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Pierce County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 876,764 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 700,820 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 148,662
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 40,418
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 165,623
Renter-occupied apartments: 110,838 (it was 95,177 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

36%

Land area: 1679 sq. mi.

Water area: 127.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 522 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pierce County: 110.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.1%), Educational, health and social services (19.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pierce County, WA (2017)
    • 585,11683.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 95,64413.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 62,7569.0%Two or more races
    • 58,3068.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 51,8777.4%Asian alone
    • 13,2241.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 7,6021.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2,2390.3%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 436,746  (49.8%)
Females: 440,018  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Pierce County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,278 ($45,204 in 1999)
This county:

$69,278
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,048 (lower quartile is $804, upper quartile is $1,371)
This county:

$1048
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $300,200 (it was $144,400 in 2000)
Pierce:

$300,200
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $222,000 - $398,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $354,260
Here:

$354,260
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $278,932
Here:

$278,932
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $251,628
Here:

$251,628
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,351
Here:

$190,351
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,993
Here:

$231,993
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $122,473
Here:

$122,473
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,799
Here:

$9,799
State:

$87,922

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,763
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $616

Institutionalized population: 8,874

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 11
  • Rapes: 94
  • Robberies: 200
  • Assaults: 800
  • Burglaries: 2899
  • Thefts: 6113
  • Auto thefts: 2040

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 110
  • Robberies: 199
  • Assaults: 727
  • Burglaries: 2870
  • Thefts: 6177
  • Auto thefts: 1665
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Health of residents in Pierce County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
79.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
31.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3931 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 1998: 4419 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 1999: 4401 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2000: 3753 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 4107 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2002: 4721 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2003: 4400 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2004: 4466 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2005: 5515 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2006: 4884 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2007: 3571 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2008: 1805 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2009: 1243 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2010: 1708 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2011: 1494 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2012: 2009 buildings, average cost: $256,300
  • 2013: 2369 buildings, average cost: $268,500
  • 2014: 2371 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2015: 2253 buildings, average cost: $291,900
  • 2016: 2469 buildings, average cost: $303,400
  • 2017: 3014 buildings, average cost: $298,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Pierce, WA residents
Average permit cost in Pierce, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,308 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,410 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Pierce, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pierce, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pierce, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
Pierce County:

10.0%
Washington:

11.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.0% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.1 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 37.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 33.5 years old, American Indian residents: 32.9 years old, Asian residents: 38.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 29.0 years old)

Area name: Tacoma, WA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pierce County is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $774 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1128 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tacoma, Lakewood, Graham-Thrift, Gig Harbor Peninsula, Puyallup, South Hill, University Place, Parkland, Spanaway, Fort Lewis.

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

2018 air pollution in Pierce County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.040 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Alger County, Michigan , Douglas County , Fergus County, Montana , Thurston County , Richland County, Montana , Wibaux County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Pierce, WA
County total employment by year in Pierce, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Pierce, WA

Current college students: 37,999
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 81,374 (57.4% naturalized citizens)

Pierce County:

9.3%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 17,5302010 or later
  • 17,7672000 to 2009
  • 17,9861990 to 1999
  • 13,2041980 to 1989
  • 8,1931970 to 1979
  • 13,487Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Pierce County marital status for males Pierce County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 224,689
  • One, attached: 18,011
  • Two: 7,074
  • 3 or 4: 13,677
  • 5 to 9: 18,048
  • 10 to 19: 18,780
  • 20 to 49: 11,176
  • 50 or more: 13,936
  • Mobile homes: 20,185
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 480

Housing units in Pierce County with a mortgage: 147,330 (3,575 second mortgage, 13,894 home equity loan, 705 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55,765

Here:

72.8% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pierce County

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-
Pierce County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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
This 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:
Pierce County:

29.3%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Pierce County:

Average size of farms: 39 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $63,887
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2490.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,440
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.53%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,726
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.33%
Vegetables: 3,386 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 136 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pierce County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 156% 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 7.7 miles away from Pierce County 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 10.8 miles away from the county 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 10.3 miles away from the county 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 40.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 474.5 miles away from Pierce County center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 14, 2012 to January 23, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4056: March 05, 2012, FEMA Id: 4056, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1682: February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 02, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1671: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1499: November 07, 2003, FEMA Id: 1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington Earthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1361: March 01, 2001, FEMA Id: 1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington Storms/High Winds/Floods, Incident Period: November 07, 1995 to December 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1079: January 03, 1996, FEMA Id: 1079, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pierce

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 287,473 (80.4%)
  • Carpooled: 32,861 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,602 (1.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 55 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 419 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 56 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,422 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,000 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 6,473 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 21,027 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (19%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pierce County


  • German (9%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pierce County, Washington in 2000:

  • 6,613 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3,211 people in state prisons
  • 2,760 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,602 people in nursing homes
  • 1,808 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,247 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 756 people in other group homes
  • 535 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 505 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 263 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 178 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 176 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 146 people in halfway houses
  • 145 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 118 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 115 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 115 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 77 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 61 people in religious group quarters
  • 47 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 30 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 22 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 21 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 14 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Pierce County, Washington in 2010:

  • 3,294 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 2,656 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,622 people in state prisons
  • 2,459 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,270 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,266 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,239 people in federal detention centers
  • 813 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 795 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 681 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 320 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 195 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 155 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 70 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 46 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,879.

8.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

4.34% relocated from other counties in Washington ($26,772 average AGI)
4.22% relocated from other states ($24,315 average AGI)
Pierce County:

4.22%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.24% ($53,690)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($44,790)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.13% ($54,903)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($50,826)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

3.52% relocated to other counties in Washington ($24,889 average AGI)
3.50% relocated to other states ($24,561 average AGI)
Pierce County:

3.50%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.18% ($51,452)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($61,305)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.11% ($47,520)
to Spokane County, WA  0.08% ($49,274)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Pierce County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Pierce County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pierce County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pierce County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pierce County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pierce County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pierce County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pierce County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pierce County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 96,822 (78,391 aged, 18,431 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 15,745 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pierce County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (6,427)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6,154)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (4,362)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4,336)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,847)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,540)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,598)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,465)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,403)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,301)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,735
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 158
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,713

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,319
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 707
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6,960

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 47.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.3
  • Other - 14.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.3
  • Suffocation - 25.7
  • Poisoning - 21.8
  • Fall - 5.3
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 876,764
  • In family households: 719,999 (112,934 male householders, 102,092 female householders)
    161,699 spouses, 256,142 children (233,509 natural, 5,230 adopted, 17,403 stepchildren), 20,819 grandchildren, 9,606 brothers or sisters, 12,098 parents, 17,253 other relatives, 27,356 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 137,932 (51,112 male householders (38,259 living alone)), 55,130 female householders (44,948 living alone)), 31,690 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18,833

Size of family households: 89,861 2-persons, 51,292 3-persons, 43,418 4-persons, 17,926 5-persons, 7,275 6-persons, 5,254 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 83,207 1-person, 19,421 2-persons, 2,541 3-persons, 665 4-persons, 127 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

135,460 married couples with children.
46,952 single-parent households (14,240 men, 32,712 women).

86.6% of residents of Pierce speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,375,525,000 ($7,211 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,099,557,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,980,484,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $580,037,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,778,000
Federal grants: $836,969,000
Federal procurement contracts: $514,703,000 ($419,688,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,452,554,000 ($1,272,347,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,703,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $980,975,000
Federal Government insurance: $315,457,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 52,820
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 28,597
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,006
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19,524
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pierce County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 119.74 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Pierce County, Washington
  • Year house built in Pierce County, Washington
  • 10,2172014 or later
  • 14,6312010 to 2013
  • 53,4792000 to 2009
  • 62,8231990 to 1999
  • 47,9001980 to 1989
  • 52,2021970 to 1979
  • 31,6261960 to 1969
  • 22,7121950 to 1959
  • 15,1621940 to 1949
  • 35,3041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pierce County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pierce County, Washington
  • 8931 room
  • 7912 rooms
  • 3,4233 rooms
  • 17,0114 rooms
  • 35,0775 rooms
  • 45,6526 rooms
  • 35,6357 rooms
  • 27,8268 rooms
  • 36,7879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pierce County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pierce County, Washington
  • 5,1071 room
  • 6,6232 rooms
  • 20,9393 rooms
  • 35,8974 rooms
  • 21,9645 rooms
  • 14,8676 rooms
  • 5,6707 rooms
  • 3,7938 rooms
  • 3,3139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pierce County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pierce County, Washington
  • 1,027no bedroom
  • 2,8671 bedroom
  • 27,5572 bedrooms
  • 108,2263 bedrooms
  • 51,7944 bedrooms
  • 11,6245+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pierce County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pierce County, Washington
  • 5,862no bedroom
  • 26,9781 bedroom
  • 47,3882 bedrooms
  • 27,4893 bedrooms
  • 8,8584 bedrooms
  • 1,5985+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,242no vehicle
  • 40,1551 vehicle
  • 83,3232 vehicles
  • 48,3393 vehicles
  • 18,1054 vehicles
  • 8,9315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 12,666no vehicle
  • 51,5201 vehicle
  • 38,4632 vehicles
  • 10,4323 vehicles
  • 3,4904 vehicles
  • 1,6025+ vehicles

83.3% of Pierce County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Washington.

Pierce County:

83.3%
State average:

82.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 443,606
  • Other state: 325,572
  • Northeast: 35,399
  • Midwest: 71,036
  • South: 73,956
  • West: 145,181
Year householders moved into unit in Pierce County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pierce County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.5%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.1%Electricity
  • 14.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,157
Here:

12.4%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,181
Here:

9.2%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,270
Here:

18.1%
Washington:

16.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pierce County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,401,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $76,626,000
    Other: $54,110,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,931,000
    Toll Highways: $2,943,000
    Air Transportation: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $95,631,000
    Regular Highways: $14,796,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,390,000
    General - Other: $3,913,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,994,000
    Police Protection: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $95,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,354,000
    Regular Highways: $53,048,000
    Health - Other: $49,178,000
    Sewerage: $36,871,000
    General - Other: $35,808,000
    Financial Administration: $22,227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,651,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,954,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,842,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,712,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,808,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,398,000
    Toll Highways: $5,757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,643,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,801,000
    Air Transportation: $1,737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,161,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Water Utilities: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,327,000
    Other: $5,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,296,000
    Air Transportation: $451,000
    Health and Hospitals: $412,000
    Natural Resources: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,115,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,474,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,289,000
    Housing and Community Development: $636,000
    Public Welfare: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,329,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,344,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,900,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,551,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,474,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,763,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,848,000
    Rents: $2,720,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,519,000
    Sale of Property: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,147,000
    General - Other: $303,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,908,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,381,000
    Other: $30,215,000
    Highways: $14,142,000
    Public Welfare: $8,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $860,000
  • Tax - Property: $200,861,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $82,968,000
    Other License: $15,118,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,267,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,937,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,919,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,667,000
    Severance: $510,000
    Amusements Sales: $248,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $264,261,000

Pierce County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,401,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $76,626,000
    Other: $54,110,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,931,000
    Toll Highways: $2,943,000
    Air Transportation: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $95,631,000
    Regular Highways: $14,796,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,390,000
    General - Other: $3,913,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,994,000
    Police Protection: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $95,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,354,000
    Regular Highways: $53,048,000
    Health - Other: $49,178,000
    Sewerage: $36,871,000
    General - Other: $35,808,000
    Financial Administration: $22,227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,651,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,954,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,842,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,712,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,808,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,398,000
    Toll Highways: $5,757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,643,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,801,000
    Air Transportation: $1,737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,161,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Water Utilities: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,327,000
    Other: $5,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,296,000
    Air Transportation: $451,000
    Health and Hospitals: $412,000
    Natural Resources: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,115,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,474,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,289,000
    Housing and Community Development: $636,000
    Public Welfare: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,329,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,344,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,900,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,551,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,474,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,763,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,848,000
    Rents: $2,720,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,519,000
    Sale of Property: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,147,000
    General - Other: $303,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,908,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,381,000
    Other: $30,215,000
    Highways: $14,142,000
    Public Welfare: $8,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $860,000
  • Tax - Property: $200,861,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $82,968,000
    Other License: $15,118,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,267,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,937,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,919,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,667,000
    Severance: $510,000
    Amusements Sales: $248,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $264,261,000

Pierce County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,401,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $76,626,000
    Other: $54,110,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,931,000
    Toll Highways: $2,943,000
    Air Transportation: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $95,631,000
    Regular Highways: $14,796,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,390,000
    General - Other: $3,913,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,994,000
    Police Protection: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $95,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,354,000
    Regular Highways: $53,048,000
    Health - Other: $49,178,000
    Sewerage: $36,871,000
    General - Other: $35,808,000
    Financial Administration: $22,227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,651,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,954,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,842,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,712,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,808,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,398,000
    Toll Highways: $5,757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,643,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,801,000
    Air Transportation: $1,737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,161,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Water Utilities: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,327,000
    Other: $5,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,296,000
    Air Transportation: $451,000
    Health and Hospitals: $412,000
    Natural Resources: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,115,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,474,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,289,000
    Housing and Community Development: $636,000
    Public Welfare: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,329,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,344,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,900,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,551,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,474,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,763,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,848,000
    Rents: $2,720,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,519,000
    Sale of Property: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,147,000
    General - Other: $303,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,908,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,381,000
    Other: $30,215,000
    Highways: $14,142,000
    Public Welfare: $8,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $860,000
  • Tax - Property: $200,861,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $82,968,000
    Other License: $15,118,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,267,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,937,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,919,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,667,000
    Severance: $510,000
    Amusements Sales: $248,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $264,261,000

Pierce County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,401,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $76,626,000
    Other: $54,110,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,931,000
    Toll Highways: $2,943,000
    Air Transportation: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $95,631,000
    Regular Highways: $14,796,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,390,000
    General - Other: $3,913,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,994,000
    Police Protection: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $95,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,354,000
    Regular Highways: $53,048,000
    Health - Other: $49,178,000
    Sewerage: $36,871,000
    General - Other: $35,808,000
    Financial Administration: $22,227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,651,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,954,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,842,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,712,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,808,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,398,000
    Toll Highways: $5,757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,643,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,801,000
    Air Transportation: $1,737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,161,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Water Utilities: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,327,000
    Other: $5,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,296,000
    Air Transportation: $451,000
    Health and Hospitals: $412,000
    Natural Resources: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,115,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,474,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,289,000
    Housing and Community Development: $636,000
    Public Welfare: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,329,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,344,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,900,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,551,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,474,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,763,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,848,000
    Rents: $2,720,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,519,000
    Sale of Property: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,147,000
    General - Other: $303,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,908,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,381,000
    Other: $30,215,000
    Highways: $14,142,000
    Public Welfare: $8,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $860,000
  • Tax - Property: $200,861,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $82,968,000
    Other License: $15,118,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,267,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,937,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,919,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,667,000
    Severance: $510,000
    Amusements Sales: $248,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $264,261,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 15,869
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,494
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 14,375
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,147
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10,554
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,168
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,093
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,911
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 157 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,132$229,1362,808$229,51723,120$228,922871$135,12676$1,981,6711,544$188,825883$164,773
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED337$219,599332$220,9882,703$240,793155$76,9552$542,500219$180,142139$134,151
APPLICATIONS DENIED784$220,084696$228,4877,983$245,833544$100,12917$1,289,000692$184,442507$140,051
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN689$217,284406$236,3625,511$242,597197$168,1226$367,833380$197,600230$161,287
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS89$211,62994$235,2871,306$240,96876$150,1841$435,00087$192,48347$148,830
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 153 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED336$255,354499$255,5176$199,6672$167,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED170$269,312272$271,45613$265,4622$136,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED74$239,932160$267,1254$269,7501$160,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$252,97363$267,5080$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$287,00016$281,4384$168,7500$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pierce, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pierce, WA - Value
Most common first names in Pierce County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,38974.3 years
William2,74773.9 years
Robert2,64071.0 years
Mary2,38479.2 years
James2,29070.8 years
George1,81175.8 years
Charles1,75573.7 years
Helen1,48680.4 years
Margaret1,30880.4 years
Dorothy1,29978.4 years
Most common last names in Pierce County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,69376.6 years
Smith1,34274.2 years
Anderson1,01876.9 years
Miller70374.5 years
Brown67274.7 years
Jones65573.3 years
Nelson63177.2 years
Williams60772.8 years
Peterson48177.9 years
Wilson46775.3 years
Businesses in Pierce County, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Kincaid1
7-Eleven28Kmart5
ALDO1Kroger23
AT&T19LA Fitness4
Abercrombie & Fitch1La Quinta2
Abercrombie Kids1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware10Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture6
Albertsons9LensCrafters2
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza10
Ann Taylor1Lowe's5
Apple Store1Macy's3
Applebee's5Marriott1
Arby's7Marshalls2
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets30
AutoZone9Mazda2
Avenue2McDonald's32
BMW1Men's Wearhouse2
Bally Total Fitness2Motel 62
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity4
Baskin-Robbins14New Balance14
Bath & Body Works3Nike23
Baymont Inn1Nissan3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nordstrom1
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot5
Best Western4OfficeMax3
Blockbuster10Old Country Buffet2
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy3
Burger King17Olive Garden2
Carl\s Jr.2Outback2
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse2
Catherines2Pac Sun2
Chevrolet5Panda Express4
Chico's1Panera Bread3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza7
Church's Chicken1Payless11
Cinnabon 3Penske8
Circle K4PetSmart4
Cold Stone Creamery3Pier 1 Imports4
Coldwater Creek2Pizza Hut14
Comfort Inn1Popeyes5
Costco4Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Crossland Economy Studios2Quiznos9
Curves9RadioShack12
DHL3Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen13Red Robin3
Days Inn1Rite Aid15
Dennys7Rodeway Inn2
Discount Tire4Rue211
Domino's Pizza12Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Safeway17
Eddie Bauer1Sears7
Express1Sephora2
Extended Stay America2Soma Intimates1
Famous Footwear6Spencer Gifts2
Fashion Bug2Sprint Nextel11
FedEx58Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks68
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Subaru2
Foot Locker2Subway66
Ford4T-Mobile29
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
GNC15Taco Bell16
GameStop12Target6
Gap1The Limited1
Goodwill4The Room Place1
Gymboree2Torrid1
H&M1Toyota3
H&R Block39Toys"R"Us3
Hilton1Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn4Travelodge1
Hollister Co.2True Value3
Home Depot6U-Haul31
Honda3UPS77
Hot Topic2Vans7
Howard Johnson3Verizon Wireless7
IHOP3Victoria's Secret2
J. Jill1Volkswagen2
JCPenney2Vons20
Jack In The Box20Walgreens16
Jamba Juice3Walmart5
Jones New York15Wendy's8
Journeys2Wet Seal2
Justice3YMCA8
KFC15

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  • #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+)"
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  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"