Fircrest, Washington

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Fircrest is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,868 at the 2000 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Fircrest ranks 60th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.



Fircrest was officially incorporated on September 19, 1925. Like its neighbor University Place, it is a wealthy suburb of Tacoma. The community was developed by Edward Bowes, who later gained fame as the host of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio talent show.


Fircrest is located at 47°13′54″N 122°30′51″W / 47.23167°N 122.51417°W / 47.23167; -122.51417 (47.231720, -122.514304).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,868 people, 2,505 households, and 1,673 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,759.4 people per square mile (1,452.3/km²). There were 2,573 housing units at an average density of 1,648.4/sq mi (636.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.46% White, 5.20% African American, 0.56% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

There are 2,505 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

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