Fircrest is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,497 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 15 awesome and fascinating facts about Fircrest, Washington, United States.
1. Fircrest was officially incorporated on September 19, 1925. Like its neighbor University Place, it is a middle-class suburb of Tacoma.
2. The community was developed by Edward Bowes, who later gained fame as the host of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio talent show.
3. 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.
4. Fircrest was the last “dry” municipality in Washington state, prohibiting the sale of alcohol by the glass.
5. Voters chose to allow the sale of alcohol in Fircrest in the November 2015 election.
6. Fircrest is located at 47°13′54″N 122°30′51″W (47.231720, -122.514304).
7. 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.
8. Since 1990, Fircrest has used a council–manager government, with a city council composed of seven councilmembers.
9. The city mayor is chosen biennially by councilmembers and presides over council meetings. Hunter T. George was appointed mayor in 2018.
10. Additionally, the city council appoints a city manager to carry out day-to-day operations of the city and policies of the council.
11. Scott Pingel has been the city manager of Fircrest since December 2017.
12. As of the census of 2010, there were 6,497 people, 2,705 households, and 1,773 families living in the city.
13. 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).
14. 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.
15. 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.