Wilkeson, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 395. Estimated population in July 2005: 405 (+2.5% change)
Males: 189 (47.8%), Females: 206 (52.2%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98396

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $44,375 (year 2000)
Median house value: $116,100 (year 2000)

Races in Wilkeson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.7%)
  • American Indian (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (10.9%), United States (10.4%), Norwegian (10.1%), English (9.1%), Italian (7.6%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wilkeson

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilkeson town

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+6.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wilkeson:

  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • TACOMA GENERAL ALLENMORE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilkeson:

  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 29 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 29 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 34 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: BFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wilkeson:

  • CREST AIRPARK (about 16 miles; KENT, WA; ID: S36)
  • PIERCE COUNTY – THUN FIELD (about 17 miles; PUYALLUP, WA; ID: 1S0)
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 19 miles; AUBURN, WA; ID: S50)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilkeson:

  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; DES MOINES, WA; FT enrollment: 4,288)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 29 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 32,742)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 30 miles; RENTON, WA; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 32 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
Public primary/middle school in Wilkeson:

  • WILKESON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 640 RAILROAD AVE; Grades: KG – 06)