Pierce County is located in western Washington. The County Seat is Tacoma and the largest city is Tacoma. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 831,928 and the 2010 census population was 795,229. The land area is 1,669.51 square miles and there are 476.3 persons per square mile.
76.5% of the population is White, 7.3% is Black or African American, 9.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 6.7% is two or more races. 90.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 24% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $240,400, there are 300,623 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,223, the median household income is $59,204, and 12.4% of the persons in Pierce County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 53,296. Retail sales (in $1000) were $9,741,617, and sales per capita were $12,585. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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