Spanaway, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 21,588
Males: 10,754 (49.8%), Females: 10,834 (50.2%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98387

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $46,210
Median house value: $132,700

Races in Spanaway:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.9%)
  • Black (9.1%)
  • Two or more races (7.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • American Indian (3.4%)
  • Korean (2.6%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (2.1%)
  • Filipino (2.1%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.4%), Irish (9.8%), English (8.2%), United States (6.4%), Norwegian (5.4%), Italian (4.1%).

Elevation: 370 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Spanaway

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spanaway CDP

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

8.3% Foreign born (4.6% Asia, 2.0% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Spanaway:

  • SAINT CLARE HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (about 11 miles; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spanaway:

  • MCCHORD AFB (about 4 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 11 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 25 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spanaway:

  • SPANAWAY (about 2 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; Abbreviation: S44)
  • SHADY ACRES (about 5 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; Abbreviation: 3B8)
  • AMERICAN LAKE (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: W37)
Amtrak station near Spanaway:

  • 10 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 Spanaway:

  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 11 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 13 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)

Schools

Public high schools in Spanaway:

  • BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,871; Location: 22215 38TH AVENUE EAST; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • SPANAWAY LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,765; Location: 1305 168TH STREET EAST; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • CHALLENGER SECONDARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 18020 B STREET EAST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Spanaway:

  • BETHEL JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 982; Location: 22201 38TH AVENUE EAST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • CEDARCREST JR HIGH (Students: 858; Location: 191201 13TH AVENUE CRT. E.; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • PIONEER VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 826; Location: 7315 EUSTIS HUNT ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CAMAS PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY (Students: 754; Location: 320 176TH STREET EAST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 626; Location: 1311 172ND STREET EAST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SHINING MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 618; Location: 21615 38TH AVENUE EAST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ELK PLAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 466; Location: 22015 22ND AVENUE EAST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SPANAWAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 409; Location: 215 166TH STREET SOUTH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PRESCHOOL PV/ECEAP PV (Students: 66; Location: 7315 EUSTIS HUNT RD; Grades: PK – PK)
  • PRESCHOOL SOUTH/ECEAP SOUTH (Students: 61; Location: 21917 38TH AVE E; Grades: PK – PK)