Elk, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 15,697
Males: 7,923 (50.5%), Females: 7,774 (49.5%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98387

Median resident age: 32.1 years
Median household income: $54,400 (year 2000)
Median house value: $140,200 (year 2000)

Races in Elk Plain:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.3%)
  • Two or more races (5.9%)
  • Black (5.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • American Indian (2.8%)
  • Filipino (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (11.4%), English (10.7%), Norwegian (7.0%), United States (6.5%), French (3.2%).

Land area: 9.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elk Plain

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk Plain CDP

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

5.8% Foreign born (2.7% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Elk Plain:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (about 11 miles; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • SAINT CLARE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA)
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elk Plain:

  • MCCHORD AFB (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 14 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; ID: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 28 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elk Plain:

  • SHADY ACRES (about 2 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; ID: 3B8)
  • SPANAWAY (about 5 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; ID: S44)
  • PIERCE COUNTY – THUN FIELD (about 7 miles; PUYALLUP, WA; ID: 1S0)
Amtrak station near Elk Plain:

  • 15 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Plain:

  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 16 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 5,921)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 18 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)