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Area Code 253 Detailed Profile

Area Code 253 Summary
Area code 253 is assigned to Washington
Latitude: 47.245023
Longitude: -122.405367
Population: 1,046,248
Area: 1200.38 sq. miles
Land: 1182.25 sq. miles
Water: 18.13 sq. miles
Population Density: 884.97 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 39.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Pacific (GMT -8)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 253 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 500,000
Seattle (786,130)
   
Cities with population over 100,000
Kent (131,015)
Puyallup (101,215)
Tacoma (305,730)
 
Cities with population over 50,000
Auburn (82,056)
Federal Way (89,827)
Lakewood (64,647)
 
Towns with population under 50,000
Anderson Island (2,416)
Dupont (2,173)
Eatonville (8,785)
Fox Island (2,803)
Gig Harbor (45,340)
Graham (20,694)
Lakebay (3,875)
Longbranch (1,065)
Milton (5,678)
Olalla (3,927)
Pacific (5,174)
Roy (9,250)
Skykomish (433)
Spanaway (35,899)
Steilacoom (6,278)
Sumner (45,264)
University Place (15,165)

Area Code 253 Demographics

Area Code 253 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Male522,36549.93 %49.78 %49.04 %
Female523,88350.07 %50.22 %50.96 %
Males / Female1.00-0.990.96
Total Population1,046,248100.00 %--
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Area Code 253 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years74,9257.16 %6.69 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years81,1237.75 %7.23 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years80,9947.74 %7.38 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years76,7877.34 %7.26 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years70,5396.74 %6.62 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years154,74414.79 %14.27 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years180,55017.26 %16.54 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years142,39513.61 %14.35 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years48,1374.60 %4.84 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years35,1463.36 %3.58 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years54,2855.19 %5.72 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years35,4543.39 %4.09 %4.38 %
85 years and over11,1691.07 %1.43 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)34.9-37.837.7
18 years and over762,65972.89 %74.32 %74.27 %
Male
376,99136.03 %36.60 %35.85 %
Female
385,66836.86 %37.72 %38.42 %
21 years and over717,56068.58 %70.04 %69.92 %
62 years and over121,14711.58 %13.28 %14.65 %
65 years and over100,9089.64 %11.23 %12.42 %
Male
42,6674.08 %4.78 %5.12 %
Female
58,2415.57 %6.45 %7.30 %
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Area Code 253 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
One race993,20494.93 %96.38 %97.55 %
White
793,66475.86 %81.81 %75.21 %
Black or African American
76,6707.33 %3.23 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
14,7361.41 %1.58 %0.87 %
Asian
72,1886.90 %5.47 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
4,9650.47 %0.41 %0.59 %
Chinese
7,0160.67 %1.02 %0.85 %
Filipino
15,5581.49 %1.11 %0.65 %
Japanese
6,5980.63 %0.61 %0.28 %
Korean
17,2831.65 %0.80 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
10,1580.97 %0.78 %0.39 %
Other Asian
10,6101.01 %0.75 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
8,6940.83 %0.41 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1,4300.14 %0.08 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
2,1580.21 %0.10 %0.02 %
Samoan
3,5980.34 %0.14 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
1,5080.14 %0.09 %0.04 %
Some other race
27,2522.60 %3.88 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)62,5465.98 %7.49 %13.70 %
Mexican
40,3993.86 %5.60 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
5,9970.57 %0.27 %2.46 %
Cuban
9560.09 %0.08 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
15,1941.45 %1.54 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino983,70294.02 %92.51 %86.30 %
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Area Code 253 Social Profile

Area Code 253 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school282,694100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
17,0876.04 %6.24 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
15,6655.54 %5.21 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
131,29946.45 %43.99 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
62,67022.17 %21.94 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
55,97319.80 %22.62 %22.81 %
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Area Code 253 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over663,131100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
24,1453.64 %4.32 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
63,3939.56 %8.60 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
190,83628.78 %24.91 %28.63 %
High school or higher
575,59386.80 %87.08 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
185,90928.04 %26.41 %21.05 %
Associate degree
55,5268.37 %8.03 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
98,90714.92 %18.42 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
143,32221.61 %27.73 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
44,4156.70 %9.32 %8.86 %
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Area Code 253 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,132,009100.00 %--
Arab2,5530.23 %0.23 %0.42 %
Czech5,6960.50 %0.52 %0.59 %
Danish10,5870.94 %1.11 %0.50 %
Dutch19,6991.74 %2.20 %1.58 %
English107,4809.49 %10.90 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)36,3643.21 %3.32 %2.90 %
French Canadian9,6350.85 %0.89 %0.85 %
German186,31416.46 %17.02 %14.93 %
Greek3,2930.29 %0.30 %0.40 %
Hungarian2,7080.24 %0.29 %0.49 %
Irish112,0959.90 %10.38 %10.65 %
Italian36,2553.20 %2.95 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1,2930.11 %0.12 %0.23 %
Norwegian64,2105.67 %5.67 %1.56 %
Polish19,2631.70 %1.58 %3.12 %
Portuguese3,8390.34 %0.27 %0.41 %
Russian9,2900.82 %0.97 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish19,1291.69 %1.95 %1.50 %
Scottish25,3162.24 %2.75 %1.70 %
Slovak1,0440.09 %0.08 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African7,9780.70 %0.44 %0.62 %
Swedish32,2692.85 %3.29 %1.39 %
Swiss5,6820.50 %0.51 %0.32 %
Ukrainian7,5120.66 %0.46 %0.31 %
United States or American51,4684.55 %4.87 %7.18 %
Welsh9,3420.83 %0.96 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,0000.18 %0.09 %0.65 %
Other ancestries339,69530.01 %25.86 %31.89 %
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Area Code 253 Economy

Area Code 253 Employment

GroupNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over793,104100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
391,43549.35 %49.26 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
401,66950.65 %50.74 %51.68 %
In labor force
534,64467.41 %66.49 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
291,26254.48 %54.28 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
243,38245.52 %45.72 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
517,32265.23 %65.44 %63.10 %
Employed
485,92661.27 %61.35 %59.39 %
Unemployed
31,3963.96 %4.09 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.87 %6.15 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
17,3222.18 %1.05 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
258,46032.59 %33.51 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers381,02478.41 %76.06 %78.40 %
Government workers75,62415.56 %16.46 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business27,9955.76 %7.15 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,2830.26 %0.33 %0.31 %
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Area Code 253 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations148,41830.54 %35.55 %33.60 %
Service occupations76,02715.65 %14.89 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations134,95427.77 %25.89 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,9160.39 %1.56 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations51,99810.70 %9.44 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations72,61314.94 %12.67 %14.63 %
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Area Code 253 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3,5030.72 %2.47 %1.87 %
Construction35,8697.38 %6.98 %6.80 %
Manufacturing69,74614.35 %12.48 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade23,6454.87 %4.06 %3.60 %
Retail trade60,37312.42 %12.13 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities36,1637.44 %5.40 %5.19 %
Information12,3882.55 %3.42 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing29,3216.03 %6.11 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services37,8857.80 %9.75 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services89,79618.48 %19.37 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services39,0708.04 %7.93 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)23,8094.90 %4.85 %4.88 %
Public administration24,3585.01 %5.04 %4.83 %
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Area Code 253 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Households391,874100.00 %2,272,113106,788,273
Less than $10,000
28,2907.22 %7.56 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
19,5674.99 %5.49 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
44,67011.40 %11.67 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
49,72012.69 %12.53 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
69,09117.63 %17.14 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
88,71922.64 %21.41 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
48,40112.35 %11.64 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
30,7087.84 %8.30 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
6,6591.70 %2.10 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
6,0491.54 %2.17 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$45,131.98-$41,436.79$39,349.33
Average household size2.51-2.562.58
Average income per member of household$17,977.29-$16,162.89$15,252.86
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Area Code 253 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over492,265100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
371,99775.57 %73.27 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
66,56313.52 %12.84 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
18,6853.80 %4.89 %4.73 %
Walked
13,1622.67 %3.22 %2.94 %
Other means
5,1631.05 %1.44 %1.20 %
Worked at home
16,6953.39 %4.34 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)30.1875 minutes-27.0 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 253 Housing

Area Code 253 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units412,549100.00 %2,450,287117,282,697
Occupied housing units
391,80294.97 %92.69 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
241,98258.66 %59.87 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
149,82036.32 %32.83 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
20,7475.03 %7.31 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
2,7980.68 %2.44 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.91 %-2.80 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate6.49 %-7.32 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.56-2.582.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.43-2.542.45
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Area Code 253 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units412,467100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
245,73259.58 %62.33 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
16,3883.97 %3.09 %5.68 %
2 units
10,2112.48 %2.81 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
18,9904.60 %3.76 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
22,3955.43 %4.57 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
28,2066.84 %5.10 %3.99 %
20 or more units
40,1769.74 %9.33 %8.59 %
Mobile home
29,2857.10 %8.48 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,0840.26 %0.51 %0.22 %
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Area Code 253 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units412,467100.00 %--
1 room
11,4032.76 %2.95 %2.21 %
2 rooms
22,1975.38 %5.85 %4.88 %
3 rooms
42,10410.21 %10.19 %10.06 %
4 rooms
64,93015.74 %15.45 %15.95 %
5 rooms
73,57617.84 %17.62 %20.92 %
6 rooms
71,68717.38 %16.35 %18.39 %
7 rooms
56,02113.58 %12.68 %11.98 %
8 rooms
35,7688.67 %8.97 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
34,7818.43 %9.95 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.2-5.35.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units391,742100.00 %--
1.00 or less
369,87394.42 %87.98 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
12,2153.12 %2.52 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
9,6542.46 %2.19 %2.54 %
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Area Code 253 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas143,46234.78 %30.48 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas6,5251.58 %2.84 %5.96 %
Electricity212,63051.55 %49.06 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.17,0184.13 %5.17 %8.06 %
Coal or coke440.01 %0.02 %0.12 %
Wood9,2662.25 %4.36 %1.51 %
Solar energy470.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel2,1440.52 %0.57 %0.35 %
No fuel used6060.15 %0.18 %1.25 %
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Area Code 253 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units200,370100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
1,7750.89 %1.65 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
20,35410.16 %13.40 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
65,24632.56 %25.64 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
60,17030.03 %22.90 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
36,50818.22 %21.36 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
13,4236.70 %11.07 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
2,3641.18 %3.33 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
5300.26 %0.64 %0.56 %
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Area Code 253 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage160,14779.93 %75.36 %69.56 %
Less than $300
3090.15 %0.24 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
2,4861.24 %1.87 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
7,8203.90 %5.20 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
29,16514.56 %14.71 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
69,43134.65 %27.95 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
34,23517.09 %15.33 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
16,7018.34 %10.08 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged40,22320.07 %24.64 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent52,92826.42 %30.34 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent34,04416.99 %16.57 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent32,12616.03 %15.30 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent24,61312.28 %11.43 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent16,8308.40 %7.64 %6.01 %
35 percent or more38,66019.29 %18.14 %15.91 %
Not computed1,1690.58 %0.58 %0.85 %
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Area Code 253 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units149,281100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
5,0703.40 %3.92 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
3,4942.34 %3.38 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
24,94916.71 %16.44 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
61,17340.98 %36.44 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
32,58621.83 %21.60 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
13,6959.17 %10.96 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
2,5641.72 %3.05 %2.89 %
No cash rent
5,7503.85 %4.22 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)38,74525.95 %40.60 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent22,77715.26 %15.11 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent22,15014.84 %14.53 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent20,95314.04 %13.92 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent17,32011.60 %11.47 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent12,4038.31 %8.31 %7.32 %
35 percent or more45,24930.31 %30.79 %29.47 %
Not computed8,4295.65 %5.87 %7.77 %

Area Code 253 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentWashington Avg.National Avg.
None29,5497.16 %6.87 %9.57 %
1125,63030.46 %29.42 %31.22 %
2154,64337.49 %36.48 %34.76 %
3 or more81,92019.86 %19.92 %15.45 %
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