42
(124.8)
36
(106.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
235
(762.7)
277
(895.0)
224
(729.7)
216
(707.5)
311
(1,024)
226
(737.2)
222
(701.8)
242
(760.5)
162
(510.9)
220
(681.7)
154
(472.7)
175
(527.2)
164
(487.2)
137
(406.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
737
(2,392)
737
(2,381)
571
(1,860)
516
(1,690)
559
(1,840)
617
(2,013)
449
(1,419)
588
(1,848)
574
(1,810)
431
(1,336)
499
(1,532)
564
(1,699)
614
(1,824)
524
(1,553)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
156
(506.3)
160
(517.0)
141
(459.3)
102
(334.1)
62
(204.0)
71
(231.6)
62
(196.0)
65
(204.3)
58
(182.9)
61
(189.0)
92
(282.4)
108
(325.3)
88
(261.4)
58
(171.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(16.2)
9
(29.1)
13
(42.3)
7
(22.9)
5
(16.5)
8
(26.1)
5
(15.8)
2
(6.3)
2
(6.3)
4
(12.4)
3
(9.2)
5
(15.1)
4
(11.9)
5
(14.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)284.4306.2242.7233.6271.2260.6207.6222.4201.0200.2184.5209.5200.8187.6

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City-data.com crime index in University Place, WA

Crime rate in University Place detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.47
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (8.5%), English (6.5%), Irish (5.4%), Norwegian (4.8%), American (4.6%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1995

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 8.39 square miles.

Population density: 3,983 people per square mile   (average).

University Place, Washington map

4,196 residents are foreign born (5.3% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

This city:

12.4%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,793 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,004 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (3.9 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (29.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (934.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Fircrest, WA (1.2 miles ),
Lakewood, WA (2.0 miles ),
Wollochet, WA (2.0 miles ),
Fox Island, WA (2.0 miles ),
Tacoma, WA (2.0 miles ),
Steilacoom, WA (2.1 miles ),
Ruston, WA (2.4 miles ),
McChord AFB, WA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.22 N, Longitude: 122.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,012 (-26.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,233 (13.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Distribution of median household income in University Place, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in University Place, WA in 2017

Property values in University Place, WA

University Place satellite photo by USGS

University Place tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +3,044 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in University Place, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (2.8%)
Most common occupations in University Place, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)

Average climate in University Place, Washington

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University Place, Washington environmental map by EPA

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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 84.3. This is about average.

City:

84.3
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 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 18.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

5.6
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 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 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
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 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00477
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

University Place-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 154% 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 2.9 miles away from University Place 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 9.1 miles away from University Place 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 11.9 miles away from University Place 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 34.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 475.1 miles away from University Place 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 56.5 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).
University Place topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in University Place:

  • FRANCISCAN HOSPICE (2901 BRIDGEPORT WAY)
  • UNIVERSITY PLACE CARE CENTER (5520 BRIDGEPORT WAY WEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near University Place:

  • ABILENE HOUSE INC (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ORCHARD PARK CONV AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ORCHARD PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • MANOR CARE OF TACOMA WA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; LAKEWOOD, WA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS /TACOMA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • BEL AIR REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)

Amtrak stations near University Place:

  • 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: 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 University Place:

  • Tacoma Community College (about 3 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 4 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 4 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT 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)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

Public high schools in University Place:

  • CURTIS JUNIOR HIGH (Location: 3725 GRANDVIEW DRIVE WEST, Grades: 8-9)
  • CURTIS SENIOR HIGH (Location: 8425 40TH W, Grades: 10-12)
  • CHS DROP-OUT REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM (Location: 8425 40TH ST W, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in University Place:

Private elementary/middle schools in University Place:

  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170, Location: 5412 67TH AVE W, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI IN MOTION (Students: 131, Location: 7323 27TH ST W, Grades: UG-6)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in University Place: Glacier (A), Windmill Village (B), University Village (C), University Park II (D), Chambers Bay Golf Course (E), Chambers Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (F), University Place Care Center (G), Pierce County Fire Protection District 3 University Place Fire Department Station 3 - 1 (H), Pierce County Fire Protection District 3 University Place Fire Department Station 3 - 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Green Firs Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in University Place include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Central Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: New Tacoma Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Chambers Creek Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Chambers Creek (A), Leach Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Curtis Terry - College basketball player (UNLV Rebels).

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 University Place and their reported violations in the past:

CHERRYWOOD VILLAGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in University Place in 2010:

  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in University Place in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Banks with branches in University Place (2011 data):

  • Westside Community Bank: at 4922 Bridgeport Way West, branch established on 1995/03/29. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $116.9 mil, Deposits: $110.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Westside Banking Company
  • Union Bank, National Association: University Place Branch at 4620 Bridgeport Way West, branch established on 2006/02/13. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Columbia State Bank: University Place Branch at 4221 Bridgeport Way West, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: James Center at 6916 19th St W, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Umpqua Bank: University Place Branch at 4704 Bridgeport Way, W, branch established on 2001/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: University Place Branch at 2615 Bridgeport Way W, branch established on 1961/03/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in University Place:

Marital status in University Place, WA
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in University Place:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - University Place
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in University Place:

(University Place, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for University Place, 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
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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.
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:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
University Place:

51.5%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.4%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
University Place:

28.7
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
University Place:

20.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
University Place:

11.5%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
University Place:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.9%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
University Place:

79.8%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of University Place, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 16$76,812$57,6091$2,502
Parks and Recreation 7$25,320$43,4060$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$38,978$66,8190$0
Other and Unallocable 5$21,198$50,8752$6,544
Other Government Administration 4$27,214$81,6428$19,702
Financial Administration 4$21,600$64,8000$0
Police - Other 2$9,528$57,1681$2,464
Judicial and Legal 1$9,032$108,3841$3,190
Totals for Government 46$229,682$59,91713$34,402

University Place government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,397,000 ($101.70)
    Central Staff Services: $1,633,000 ($48.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000 ($4.25)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.15)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,629,000 ($48.77)
    Sewerage: $1,357,000 ($40.63)
    Central Staff Services: $1,262,000 ($37.78)
    Financial Administration: $813,000 ($24.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $780,000 ($23.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000 ($19.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $338,000 ($10.12)
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000 ($10.00)
    General - Other: $210,000 ($6.29)
    Health - Other: $175,000 ($5.24)
    Police Protection: $173,000 ($5.18)
    General Public Buildings: $87,000 ($2.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,708,000 ($81.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $3,161,000 ($94.64)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $234,000 ($7.01)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $76,000 ($2.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,026,000 ($120.54)

University Place government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,638,000 ($78.98)
    Other: $688,000 ($20.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $271,000 ($8.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000 ($1.17)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $652,000 ($19.52)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($1.14)
    Highways: $17,000 ($0.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $562,000 ($16.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $108,000 ($3.23)
    Rents: $22,000 ($0.66)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,920,000 ($57.48)
    Other: $715,000 ($21.41)
    General Local Government Support: $369,000 ($11.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($0.45)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $4,582,000 ($137.18)
    Property: $3,781,000 ($113.20)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,714,000 ($81.26)
    Other License: $393,000 ($11.77)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $360,000 ($10.78)
    Amusements Sales: $284,000 ($8.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000 ($2.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.03)

University Place government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,924,000 ($1674.32)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,937,000 ($1554.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,885,000 ($176.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,898,000 ($56.82)

University Place government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,756,000 ($142.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,780,000 ($83.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000 ($0.06)

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)
Businesses in University Place, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Trader Joe's1
H&R Block1UPS2
Kroger2Walgreens2
McDonald's2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in University Place:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, 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)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNTB (1480 AM; 1 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: FTP CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in University Place:

  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around University Place:

  • 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)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of University Place fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.1mTotal length
  • $38,118,000Total costs
  • 54,354Total average daily traffic
  • 3,744Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,715Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in University Place)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lat: 47.198611 Lon: -122.561389, Call Sign: WPVX573,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.250 MHz, 468.575 MHz, 464.250 MHz, 469.250 MHz, 464.400 MHz, 469.400 MHz, 464.800 MHz, 462.250 MHz, 463.575 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2022, Certifier: Michael D Shahan, Registrant: Puget Sound Instrument, 2612 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424, Phone: (253) 922-7890, Fax: (253) 922-5650, Email:
  • Lat: 47.225556 Lon: -122.536111, Call Sign: WQBW570,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.325 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2014, Expiration Date: 12/28/2024, Certifier: Loyd Christensen, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 47.199889 Lon: -122.540306, Call Sign: WQFJ558,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.387 MHz, 461.687 MHz, 461.537 MHz, 461.587 MHz, 452.512 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2016, Expiration Date: 07/31/2026, Certifier: Michael Doidge, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 47.199111 Lon: -122.519611, Call Sign: WQFW208,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.137 MHz, 458.137 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2006, Expiration Date: 10/18/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/24/2016, Certifier: Tony Tipton, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 47.200333 Lon: -122.569333, Call Sign: WQSD581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.462 MHz, 451.587 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 452.237 MHz, 452.412 MHz, 452.862 MHz, 456.537 MHz, 456.587 MHz, 457.837 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2013, Expiration Date: 09/05/2023, Certifier: Nicholas Pike, Registrant: Bearcom Wireless Worldwide, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FIRCREST, 2221 70th Ave. West (Lat: 47.240111 Lon: -122.529583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.6 m, Call Sign: WQNB430,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2010, Expiration Date: 12/02/2020, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in University Place)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in University Place)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED90$264,88294$254,662819$237,95428$176,66443$209,7291$128,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$274,4406$232,48373$254,4214$36,2436$152,8050$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$268,74227$252,973228$265,4149$115,22911$203,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$247,85720$282,802182$269,4383$213,92011$191,9750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$319,9451$71,86043$250,4997$165,7713$120,1870$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0723.06 , 0723.07, 0723.08, 0723.09, 0723.10, 0723.11

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$297,27516$285,043
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$247,57810$276,287
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$316,1904$265,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$456,2101$232,570
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0723.06 , 0723.07, 0723.08, 0723.09, 0723.10, 0723.11

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in University Place, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in University Place, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 72. The highest number of fire incidents - 107 took place in 2002, and the least - 9 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in University Place, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.9%), and Outside Fires (41.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in University Place, WA
    • 51141.9%Structure Fires
    • 50041.0%Outside Fires
    • 1098.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1008.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for University Place, WA
Most common first names in University Place, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3872.8 years
William3774.1 years
Robert3473.9 years
James2768.5 years
Margaret2780.0 years
Charles2372.6 years
Helen2181.6 years
George1971.2 years
Donald1871.6 years
Dorothy1779.2 years
Most common last names in University Place, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2374.8 years
Johnson2074.4 years
Miller1475.1 years
Jones1273.8 years
Hall978.3 years
Anderson869.4 years
Taylor673.5 years
Peterson666.7 years
Phillips674.2 years
Roberts672.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in University Place, WA
  • 55.4%Utility gas
  • 41.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in University Place, WA
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


University Place compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

University Place on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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