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Total population: 205,159 (Urban population: 193,050, Rural population: 127 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 87,549 (81,811 occupied: 40,185 owner occupied, 41,626 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,748 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $458,823.

Median contract rent in 2016: $513 (lower quartile is $398, upper quartile is $646)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $652


Median gross rent in Tacoma, WA in 2016: $581

Housing units in Tacoma with a mortgage: 29,989 (1,355 second mortgage, 3,311 home equity loan, 203 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,196

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,752

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $60,990

Median monthly housing costs: $1,195


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Tacoma, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $239,100 (it was $123,400 in 2000)
Tacoma:

$239,100
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $174,200 - $327,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $273,468
Here:

$273,468
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $335,082
Here:

$335,082
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $389,610
Here:

$389,610
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $360,587
Here:

$360,587
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,159
Here:

$264,159
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $62,728
Here:

$62,728
State:

$116,190
Median year house/condo built: 1958

Median year apartment built: 1971

Household type by relationship:

Households: 211,304
  • In family households: 157,149 (22,884 male householders, 22,895 female householders)
    31,852 spouses, 57,772 children (54,440 natural, 1,206 adopted, 2,126 stepchildren), 3,449 grandchildren, 2,468 brothers or sisters, 3,979 parents, 5,160 other relatives, 6,690 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46,980 (17,210 male householders (13,212 living alone)), 18,822 female householders (15,349 living alone)), 10,948 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,175

Size of family households: 19,294 2-persons, 10,377 3-persons, 9,917 4-persons, 3,960 5-persons, 1,036 6-persons, 1,195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,561 1-person, 6,370 2-persons, 614 3-persons, 209 4-persons, 278 5-persons.

27,645 married couples with children.
15,631 single-parent households (3,550 men, 12,081 women).

81.1% of residents of Tacoma speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
8.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 26,278 (12.4%)
(51.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 56no bedroom
  • 1,2501 bedroom
  • 7,1442 bedrooms
  • 20,6823 bedrooms
  • 8,7844 bedrooms
  • 2,2695+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 3,270no bedroom
  • 12,1811 bedroom
  • 15,6922 bedrooms
  • 8,0153 bedrooms
  • 1,9844 bedrooms
  • 4845+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,191no vehicle
  • 10,5121 vehicle
  • 16,8932 vehicles
  • 8,4473 vehicles
  • 2,1284 vehicles
  • 1,0145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,405no vehicle
  • 19,9481 vehicle
  • 11,3052 vehicles
  • 3,1863 vehicles
  • 6904 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 561 room
  • 2142 rooms
  • 7693 rooms
  • 4,3044 rooms
  • 8,5005 rooms
  • 9,5786 rooms
  • 6,4337 rooms
  • 4,6118 rooms
  • 5,7209+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 2,7121 room
  • 3,3662 rooms
  • 8,3543 rooms
  • 11,3294 rooms
  • 7,7445 rooms
  • 4,1696 rooms
  • 2,3467 rooms
  • 4478 rooms
  • 1,1599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Tacoma, WA household income distribution

  • Tacoma, WA household income distribution
  • 7,172Less than $10,000
  • 3,439$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,389$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4,463$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,679$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,854$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,359$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,788$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,872$45,000 to $49,999
  • 5,537$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9,916$60,000 to $74,999
  • 11,833$75,000 to $99,999
  • 6,234$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,058$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,205$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,013$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Tacoma, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Tacoma, WA
  • 41Less than $10,000
  • 99$15,000 to $19,999
  • 190$20,000 to $24,999
  • 67$30,000 to $34,999
  • 44$40,000 to $49,999
  • 30$50,000 to $59,999
  • 37$60,000 to $69,999
  • 157$70,000 to $79,999
  • 435$80,000 to $89,999
  • 264$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,541$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,602$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,694$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,482$175,000 to $199,999
  • 8,194$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6,618$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,919$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,499$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,607$500,000 to $749,999
  • 458$750,000 to $999,999
  • 114$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 93$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Tacoma, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Tacoma, WA
  • 428Less than $100
  • 284$100 to $149
  • 461$150 to $199
  • 889$200 to $249
  • 740$250 to $299
  • 137$300 to $349
  • 192$350 to $399
  • 193$400 to $449
  • 570$450 to $499
  • 1,412$500 to $549
  • 1,282$550 to $599
  • 2,204$600 to $649
  • 1,662$650 to $699
  • 1,530$700 to $749
  • 2,095$750 to $799
  • 6,282$800 to $899
  • 4,383$900 to $999
  • 8,224$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,386$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,115$1,500 to $1,999
  • 792$2,000 to $2,499
  • 343$2,500 to $2,999
  • 237$3,000 to $3,499
  • 785No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5,0002010 or later
  • 7,4562000 to 2009
  • 6,0441990 to 1999
  • 5,8721980 to 1989
  • 2,4881970 to 1979
  • 3,985Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Tacoma commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,265
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,690
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 13,699
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 15,937
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,738
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,729
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 11,592
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,454
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,472
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 6,922
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 8,269
  • 90 or more minutes: 5,141
Tacoma, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 67.1%
Number of people working at home: 4,127 (4.1% of all workers)

Tacoma mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 94,254 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 10,320 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,453 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 268 (0%)
  • Railroad: 196 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 228 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,170 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 543 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,319 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,127 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 7,760
 American: 4,975
 Irish: 4,883
 Norwegian: 3,391
 English: 3,309
 European: 2,809
 African: 2,476
 Ukrainian: 2,127
 Italian: 1,750
 Swedish: 1,330
 Scottish: 1,008
 French (except Basque): 911
 Polish: 842
 Russian: 690
 Scandinavian: 660
 Scotch-Irish: 550
 Northern European: 471
 Romanian: 433
 Dutch: 432
 French Canadian: 406
 British: 358
 Danish: 352
 Croatian: 337
 Welsh: 241
 Ethiopian: 208
 Ugandan: 204
 Portuguese: 198
 Czech: 196
 Canadian: 195
 Greek: 174
 Finnish: 158
 Arab: 140
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 138
 Yugoslavian: 136
 Swiss: 132
 Austrian: 114
 Eastern European: 111
 German Russian: 106
 Kenyan: 104
 Slovak: 95
 Nigerian: 88
 Syrian: 82
 Brazilian: 80
 Iranian: 66
 Celtic: 65
 Jamaican: 64
 Albanian: 62
 Slavic: 62
 Israeli: 58
 Hungarian: 58
 Bulgarian: 55
 Estonian: 52
 Czechoslovakian: 50
 Afghan: 45
 Liberian: 44
 Latvian: 44
 Slovene: 42
 Lithuanian: 39
 Australian: 35
 Somali: 28
 Haitian: 26
 Dutch West Indian: 23
 Turkish: 23
 Cajun: 22
 Icelander: 19
 British West Indian: 18
 Maltese: 18
 Egyptian: 17
 Pennsylvania German: 16
 Lebanese: 15
 Belgian: 12
 West Indian: 11
 Armenian: 9
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 8
 South African: 7
 Serbian: 4
 Barbadian: 1
 Belizean: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 20%Mexico
  • 14%Vietnam
  • 8%Philippines
  • 8%Korea
  • 7%Ukraine
  • 5%Cambodia
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 111,122
  • Other state: 69,294
  • Northeast: 6,636
  • Midwest: 13,284
  • South: 16,136
  • West: 33,238

83% of Tacoma residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Washington.

Tacoma:

83.2%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 888
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 465
  • 5th and 6th grade: 301
  • 7th and 8th grade: 906
  • 9th grade: 789
  • 10th grade: 1,741
  • 11th grade: 1,651
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,406
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,467
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,064
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,379
  • Associate degree: 5,467
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,408
  • Master's degree: 4,969
  • Professional school degree: 1,304
  • Doctorate degree: 941

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,519
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 622
  • 5th and 6th grade: 356
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,012
  • 9th grade: 925
  • 10th grade: 1,584
  • 11th grade: 876
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,157
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,815
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,545
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 14,019
  • Associate degree: 7,483
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,185
  • Master's degree: 5,091
  • Professional school degree: 1,381
  • Doctorate degree: 1,013

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 15.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 19.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.8%Males
  • 8.0%Females
Tacoma marital status for males
Tacoma marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,685
  • One, attached: 3,202
  • Two: 2,557
  • 3 or 4: 3,997
  • 5 to 9: 5,241
  • 10 to 19: 5,250
  • 20 to 49: 4,789
  • 50 or more: 8,379
  • Mobile homes: 449

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,276

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Tacoma:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tacoma
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.1%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (80.0%)
  • Utility gas (17.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,779
Here:

9.4%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,313
Here:

14.9%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,371
Here:

27.6%
Washington:

16.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)