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Tacoma, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Tacoma,WA index of house prices

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

Houses: 81,037 (76,110 occupied: 40,264 owner occupied, 41,383 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,618 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $193,867.

Median contract rent in 2015: $513 (lower quartile is $398, upper quartile is $646)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $822


Median gross rent in Tacoma, WA in 2015: $581

Housing units in Tacoma with a mortgage: 29,104 (4,102 second mortgage, 2,640 home equity loan, 169 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,367

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $78,552

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,046

Median monthly housing costs: $1,124


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Tacoma, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $218,900 (it was $123,400 in 2000)
Tacoma:

$218,900
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,000 - $318,100
Median year house/condo built: 1959

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 186,529
  • In family households: 149,676 (32,145 male householders, 14,301 female householders)
    32,942 spouses, 55,238 children (50,775 natural, 1,274 adopted, 3,189 stepchildren), 3,399 grandchildren, 1,565 brothers or sisters, 1,258 parents, 3,139 other relatives, 5,689 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,853 (14,224 male householders (11,139 living alone)), 15,457 female householders (13,008 living alone)), 7,172 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,648 (2,828 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 18,899 2-persons, 11,130 3-persons, 8,718 4-persons, 4,399 5-persons, 1,917 6-persons, 1,383 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,147 1-person, 4,628 2-persons, 573 3-persons, 206 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

28,420 married couples with children.
15,323 single-parent households (3,389 men, 11,934 women).

83.5% of residents of Tacoma speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
7.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 23,047 (11.9%)
(41.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 224no bedroom
  • 1,9941 bedroom
  • 8,8032 bedrooms
  • 20,2523 bedrooms
  • 8,4884 bedrooms
  • 1,9665+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 3,583no bedroom
  • 11,4681 bedroom
  • 12,8192 bedrooms
  • 4,8223 bedrooms
  • 1,3344 bedrooms
  • 3575+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,768no vehicle
  • 12,1461 vehicle
  • 18,3032 vehicles
  • 6,7753 vehicles
  • 1,9454 vehicles
  • 7905+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

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

  • 7,607no vehicle
  • 16,3081 vehicle
  • 7,9532 vehicles
  • 1,7523 vehicles
  • 3954 vehicles
  • 3685+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 941 room
  • 5482 rooms
  • 1,9043 rooms
  • 3,9114 rooms
  • 8,1815 rooms
  • 10,3266 rooms
  • 7,7707 rooms
  • 4,6228 rooms
  • 4,3719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, Washington:

  • 2,5601 room
  • 5,0312 rooms
  • 7,4143 rooms
  • 8,9884 rooms
  • 5,5815 rooms
  • 2,2466 rooms
  • 1,6127 rooms
  • 5398 rooms
  • 4129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 ($)

  • Tacoma, WA household income distribution

  • Tacoma, WA household income distribution
  • 8,354Less than $10,000
  • 5,488$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,099$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,068$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,434$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,467$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,010$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,003$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,924$45,000 to $49,999
  • 6,988$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,778$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,804$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,861$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,186$125,000 to $149,999
  • 829$150,000 to $199,999
  • 834$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Tacoma, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Tacoma, WA
  • 224Less than $10,000
  • 129$10,000 to $14,999
  • 227$15,000 to $19,999
  • 130$20,000 to $24,999
  • 73$25,000 to $29,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 23$35,000 to $39,999
  • 59$40,000 to $49,999
  • 130$50,000 to $59,999
  • 99$60,000 to $69,999
  • 176$70,000 to $79,999
  • 478$80,000 to $89,999
  • 656$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,280$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,896$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,731$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,734$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6,746$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,662$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,612$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,508$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,107$500,000 to $749,999
  • 488$750,000 to $999,999
  • 161$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 48$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 150$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Tacoma, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Tacoma, WA
  • 350Less than $100
  • 296$100 to $149
  • 492$150 to $199
  • 1,487$200 to $249
  • 409$250 to $299
  • 167$300 to $349
  • 658$350 to $399
  • 419$400 to $449
  • 389$450 to $499
  • 795$500 to $549
  • 1,118$550 to $599
  • 2,628$600 to $649
  • 1,886$650 to $699
  • 2,248$700 to $749
  • 2,423$750 to $799
  • 6,043$800 to $899
  • 4,534$900 to $999
  • 8,051$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,645$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,543$1,500 to $1,999
  • 340$2,000 to $2,499
  • 53$2,500 to $2,999
  • 155$3,000 to $3,499
  • 111$3,500 or more
  • 1,143No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,3201995 to March 2000
  • 4,3821990 to 1994
  • 3,0711985 to 1989
  • 2,8011980 to 1984
  • 1,6041975 to 1979
  • 8841970 to 1974
  • 7091965 to 1969
  • 3,276Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Tacoma population
Tacoma commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,431
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 8,324
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 13,786
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 14,981
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,585
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,383
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,427
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,209
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,075
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,987
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,873
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,303
Tacoma, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 71.5%
Number of people working at home: 3,166 (3.7% of all workers)

Tacoma mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 62,660 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 12,052 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,457 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 37 (0%)
  • Taxi: 39 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 126 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 258 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,005 (3%)
  • Other means: 716 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,166 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 57,166
 German: 20,893
 Irish: 12,269
 English: 10,728
 Norwegian: 8,671
 United States or American: 8,544
 Italian: 5,210
 French (except Basque): 3,528
 Swedish: 3,518
 European: 2,715
 Scottish: 2,583
 Scotch-Irish: 2,438
 Polish: 1,972
 Subsaharan African:: 1,682
 Dutch: 1,660
 Ukrainian: 1,574
 Russian: 1,464
 African: 1,442
 French Canadian: 1,283
 Danish: 958
 Scandinavian: 888
 British: 759
 Welsh: 706
 Greek: 649
 Finnish: 527
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 502
 Swiss: 462
 Portuguese: 443
 Czech: 434
 Canadian: 414
 Austrian: 393
 Romanian: 353
 Arab:: 343
 Croatian: 317
 Northern European: 315
 Hungarian: 310
 Czechoslovakian: 293
 Yugoslavian: 290
 Jamaican: 184
 Latvian: 169
 Lithuanian: 143
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 135
 Slovak: 132
 Pennsylvania German: 123
 Slavic: 121
 Celtic: 117
 Other Arab: 116
 Iranian: 84
 Armenian: 83
 Lebanese: 82
 Kenyan: 77
 Arab/Arabic: 76
 West Indian: 70
 Australian: 66
 Belgian: 58
 Ghanian: 57
 Nigerian: 53
 Bulgarian: 52
 Slovene: 48
 Basque: 45
 Ethiopian: 41
 Afghan: 40
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 38
 Brazilian: 37
 Estonian: 37
 British West Indian: 36
 Icelander: 35
 Turkish: 34
 Acadian/Cajun: 31
 Moroccan: 22
 Jordanian: 21
 Egyptian: 19
 Serbian: 19
 New Zealander: 13
 Luxemburger: 12
 Macedonian: 12
 South African: 12
 Haitian: 12
 Israeli: 11
 Albanian: 11
 Cypriot: 11
 Bermudan: 10
 Dutch West Indian: 9
 Bahamian: 8
 Eastern European: 7
 Palestinian: 5
 German Russian: 2
 Alsatian: 2
 Syrian: 2

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

  • 16%Mexico
  • 13%Vietnam
  • 11%Korea
  • 8%Cambodia
  • 6%Philippines
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Ukraine

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

  • This state: 93,869
  • Northeast: 6,967
  • Midwest: 19,460
  • South: 16,398
  • West: 29,022

50% of Tacoma residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 602
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 316
  • 5th and 6th grade: 535
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,164
  • 9th grade: 1,237
  • 10th grade: 1,395
  • 11th grade: 1,312
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,723
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,208
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,403
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,449
  • Associate degree: 4,549
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,960
  • Master's degree: 2,591
  • Professional school degree: 1,161
  • Doctorate degree: 655

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,083
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 370
  • 5th and 6th grade: 712
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,558
  • 9th grade: 1,253
  • 10th grade: 1,974
  • 11th grade: 1,705
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,402
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,870
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,397
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 11,169
  • Associate degree: 4,858
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,257
  • Master's degree: 2,833
  • Professional school degree: 1,024
  • Doctorate degree: 267

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.4%Males
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 18.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 15.8%Females
Tacoma marital status for males
Tacoma marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,728
  • One, attached: 1,891
  • Two: 2,342
  • 3 or 4: 4,073
  • 5 to 9: 4,205
  • 10 to 19: 5,444
  • 20 to 49: 4,855
  • 50 or more: 6,125
  • Mobile homes: 223
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 151
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Tacoma:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 48.9%Utility gas
  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 19.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,507
Here:

10.8%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 894
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,348
Here:

30.4%
Washington:

15.7%

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)