Purdy, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,544.
Males: 716  (46.4%)
Females: 828  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

57.6 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,278
Purdy:

$69,278
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,540

Purdy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$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

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,480.

March 2019 cost of living index in Purdy: 112.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.8%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Purdy, WA (2010)
    • 1,38389.6%White alone
    • 694.5%Hispanic
    • 553.6%Two or more races
    • 191.2%Asian alone
    • 90.6%Black alone
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: English (14.4%), German (11.1%), American (7.5%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (6.8%), Norwegian (5.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 140 feet

59 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.3% North America).

This place:

5.2%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,415 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,669 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (12.8 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (21.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (946.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wauna, WA (1.0 miles ),
Canterwood, WA (1.4 miles ),
Burley, WA (1.4 miles ),
Maplewood, WA (1.8 miles ),
Stansberry Lake, WA (2.0 miles ),
Rosedale, WA (2.0 miles ),
Gig Harbor Peninsula, WA (2.1 miles ),
Gig Harbor, WA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.39 N, Longitude: 122.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Distribution of median household income in Purdy, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Purdy, WA in 2017
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 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
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 12.5 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 12.9 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 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
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 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00477
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Purdy-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% 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 11.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Purdy 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 14.5 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the city 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 51.3 miles away from Purdy center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 484.9 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Purdy:

  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH DIALYSIS CENTER GIG HARBOR (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • MANOR CARE OF GIG HARBOR WA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • COTTESMORE OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • LONG LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PORT ORCHARD, WA)
  • STAFFORD HEALTHCARE AT RIDGEMONT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PORT ORCHARD, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PORT ORCHARD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PORT ORCHARD, WA)

Amtrak station near Purdy:

  • 15 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 Purdy:

  • Tacoma Community College (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 13 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Olympic College (about 13 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 14 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Highline Community College (about 16 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 16 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: North Purdy Crescent Park and Ride (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Purdy include: First Church of Christ Scientist (A), King of Glory Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Purdy Creek (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:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Purdy:

Marital status in Purdy, WA
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Purdy:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Washington average:

11.3

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Purdy, 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
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Purdy:

  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Purdy:

  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 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.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Purdy:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS 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.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Purdy fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 2013 01:30 AM, Sr-302, Lat: 47.401856, Lon: -122.625197, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 22, 2013 11:14 PM, Sr-302, Lat: 47.389536, Lon: -122.626019, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 9, 2011 08:19 PM, Sr-302, Lat: 47.389397, Lon: -122.626083, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 11, 2008 04:00 PM, Sr-302, Lat: 47.390740, Lon: -122.625960, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 4, 2005 05:04 AM, Sr-302, Lat: 47.384341, Lon: -122.627342, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Mar 20, 2002 01:49 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 47.402368, Lon: -122.624374, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1977 05:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.1mTotal length
  • $9,618,000Total costs
  • 149,229Total average daily traffic
  • 7,082Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Purdy, WA
  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 22.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Purdy, WA
  • 51.2%Electricity
  • 37.2%Wood
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Purdy compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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