Demographics: age, race, and ethnicity

Overall, Pierce County residents were proportionately younger than the rest of the state in 2015. This reflects the fact that many people choose to move to Pierce County to start and raise a family.

Demographics, 2015Pierce CountyWashington State
Residents under 5 years old6.9%6.2%
Residents under 18 years old23.8%22.9%
Residents 65 years and older13.1%14.9%
American Indian, Alaskan Native1.7%1.2%
Asian, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander8.3%5.8%
Hispanic or Latino, any race10.5%17.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts