University Place, WA Population

Population: 29,933. Estimated population in July 2020: 30,425 (+1.6% change)
Males: 14,264 (47.7%), Females: 15,669 (52.3%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98467

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $50,287
Median house value: $177,000

Races in University Place:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.2%)
  • Black (8.7%)
  • Two or more races (5.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Korean (3.8%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.1%), English (12.9%), Irish (11.5%), Norwegian (6.9%), Swedish (5.0%), Italian (4.8%).

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in University Place

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in University Place city

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

10.1% Foreign born (6.0% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,044 (+11.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near University Place:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to University Place:

  • MCCHORD AFB (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 11 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 23 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to University Place:

  • TACOMA NARROWS (about 4 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TIW)
  • AMERICAN LAKE (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: W37)
  • SPANAWAY (about 13 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; Abbreviation: S44)
Amtrak station near University Place:

  • 9 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 University Place:

  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 5 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 5 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 25 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)

Schools

Public high school in University Place:

  • CURTIS SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,379; Location: 8425 40TH W; Grades: 10 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in University Place:

  • CURTIS JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 971; Location: 8901 40TH ST W; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • EVERGREEN PRIMARY (Students: 451; Location: 7102 40TH ST W; Grades: PK – 04)
  • SUNSET PRIMARY (Students: 411; Location: 4523 97TH AVE W; Grades: PK – 04)
Private primary/middle school in University Place:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF TACOMA (Students: 131; Location: 7323 27TH ST W; Grades: PK – 4)