Fircrest, WA

Fircrest is a city in Pierce CountyWashingtonUnited States. The population was 6,497 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Fircrest ranks 60th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.


Fircrest was officially incorporated on September 19, 1925. Like its neighbor University Place, it is a wealthy suburb of Tacoma. The community was developed by Edward Bowes, who later gained fame as the host of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio talent show.


Fircrest is located at 47°13′54″N 122°30′51″W (47.231720, -122.514304).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 441
1940 486 10.2%
1950 1,459 200.2%
1960 3,565 144.3%
1970 5,651 58.5%
1980 5,477 −3.1%
1990 5,258 −4.0%
2000 5,868 11.6%
2010 6,497 10.7%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,868 people, 2,505 households, and 1,673 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,759.4 people per square mile (1,452.3/km²). There were 2,573 housing units at an average density of 1,648.4 per square mile (636.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.46% White, 5.20% African American, 0.56% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

There are 2,505 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,912, and the median income for a family was $61,611. Males had a median income of $46,611 versus $32,232 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,244. 5.9% of the population and 4.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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