University Place, WA

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2022 Population
34,696
0.379% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
2.93% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.05%
6.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$89,658
5.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$509,900
18.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, University Place, WA had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $89,658. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of University Place, WA grew from 34,565 to 34,696, a 0.379% increase and its median household income grew from $84,673 to $89,658, a 5.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in University Place, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.05%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.92%).

None of the households in University Place, 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.

94.6% of the residents in University Place, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in University Place, WA was $509,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in University Place, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in University Place, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

University Place, WA is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.3% of University Place, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.96k people).

In 2022, there were 5.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in University Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of University Place, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in University Place, 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 University Place, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 1.1k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.8k ± 574
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.6k ± 463
11.3%
Hispanic Population
3.91k people

In 2022, there were 5.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in University Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in University Place, WA are hispanic (3.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in University Place, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.96k people
13.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.6k people

As of 2022, 14.3% of University Place, WA residents (4.96k 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 University Place, WA was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    815 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    781 ± 203
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    457 ± 178

University Place, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of University Place, WA employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in University Place, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,578 people), Retail Trade (2,233 people), and Educational Services (1,646 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($147,500), Information ($102,679), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,707).

Occupations

16.6k
2022 Value
± 1,024
0.461%
1 Year growth
± 8.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in University Place, WA grew at a rate of 0.461%, from 16.5k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in University Place, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,237 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,011 people), and Management Occupations (1,682 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of University Place, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.6k
2022 Value
± 1,024
0.461%
1 Year growth
± 8.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in University Place, WA grew at a rate of 0.461%, from 16.5k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in University Place, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,578 people), Retail Trade (2,233 people), and Educational Services (1,646 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of University Place, WA, though some of these residents may live in University Place, 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

$59,813
Median earning men ± $8,489
$48,212
Median earning women ± $3,625

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($151,250), Public Administration ($109,261), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($96,600).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($87,917), Wholesale Trade ($69,038), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($66,267).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in University Place, WA was $509,900 in 2022, which is 1.81 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $430,500 to $509,900, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in University Place, WA is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in University Place, WA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in University Place, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$509,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,257
$7,985
Median Property Taxes
±$523

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In University Place, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in University Place, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.4% of the housing units in University Place, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 723.13
  2. Census Tract 723.07

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,658
Median Household Income
± $4,207
13.7k
Number of Households
± 870

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.7k households in University Place, WA grew to $89,658 from the previous year's value of $84,673.

The following chart displays the households in University Place, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for University Place, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.78%)

In 2022, 71.1% of workers in University Place, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in University Place, WA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in University Place, 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 University Place, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in University Place, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in University Place, WA (2.78k out of 34.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in University Place, WA is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.7% of the population of University Place, WA has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 3.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WA see 1335 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 189 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,335 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pierce County, WA

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WA see an average of 1,335 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pierce County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.32%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
3.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in University Place, WA grew by 2.66% from 4.2% to 4.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in University Place, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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