Browns Point, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,198.
Males: 577  (48.2%)
Females: 621  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

48.8 years
Washington median age:

32.2 years

Zip codes: 98422.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,278
Browns Point:

$69,278
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,540

Browns Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $300,200
Browns Point:

$300,200
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $331,767; detached houses: $354,260; townhouses or other attached units: $278,932; in 2-unit structures: $251,628; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,351; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,993; mobile homes: $122,473; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $9,799
March 2019 cost of living index in Browns Point: 108.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Browns Point, WA (2010)
    • 1,02585.6%White alone
    • 494.1%Hispanic
    • 484.0%Two or more races
    • 363.0%Asian alone
    • 181.5%Black alone
    • 141.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (4.2 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (23.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (938.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Dash Point, WA (1.2 miles ),
Ruston, WA (1.8 miles ),
Tacoma, WA (2.0 miles ),
Federal Way, WA (2.2 miles ),
Fife Heights, WA (2.3 miles ),
Fircrest, WA (2.4 miles ),
Fife, WA (2.4 miles ),
Milton, WA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 47.30 N, Longitude: 122.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.8. This is about average.

City:

84.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.92
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00441. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00441
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Browns Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% 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 4.5 miles away from Browns Point 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 16.0 miles away from the city 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 5.1 miles away from Browns Point 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 40.9 miles away from Browns Point 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 49.2 miles away from Browns Point center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 482.0 miles away from Browns Point 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Browns Point:

  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • MULTICARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF TACOMA,THE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • JEFFERSON HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER NEPHROLOGY SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS DEMENTIA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TACOMA, WA)

Amtrak station near Browns Point:

  • 5 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Browns Point:

  • University of Puget Sound (about 4 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 4 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 4 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 6 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Highline Community College (about 9 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 10 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pierce County Fire Protection District 13 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Browns Point: Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Browns Point, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

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.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Pierce County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Washington:

13.9%

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Businesses in Browns Point, WA

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Browns Point:

  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 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)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Browns Point:

  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Browns Point:

  • 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)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, 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.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.2mTotal length
  • $2,844,000Total costs
  • 2,803Total average daily traffic
  • 140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,563Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA1UWR, Licensee ID: L00382892, Grant Date: 07/27/2001, Expiration Date: 07/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2013, Registrant: Herbert W Stober, 5404 Hyada Blvd Ne, Browns Point, WA 98422
  • Call Sign: KK7JV, Previous Call Sign: KB7WXY, Licensee ID: L00213002, Grant Date: 06/06/2013, Expiration Date: 08/31/2023, Certifier: Jay B Thovson, Registrant: Jay B Thovson, 5408 24th Ave Ne, Browns Point, WA 98422



Browns Point compared to Washington state average:

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