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South Prairie, Washington
Location of South Prairie, Washington
Location of South Prairie, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
430 ft (131 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 434
 • Estimate 
(2019)
443
 • Density 1,156.66/sq mi (446.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98385
Area code 360
FIPS code 53-66045
GNIS feature ID 1526307
Website townofsouthprairie.com

South Prairie is a town in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 434 at the 2010 census.

History

South Prairie was platted in 1888 by Frank Bisson. It was named because of its location, south of Connell's and Porter's prairies. South Prairie was officially incorporated on February 17, 1909.

Geography

South Prairie is located at 47°8′18″N 122°5′49″W / 47.13833°N 122.09694°W / 47.13833; -122.09694 (47.138402, -122.096848).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), of which, 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 264
1920 215 −18.6%
1930 204 −5.1%
1940 226 10.8%
1950 207 −8.4%
1960 214 3.4%
1970 206 −3.7%
1980 202 −1.9%
1990 180 −10.9%
2000 382 112.2%
2010 434 13.6%
2019 (est.) 443 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 434 people, 166 households, and 115 families living in the town. The population density was 1,112.8 inhabitants per square mile (429.7/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 446.2 per square mile (172.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.4% White, 0.5% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 166 households, of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the town was 40.6 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

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