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Location of Fircrest, Washington
|• Total||1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)|
|• Land||1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||276 ft (84 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||4,317.75/sq mi (1,666.63/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1512209|
Fircrest was officially incorporated on September 19, 1925. Like its neighbor University Place, it is a middle-class 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. The town attempted to associate itself with academia by naming a number of its streets after universities (e.g. Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Vassar, Stanford) and was originally known as Regents Park in a reference to the regents of a university.
Fircrest is located at(47.231720, -122.514304).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,497 people, 2,705 households, and 1,773 families living in the city. The population density was 4,112.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,587.7/km2). There were 2,847 housing units at an average density of 1,801.9 per square mile (695.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.9% White, 7.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 7.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.
There were 2,705 households, of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.
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