McChord Air Force Base

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McChord Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Pierce County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 4,096.

The Department of Defense has proposed a major realignment of the base as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program announced on May 13, 2005.

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Geography

Location of McChord AFB, Washington
McChord AFB is at 47°8'17" North, 122°29'58" West (47.138044, -122.499327)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²). 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 4,096 people, 1,004 households, and 978 families residing on the base. The population density is 272.7/km² (706.5/mi²). There are 1,010 housing units, with an average density of 67.2/km² (174.2/mi²).

Racial makeup

The racial makeup of the town is 76.49% White, 8.54% African American, 0.73% Native American, 4.15% Asian, 0.66% Pacific Islander, 3.17% from other races, and 6.25% from two or more races.

8.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Households

There are 1,004 households, out of which 77.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.9% are married couples living together, 4.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 2.5% are non-families. 2.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.46 and the average family size is 3.49.

The population is spread out with 36.3% under the age of 18, 22.2% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 1.8% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 127.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 137.1 males.

Income

The median income for a household is $35,319, and the median income for a family is $35,205. Males have a median income of $23,004 versus $22,216 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,454. 7.3% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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