South Prairie, WA Population

Population: 382. Estimated population in July 2020: 438 (+14.7% change)
Males: 199 (52.1%), Females: 183 (47.9%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98385

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $50,250
Median house value: $132,400

Races in South Prairie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.5%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (36.1%), Irish (18.1%), English (12.3%), Norwegian (6.8%), French (5.5%), Italian (5.2%).

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in South Prairie

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Prairie town

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

2.4% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +148 (+63.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near South Prairie:

  • 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 South Prairie:

  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 25 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 26 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 30 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: BFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Prairie:

  • PIERCE COUNTY – THUN FIELD (about 14 miles; PUYALLUP, WA; Abbreviation: 1S0)
  • CREST AIRPARK (about 14 miles; KENT, WA; Abbreviation: S36)
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 15 miles; AUBURN, WA; Abbreviation: S50)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Prairie:

  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; RENTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,623)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 29 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 29 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)