To better assess the South Sound region, census-tract data of the Pierce County/South King County area was used whenever possible. Given the complex nature of the region, not all data is available for all profiles. In most cases, aggregated SSA Cities data was used to represent the South Sound Region. Refer to individual profiles for details about which dataset was used.
As of June 21 2018, every dashboard and report has been updated to reflect the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates.