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Elk Plain, Washington
Location of Elk Plain, Washington
Location of Elk Plain, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
 • Total 9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)
 • Land 9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 433 ft (132 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,205
 • Density 1,640.8/sq mi (633.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98387
Area code(s) 253
FIPS code 53-21205
GNIS feature ID 1510941

Elk Plain is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 14,205 at the 2010 census.


Elk Plain is located at 47°02′41″N 122°22′01″W / 47.044812°N 122.366812°W / 47.044812; -122.366812 (47.044812, -122.366812).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 15,697 people, 4,990 households, and 4,166 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,640.8 people per square mile (633.3/km2). There were 5,211 housing units at an average density of 544.7/sq mi (210.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.57% White, 5.40% African American, 1.23% Native American, 4.05% Asian, 1.37% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 5.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.

There were 4,990 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,400, and the median income for a family was $57,004. Males had a median income of $39,242 versus $26,105 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,547. About 5.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 0.4% of those age 65 or over.

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