Tacoma, Washington

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Population in 2013: 203,446 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 100,074  (49.2%)
Females: 103,372  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 98402, 98403, 98405, 98406, 98408, 98409, 98416, 98418, 98465.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,258 (it was $37,879 in 2000)
Tacoma:

$51,258
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,182 (it was $19,130 in 2000)

Tacoma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $197,000 (it was $123,400 in 2000)
Tacoma:

$197,000
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $260,588; Detached houses: $261,650; Townhouses or other attached units: $293,853; In 2-unit structures: $218,781; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $212,916; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $331,640; Mobile homes: $59,169; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $127,964

Median gross rent in 2012: $938.

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  • White alone - 117,329 (58.1%)
  • Hispanic - 23,166 (11.5%)
  • Black alone - 21,004 (10.4%)
  • Two or more races - 18,643 (9.2%)
  • Asian alone - 15,977 (7.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3,217 (1.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2,525 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 138 (0.07%)

Races in Tacoma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tacoma: 108.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.2%), Irish (9.3%), English (6.7%), Norwegian (4.2%), United States (3.6%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 50.1 square miles.

Population density: 4,062 people per square mile   (average).

Tacoma,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Tacoma:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tacoma city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

26,963 residents are foreign born (5.5% Asia, 2.7% Europe).

This city:  13.3%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 311 registered sex offenders living in Tacoma, Washington as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tacoma to the number of sex offenders is 650 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,754 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,678 (1.4%)

Tacoma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (27.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (934.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fircrest, WA (1.6 miles ), University Place, WA (2.0 miles ), Browns Point, WA (2.0 miles ), Ruston, WA (2.1 miles ), Fife, WA (2.2 miles ), Waller, WA (2.2 miles ), Midland, WA (2.3 miles ), Fife Heights, WA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 388 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 1998: 439 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 1999: 431 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2000: 478 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2001: 468 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2002: 331 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2003: 277 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2004: 404 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2005: 391 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2006: 668 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2007: 362 buildings, average cost: $246,400
  • 2008: 181 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2009: 119 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2010: 143 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2011: 181 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2012: 149 buildings, average cost: $246,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.24 N, Longitude: 122.46 W

Tacoma nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): America's #1 Wired City, The City of Destiny, Tackyoma, T-Town

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,191 (+8.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 42,770 (46.2%)

Area code: 253

Tacoma household income distribution Tacoma home values distribution

Property values in Tacoma, WA


Crime rates in Tacoma by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1515191313132114158141112
per 100,000 8.17.69.56.56.56.510.57.17.64.07.05.55.9
Rapes 13614317114917512014214014214314112593
per 100,000 73.872.785.874.787.960.471.371.172.172.470.662.045.9
Robberies 745743715739724690680647622648535446486
per 100,000 404.2377.9358.8370.3363.6347.2341.3328.6316.0328.0268.0221.3239.8
Assaults 1,5011,2111,2771,2531,1141,1911,2331,2581,2161,1451,0109251,024
per 100,000 814.3615.9640.7627.8559.5599.3618.8638.9617.7579.6506.0459.0505.3
Burglaries 2,8352,9203,0323,0282,9973,2553,2762,6282,8902,9052,8932,7092,965
per 100,000 1538.01485.01521.31517.11505.21637.81644.11334.61468.11470.51449.41344.41463.1
Thefts 10,36010,03311,72810,09610,3619,9899,6638,9869,4639,3957,7417,2287,995
per 100,000 5620.45102.35884.65058.55203.65026.04849.34563.54807.24755.63878.43586.93945.3
Auto thefts 3,0133,3053,2402,9343,2223,5583,6013,3432,7181,6772,0362,1251,906
per 100,000 1634.61680.81625.71470.01618.21790.21807.21697.71380.7848.91020.11054.5940.6
Arson 12812311511297101123907576648072
per 100,000 69.462.657.756.148.750.861.745.738.138.532.139.735.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 837.6766.1809.9748.9760.9757.8771.6722.1709.5653.0601.1550.5567.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tacoma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 394 (353 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Washington average:

1.47

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Tacoma tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +13,526 (+7.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)

Work and jobs in Tacoma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tacoma, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tacoma-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 2.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from Tacoma center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 7.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 477.8 miles away from Tacoma center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tacoma topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Herbert - Author and journalist, Michael Swango - Marine, Bing Crosby - (1903-1977), singer and actor, Dale Chihuly - Glass sculptor, Patrick Galbraith - Male tennis player, Jerry Cantrell - Musician and songwriter, Adam Smith (politician), Byron Randall - Artist, Miesha Tate - Martial artist, Tim Urban - Singer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Tacoma: Richard Beatty Anderson, Robert Eugene Bush.

Main business address for: LABOR READY INC (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES), COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Tacoma:

  • ALLENMORE HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, S 19TH & UNION (BOX 11414))
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF TACOMA,THE (737 FAWCETT AVE)
  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 317 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR W BOX 5299)
  • MULTICARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES (710 S FAWCETT STREET)
  • PUGET SOUND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (215 SOUTH 36TH STREET)
  • PUGET SOUND HOSPITAL (215 S 36TH ST/PO BOX 11412)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1717 SOUTH J STREET)
  • TACOMA GENERAL ALLENMORE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 315 S MLK JR WAY)
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (9601 STEILCOOM BLVD SW)

Dialysis Facilities in Tacoma:

  • PARKLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (311 140TH ST S)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER NEPHROLOGY SERVICES (1717 SOUTH J STREET)
  • TACOMA DIALYSIS CENTER (3401 S 19TH ST)

Home Health Centers in Tacoma:

  • FRANCISCAN HOME CARE/TACOMA (1811 S MLK WAY/PO BOX 2197)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS /TACOMA (4020 S 56TH ST, STE 101)
  • MULTICARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOME HEALTH (3901 SOUTH FIFE STREET)

Nursing Homes in Tacoma:

  • ABILENE HOUSE INC (2901 BRIDGEPORT WAY W)
  • AVAMERE GEORGIAN HOUSE OF LAKEWOOD (8407 STEILACOOM BLVD SOUTHWEST)
  • BEL AIR REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE (630 SOUTH PEARL STREET)
  • BELLEVUE CARE CENTER (515 S 64TH ST)
  • HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE (1649 EAST 72ND)
  • JEFFERSON HOUSE CARE CENTER (1748 JEFFERSON AVENUE)
  • MANOR CARE OF TACOMA WA, LLC (5601 S ORCHARD STREET)
  • NORTHWOOD CARE CENTER (1415 NORTH FIFTH STREET)
  • ORCHARD PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (4755 SOUTH 48TH)
  • SPRINGHAVEN CARE CENTER (1645 E 72ND ST)

Airports and heliports located in Tacoma:

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Amtrak station:

TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Tacoma:

  • Tacoma Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,622; Location: 6501 S 19th St; Public; Website: www.tacomacc.edu)
  • Bates Technical College (FT enrollment: 4,929; Location: 1101 S Yakima Ave; Public; Website: www.bates.ctc.edu/)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (FT enrollment: 3,788; Location: 1900 Commerce St; Public; Website: www.tacoma.uw.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (FT enrollment: 3,548; Location: 1010 122nd St So; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.plu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • University of Puget Sound (FT enrollment: 2,788; Location: 1500 N. Warner Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pugetsound.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Everest College-Tacoma (FT enrollment: 1,371; Location: 2156 Pacific Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/tacoma)
  • Faith Evangelical College & Seminary (FT enrollment: 306; Location: 3504 N Pearl St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.faithseminary.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Salon Professional Academy-Tacoma (FT enrollment: 233; Location: 3702 S Fife Street Ste B102; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thesalonprofessionalacademytacoma.com)
  • BJ's Beauty & Barber College (FT enrollment: 146; Location: 5239 S Tacoma Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bjsbeautyandbarbercollege.com)

Biggest public high schools in Tacoma:

Private high schools in Tacoma:

  • BELLARMINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 1,002; Location: 2300 S WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 913; Location: 1717 S UNION AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHARLES WRIGHT ACADEMY (Students: 723; Location: 7723 CHAMBERS CRK RD W; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TACOMA BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 435; Location: 2052 S 64TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COVENANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 620 S SHIRLEY ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MOUNT RAINIER LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 7306 WALLER RD E; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF INNOVATIVE LEARNING (Students: 29; Location: 1321 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • THE HOPE SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 7212 S PUGET SOUND AVE; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Tacoma:

  • Franklin (Location: 1402 S Lawrence St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Northeast Tacoma (Location: 5412 29th St Ne; Grades: PK-5)
  • Manitou Park (Location: 4330 S 66th St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Mann (Location: 1002 S 52nd St; Grades: PK-5)
  • McCarver (Location: 2111 S J St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Grant (Location: 1018 N Prospect St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Birney (Location: 1202 S 76th St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Geiger (Location: 621 S Jackson Ave; Grades: 0-5)
  • Bryant (Location: 717 S Grant Ave; Grades: PK-8)
  • Meeker (Location: 4402 Nassau Ave Ne; Grades: 6-8)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Tacoma:

  • ST CHARLES BORROMEO SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 7112 S 12TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 1112 N G ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 202 E 56TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 20 TACOMA AVE S; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-SPANAWAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 242; Location: 3425 176TH ST E; Grades: KG - 6)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 5412 67TH AVE W; Grades: KG - 8)
  • VISITATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 3306 S 58TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS-TACOMA ELEMENTARY (Students: 168; Location: 1819 E 72ND ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 504 S 30TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PARKLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (Students: 112; Location: 120 123RD ST S; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Tacoma

Libraries in Tacoma:

  • PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $27,654,588; Location: 3005 112TH STREET EAST; 1,117,235 books; 3,151 e-books; 109,182 audio materials; 114,782 video materials; 30 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 3,186 print serial subscriptions)
  • TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,768,548; Location: 1102 TACOMA AVE S; 1,874,096 books; 48,738 audio materials; 55,657 video materials; 41 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 1,220 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tacoma: Port of Tacoma (A), Allenmore Golf Club (B), Highland Golf Course (C), Meadow Park Golf Course (D), Lincoln Avenue Landfill (E), Sound Refining - Tacoma Refinery (F), Pearl Substation (G), Wards Lake Plaza (H), University Place Center (I), Tacoma Center at Allenmore (J), Tacoma Pacific (K), Tacoma Stevens (L), Tacoma South (M), Sixth Avenue Plaza (N), Rainier Place (O), Pacific Center (P), Lincoln Plaza (Q), University of Puget Sound Alcorn Aboretum (R), North Shore Golf Course (S), University of Puget Sound Jones Circle (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Shopping Center (1), Westgate North Shopping Center (2), Tacoma Mall Shopping Center (3), Highland Hill Shopping Center (4), Fred Meyer Shopping Center (5), Fred Meyer Shopping Center (6), Evergreen Shopping Center (7), Bi-Lo Shopping Center (8), Tacoma Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Tacoma include: LABOR READY INC (A), COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tacoma include: Mount Calvary Baptist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Saint Lukes Memorial Episcopal Church (C), Mount Sinai Deliverance Church (D), Mount Tahoma Baptist Church (E), Mount Tahoma Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), New Covenant Pentecostal Church (G), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (H), New Heart Metropolitan Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Wood Cemetery (1), Tacoma Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Wapato Lake (A), Snake Lake (B), Titlow Lagoon (C), Wapato Lake (D), Portland Avenue Reservoir (E), North End Reservoir (F), Flett Creek Holding Basin (G), Alaska Street Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Puyallup River (A), Clear Creek (B), Swam Creek (C), Wapato Creek (D), Hylebos Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tacoma include: Wright Park (1), Franklin Park (2), Rigney State Park (3), Lincoln Park (4), Stewart Heights Playfield (5), McKinley Park (6), Titlow Beach Park (7), Cheney Stadium (8), Tacoma Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Children's Museum of Tacoma - Administration Line (936 Broadway) (1), African American Museum (925 Court Centre) (2), Fife History Museum (2820 54th Avenue East) (3), Job Carr Cabin Museum (2350 North 30th Street) (4), Tacoma City - Community Libraries- Moore (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 215 South 56th Street) (5), Tacoma City - Community Libraries- Swasey (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7001 6th Avenue) (6), Museum Harold Lemay Admin Office (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 423 152nd Street East) (7), Tacoma City - Community Libraries- South Tacoma (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3411 South 56th Street) (8), Tacoma City - Community Libraries- Wheelock (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3722 North 26th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Christensen J A (7031 Pacific Avenue) (1), Fife Motel (4601 Pacific Highway East) (2), Blue Spruce Motel (12715 Pacific Avenue South) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (8601 S Hosmer St) (4), Holiday Inn Express - Tacoma (8601 South Hosmer Street) (5), Comfort Inn Tacoma (8620 South Hosmer Street) (6), Crossland Economy Studios (8801 South Hosmer Street) (7), Chinaberry Hill - An 1889 Grand Victorian Inn (302 Tacoma Avenue North) (8), Best Western Tacoma Inn (8726 South Hosmer Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Pierce County - Courts- District Court- Criminal Division (930 Tacoma Avenue South) (1), Pierce County - Courts- District Court Probation (901 Tacoma Avenue South) (2), Pierce - District Court (1902 96th Street South) (3), United States Government - Federal Bureau of Investigation (1145 Broadway) (4), Fife City - Fife Municipal Court (3737 Pacific Highway East) (5), Fortlewis North Food Court (11566 Fort Lewis) (6), Smith Adam For Congress (1019 Pacific Avenue) (7), Tacoma City - Courts Municipal Court Of Tacoma (930 Tacoma Avenue South) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.233. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tacoma and their reported violations in the past:

ARTONDALE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,887, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 132 regular monitoring violations
GIG HARBOR ATHLETIC CLUB (Address: 2001 Center St , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
LEMLEY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 18, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tacoma that have no violations reported:

  • MAYTOWN REST AREA (Population served: 2,306, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CURRAN ROAD MUTUAL WATER ASSN (Population served: 1,977, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • FRONTIER COUNTY PARK (Population served: 1,233, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHATEAU WOODS (Population served: 187, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CASCADE HIGHLANDS (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BROOKHAVEN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLARK & OWENS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Tacoma in 2010:

  • 1,392 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,239 people in federal detention centers
  • 1,232 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 987 people in college/university student housing
  • 535 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 458 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 446 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 155 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 61 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 50 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 39 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Tacoma in 2000:

  • 1,380 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,212 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,195 people in nursing homes
  • 1,040 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 533 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 419 people in other group homes
  • 178 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 155 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 135 people in halfway houses
  • 118 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 101 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 96 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 47 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 47 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 41 people in religious group quarters
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 14 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

Tacoma, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Tacoma compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Tacoma Dome. Capacity: 19,000.

Banks with most branches in Tacoma (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: 15 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 10 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Heritage Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $1,202.8 mil, Deposits: $1,009.5 mil, headquarters in Olympia, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Financial Corporation
  • Columbia State Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Umpqua Bank: Tacoma Main Branch, Proctor Branch, Pearl Street Branch. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Washington Federal: Bridgeport Way Branch at 9919 Bridgeport Way, S.W., branch established on 1988/06/30; Bridgeport Way Branch at 3702-A Bridgeport Way West, branch established on 1995/05/08. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • 11 other banks with 11 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tacoma, Washington:

  • Econo Lodge, 9325 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 582-7550
  • Days Inn Portage Inn, 3021 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424 , Phone: (253) 922-3500, Fax: (253) 922-0203
  • La Quinta Motor Inn, 1425 E 27TH St, Tacoma, WA 98421 , Phone: (253) 383-0146, Fax: (253) 627-3280
  • Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plz, Tacoma, WA 98402 , Phone: (253) 238-8000, Fax: (253) 591-4105
  • Corporate Suites, 219 Division CT Suite A, Tacoma, WA 98404 , Phone: (253) 473-4105
  • Shilo Inn, 7414 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408 , Phone: (253) 475-4020, Fax: (253) 475-1236
  • Econo Lodge, 8702 S Hosmer, Tacoma, WA 98444 , Phone: (253) 535-3100, Fax: (253) 537-6497
  • Quality Inn, 5601 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424 , Phone: (253) 926-2301, Fax: (253) 922-1179
  • 31 other hotels and motels
All 39 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tacoma, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Tacoma travel time to work - commute Tacoma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Tacoma:

(Tacoma, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Tacoma city (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here: 29.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 212$1,467,320$83,0560$0
Other Government Administration 85$562,580$79,4232$2,342
Judicial and Legal 67$503,639$90,20422$47,036
Police Protection - Officers 368$3,100,337$101,0980$0
Police - Other 42$243,786$69,6530$0
Firefighters 372$3,162,659$102,0210$0
Fire - Other 5$24,502$58,8050$0
Streets and Highways 193$1,246,101$77,4780$0
Welfare 44$248,953$67,8964$9,821
Solid Waste Management 146$824,983$67,8070$0
Sewerage 310$1,965,186$76,0720$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 27$185,113$82,2720$0
Water Supply 241$1,751,037$87,1890$0
Electric Power 800$5,968,869$89,5332$9,593
Transit 90$654,649$87,2870$0
Local Libraries 90$417,611$55,68129$29,090
Other and Unallocable 323$2,291,229$85,1230$0
Totals for Government 3,415$24,618,554$86,50759$97,882

Tacoma government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,281,000 ($65.28)
    Police Protection: $12,812,000 ($62.97)
    General - Other: $3,025,000 ($14.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,124,000 ($5.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $765,000 ($3.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $684,000 ($3.36)
    Financial Administration: $353,000 ($1.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $201,377,000 ($989.83)
    Police Protection: $49,742,000 ($244.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $36,101,000 ($177.45)
    General - Other: $35,761,000 ($175.78)
    Sewerage: $33,800,000 ($166.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,190,000 ($163.14)
    Water Utilities: $20,277,000 ($99.67)
    Transit Utilities: $14,131,000 ($69.46)
    Regular Highways: $13,608,000 ($66.89)
    Health - Other: $12,114,000 ($59.54)
    Central Staff Services: $11,138,000 ($54.75)
    Libraries: $8,183,000 ($40.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,792,000 ($33.38)
    Financial Administration: $5,674,000 ($27.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,507,000 ($17.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,285,000 ($16.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,224,000 ($15.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,957,000 ($14.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,008,000 ($9.87)
    Parking Facilities: $1,198,000 ($5.89)
    General Public Buildings: $744,000 ($3.66)
    Air Transportation: $454,000 ($2.23)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,167,000 ($104.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $175,316,000 ($861.73)
    Other Investments - Other: $133,495,000 ($656.17)
    Corporate Stocks: $126,482,000 ($621.70)
    Benefit Payments: $32,531,000 ($159.90)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $29,535,000 ($145.17)
    Withdrawals: $2,116,000 ($10.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,297,000 ($99.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $49,398,000 ($242.81)
    Water Utilities: $47,715,000 ($234.53)
    Sewerage: $25,556,000 ($125.62)
    General - Other: $13,178,000 ($64.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,388,000 ($36.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,958,000 ($24.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,528,000 ($17.34)
    Libraries: $1,286,000 ($6.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000 ($5.37)
    Parking Facilities: $1,036,000 ($5.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $715,000 ($3.51)
    Air Transportation: $638,000 ($3.14)
    Police Protection: $394,000 ($1.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($0.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $237,754,000 ($1168.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,230,000 ($35.54)

Tacoma government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $65,055,000 ($319.77)
    Sewerage: $40,718,000 ($200.14)
    All Other: $30,813,000 ($151.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,171,000 ($10.67)
    Regular Highways: $866,000 ($4.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $138,717,000 ($681.84)
    From Parent Local Government: $13,067,000 ($64.23)
    Local Employee Contribution: $11,476,000 ($56.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,941,000 ($34.12)
    All Other: $2,625,000 ($12.90)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,823,000 ($18.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,318,000 ($85.12)
    Rents: $10,997,000 ($54.05)
    Sale of Property: $6,603,000 ($32.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,863,000 ($23.90)
    Special Assessments: $3,233,000 ($15.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,846,000 ($13.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $353,000 ($1.74)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $327,414,000 ($1609.34)
    Water Utilities: $44,183,000 ($217.17)
    Transit Utilities: $16,856,000 ($82.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,171,000 ($79.49)
    Highways: $10,969,000 ($53.92)
    General Local Government Support: $2,351,000 ($11.56)
    Health and Hospitals: $112,000 ($0.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $54,932,000 ($270.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,854,000 ($195.89)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $26,385,000 ($129.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,177,000 ($79.51)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $8,747,000 ($42.99)
    Other License: $4,170,000 ($20.50)
    Amusements Sales: $3,590,000 ($17.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,129,000 ($15.38)

Tacoma government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,226,837,000 ($6030.28)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,131,343,000 ($5560.90)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $317,254,000 ($1559.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,760,000 ($1090.02)

Tacoma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,690,000 ($1030.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $423,104,000 ($2079.69)
    Total Federal Securities: $67,406,000 ($331.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $545,176,000 ($2679.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,234,000 ($227.25)

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tacoma:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tacoma:

  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tacoma:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Tacoma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 172
Total length: 3,127 meters (10,259ft)
Total costs: $-2,147,483,648
Total average daily traffic: 6,032,683
Total average daily truck traffic: 423,493

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 8
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 57
  • 1970-1979: 17
  • 1980-1989: 26
  • 1990-1999: 14
  • 2000-2009: 24
  • 2010-2012: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tacoma, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tacoma)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 412 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tacoma, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 183 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1448 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tacoma)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tacoma)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 188 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,209$197,057712$189,5704,836$208,783232$114,66942$1,936,022468$157,7811$84,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED96$175,27678$232,821599$218,24936$99,1911$435,00064$156,4830$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED196$189,763158$191,2281,812$209,921161$70,4438$930,951229$159,8251$49,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN199$191,197125$190,3901,244$211,80046$111,7101$268,000120$172,3891$245,620
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$180,68233$190,070325$216,83728$90,3851$435,00030$176,8440$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 48 tracts in Tacoma, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED95$211,624107$224,8723$219,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$216,82153$250,7675$233,988
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$169,45338$245,9070$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$204,69720$234,9680$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$197,3334$232,2582$125,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1929
  • Hazardous Condition: 1343
  • Service Call: 204
  • Good Intent Call: 23

Incident types - Tacoma

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tacoma, WA
Most common first names in Tacoma, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,06074.5 years
William1,55974.2 years
Mary1,54579.5 years
Robert1,43871.0 years
James1,32770.8 years
George1,11076.1 years
Charles1,05573.2 years
Helen90880.1 years
Margaret79480.2 years
Dorothy73378.3 years
Most common last names in Tacoma, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,13477.4 years
Smith79974.9 years
Anderson64778.1 years
Williams40972.3 years
Miller40774.5 years
Brown40574.9 years
Nelson40478.4 years
Jones38174.3 years
Peterson30778.9 years
Wilson29975.5 years
Businesses in Tacoma, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven11LA Fitness2
ALDO1La Quinta1
AT&T7La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza6
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
Albertsons4Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Apple Store1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Applebee's1Mazda1
Arby's4McDonald's12
AutoZone2Men's Wearhouse1
Avenue1Motel 61
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Bally Total Fitness1New Balance9
Baskin-Robbins7Nike10
Bath & Body Works2Nissan1
Best Western2Nordstrom1
Blockbuster5Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Burger King5Old Country Buffet1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
Carl\s Jr.1Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Cinnabon 1Panera Bread1
Circle K2Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless4
Coldwater Creek1Penske2
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Costco1Pier 1 Imports1
Crossland Economy Studios1Pizza Hut8
Curves1Popeyes2
Dairy Queen5Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack5
Dennys5Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza4Rite Aid4
Eddie Bauer1Rodeway Inn1
Extended Stay America1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx22Safeway9
Finish Line1Sears4
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Sephora1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel5
GNC5Starbucks29
GameStop4Subaru1
Gap1Subway26
Goodwill2T-Mobile11
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&M1Taco Bell8
H&R Block13Target1
Hilton1The Limited1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Torrid1
Home Depot3Toyota2
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value1
IHOP3U-Haul12
JCPenney1UPS25
Jack In The Box9Vans5
Jamba Juice1Verizon Wireless3
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York8Volkswagen1
Journeys1Vons9
Justice1Walgreens6
KFC7Wendy's2
Kincaid1Wet Seal1
Kmart2YMCA5
Kroger8

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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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