Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
110,444
10.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37
19.4% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
9.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,755
9.76% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$445,500
22.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,492
10.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA had a population of 110k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $74,755. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA declined from 123,224 to 110,444, a −10.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,106 to $74,755, a 9.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.24%), and White (Hispanic) (4.91%).

21.5% of the households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94% of the residents in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are Pierce College District (1,952 degrees awarded in 2022) and Clover Park Technical College (1,633 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was $445,500, and the homeownership rate was 49.7%.

Most people in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA is home to a population of 110k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.5% of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (16k people).

In 2022, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.6k people) in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are Spanish (9,307 households), Korean (2,798 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (2,441 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
54,378
Women
48.9%
56,862
Men
51.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 111,240 inhabitants, with 51.1% men, and 48.9% women.

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Citizenship

94%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94% of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.6k ± 2.15k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.46k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 1.26k
14.8%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2022, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.6k people) in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.8% of the people in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are hispanic (16.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,424 ± 1,196 people
  2. Philippines
    2,320 ± 1,170 people
  3. Korea
    2,037 ± 1,098 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,424 Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 2,320 and Korea with 2,037.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.3k people

As of 2022, 14.5% of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA residents (16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,307 households (8.93%)
  2. Korean
    2,798 households (2.69%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    2,441 households (2.34%)

21.5% of the households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was Spanish. 8.93% of the households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,973 ± 498
  2. Vietnam
    2,917 ± 324
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,941 ± 358

Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are U. S. Army (7,142 people), Construction (2,693 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,488 people), and the highest paying industries are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($306,515), Legal services ($152,920), and Water transportation ($145,610).

Males in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,462. The income inequality in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,736
Women
42.5%
32,150
Men
57.5%

The workforce of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA in 2020 was 55,886 people, with 42.5% woman, and 57.5% men.

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Occupations

52.5k
2022 Value
−10.5%
1 Year decline
± −10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −10.5%, from 58.6k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA, are Military, rank not specified (1,887 people), Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (1,441 people), and Registered nurses (1,373 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.5k
2022 Value
−10.5%
1 Year decline
± −10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −10.5%, from 58.6k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA, are U. S. Army (7,142 people), Construction (2,693 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,488 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,800
Median earning men ± $2,707
$42,434
Median earning women ± $2,949

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($97,464), Public Administration ($91,912), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,772).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,329), Public Administration ($61,458), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,987).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA awarded 3,585 degrees. The student population of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,295 male students and 7,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are White (1,823 and 51.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (536 and 15.2%), Two or More Races (390 and 11.1%), and Black or African American (285 and 8.1%).

The largest universities in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Pierce College District (1,952 and 54.4%) and Clover Park Technical College (1,633 and 45.6%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,233 and 34.4%), Computer & Information Systems Security (330 and 9.21%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (119 and 3.32%).

The median tuition cost in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,602 for in-state students and $4,784 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 11,423 students enrolled in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,026 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,233 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,233 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,952 degrees awarded
  2. 1,633 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pierce College District with 1,952 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,605 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA, which is 0.811 times less than the 1,980 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,823 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 536 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,602) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($657) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($920) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.441% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.725% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA in 2022 were Some college (22.2k), High School or Equivalent (21.6k), and Bachelors Degree (17.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was $445,500 in 2022, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $362,600 to $445,500, a 22.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA is 49.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA is $74,755. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$445,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,923
$22,442
Median Property Taxes
±$1,096

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Rent vs Own

49.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.7% of the housing units in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

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Household Income

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$74,755
Median Household Income
± $2,768
45.2k
Number of Households
± 1,752

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.2k households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA grew to $74,755 from the previous year's value of $68,106.

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Wage Distribution

0.438
2022 Wage GINI in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA
0.423
2021 Wage GINI in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.66% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.82%)

In 2022, 71.9% of workers in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (9.82%).

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA (11.2k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 5.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.21%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
5.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County (West Central)--Lakewood & University Place Cities PUMA, WA grew by 13.7% from 6.34% to 7.21%.

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