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98402 Zip Code (Tacoma, WA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2022: 7,177
Zip code population in 2010: 6,356
Zip code population in 2000: 4,935

Houses and condos: 4,647
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,247
% of renters here:

78%
State:

36%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 98402: 115.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 7,620 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

1.0% ($6,176)
Washington:

0.8% ($4,283)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $5,447 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $7,869 (1.1%)

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Males: 3,585  (50.0%)
Females: 3,591  (50.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 98402:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 98402:

  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 28.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

Zip code 98402 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Races in zip code 98402 (2022)
    • 4,45762.1%White
    • 7079.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6459.0%Black
    • 5317.4%Two or more races
    • 5227.3%Asian
    • 2042.8%American Indian
    • 570.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 500.7%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $643,003
98402:

$643,003
Washington:

$569,500



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in 98402 zip code as of May 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 98402 is 197 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.3 years
Washington median age:

38.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 98402, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $76,049 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$76,049
State:

$99,264

Salary/wage: $58,632 (reported on 87.1% of returns)
Here:

$58,632
State:

$80,347
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1158.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3689.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6715.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11127.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18745.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 85852.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,895 (reported on 26.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,895
Washington:

$2,077
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.8% for AGIs below $25k, 4.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 19.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 41.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 147.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2545.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,886 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

$8,886
State:

$10,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 24.1% for AGIs below $25k, 34.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 112.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 446.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10147.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$18,282 (reported on 20.4% of returns)
Here:

+$18,282
State:

+$40,092
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.5% for AGIs below $25k, 17.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 112.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 772.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 24385.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$23,431 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$23,431
State:

+$18,312
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 57.9% for AGIs below $25k, 140.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 152.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 168.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 384.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12422.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $25,044 (reported on 5.4% of returns)
98402:

$25,044
Washington:

$24,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.4% for AGIs below $25k, 43.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 473.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1145.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $34,997 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$34,997
State:

$39,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 135.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 240.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 635.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1011.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11490.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $10,260 (reported on 6.0% of returns)
Here:

$10,260
State:

$15,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs below $25k, 16.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 162.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3317.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,730 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
98402:

$6,730
State:

$7,774
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 130.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 266.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1727.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,227 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,227
State:

$2,020
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 42.4% for AGIs below $25k, 15.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 94.3%
Here:

94%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 91.9% for AGIs below $25k, 94.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 96.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 94.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 95.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 93.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98402, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $57,663 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,663
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $46,163 (reported on 87.0% of returns)
Here:

$46,163
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.0% for AGIs below $25k, 85.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,406 (reported on 30.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,406
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,240 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,240
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,866 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$9,866
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$21,636 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$21,636
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,612 (reported on 6.5% of returns)
98402:

$18,612
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,674 (17% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$23,674
State:

$23,872

Here:

17.5% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,218 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,218
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,032 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
98402:

$6,032
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,394 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,394
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 35.1%
Here:

35%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 31.8% for AGIs below $25k, 30.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 34.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 38.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 66.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98402, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,542 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,542
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $32,369 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$32,369
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 130.9% for AGIs below $10k, 80.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 42.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,564 (reported on 31.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,564
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,136 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,136
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$34,042 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$34,042
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 34.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,329 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
Here:

+$15,329
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, -1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,364 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
98402:

$1,364
Washington:

$3,001

Total itemized deductions: $25,311 (25% of AGI, reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,311
State:

$19,669

Here:

24.5% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 26.8% for AGIs below $10k, 14.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $7,073 (6% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$7,073
State:

$3,569

Here:

5.9% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,613 (reported on 75.0% of returns)
98402:

$7,613
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $953 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$953
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 49.0%
Here:

49%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 49.8% for AGIs below $10k, 44.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 45.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$58,110
Washington:

$91,306
Tacoma, WA (98402) map Nearest zip codes: 98403, 98418, 98405, 98421, 98416, 98404.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

16.9%
Washington:

45.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

10.1%
Washington:

48.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 933
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,293


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 69 (31 now married, 35 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,322 (633 now married, 1,701 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98402 with a mortgage: 569 (51 second mortgage, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,475
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $1,284

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

24.6%
Whole state:

10.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

6.9%
Whole state:

4.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

2.3
State:

3.9
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 98402: Foss Harbor Marina (A), Union Station (B), Northern Pacific Building (C), Old City Hall (D), Pantages Theater (E), Carlton Hotel (F), Massasoit Hotel (G), University of Washington Tacoma Campus Longshoremen's Hall (H), Tacoma Fire Department Station 2 (I), Rural Metro Ambulance (J), Tacoma Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (K), Museum of Glass (L), Foss Waterway Seaport and Museum (M), African American Museum (N), University of Washington Tacoma Campus Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 98402 include: Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Vocational First Baptist Church (B), Gods Pentecostal Church (C), Holy Rosary Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 98402: Firemans Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Tacoma Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1701 Pacific Avenue), Museum Washington State Historil SCTY & Stte Hstry (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1911 Pacific Avenue), Oddssey 1 (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2310 West Mildred Narrows), Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau (1119 Pacific Ave. Suite 5), Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Arcades & Amusements; 5400 North Pearl St), Boat & Watersports Rental (Tours & Charters; 821 Dock Street).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 312020 or later
  • 8072010 to 2019
  • 1,1432000 to 2009
  • 2011990 to 1999
  • 2211980 to 1989
  • 4521970 to 1979
  • 3341960 to 1969
  • 1061950 to 1959
  • 1071940 to 1949
  • 1,3031939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tacoma, WA (98402)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tacoma, WA (98402)
  • 74no bedroom
  • 2561 bedroom
  • 5432 bedrooms
  • 473 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, WA (98402)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tacoma, WA (98402)
  • 1,138no bedroom
  • 1,5251 bedroom
  • 5452 bedrooms
  • 703 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 505+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma, WA (98402) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma, WA (98402) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15no vehicle
  • 5461 vehicle
  • 3902 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma, WA (98402) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tacoma, WA (98402) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 969no vehicle
  • 1,9041 vehicle
  • 3692 vehicles
  • 593 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 98402 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 98402 household income distribution in 2022
  • 612Less than $10,000
  • 395$10,000 to $14,999
  • 119$15,000 to $19,999
  • 159$20,000 to $24,999
  • 173$25,000 to $29,999
  • 69$30,000 to $34,999
  • 77$35,000 to $39,999
  • 127$40,000 to $44,999
  • 222$45,000 to $49,999
  • 277$50,000 to $59,999
  • 400$60,000 to $74,999
  • 443$75,000 to $99,999
  • 262$100,000 to $124,999
  • 217$125,000 to $149,999
  • 444$150,000 to $199,999
  • 255$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 98402

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 98402
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 22$200,000 to $249,999
  • 63$250,000 to $299,999
  • 125$300,000 to $399,999
  • 102$400,000 to $499,999
  • 357$500,000 to $749,999
  • 262$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 98402

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 98402
  • 62Less than $100
  • 14$100 to $149
  • 89$150 to $199
  • 21$200 to $249
  • 76$250 to $299
  • 107$300 to $349
  • 45$350 to $399
  • 29$400 to $449
  • 29$450 to $499
  • 11$550 to $599
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 13$650 to $699
  • 36$700 to $749
  • 42$750 to $799
  • 150$800 to $899
  • 251$900 to $999
  • 376$1,000 to $1,249
  • 427$1,250 to $1,499
  • 832$1,500 to $1,999
  • 362$2,000 to $2,499
  • 80$2,500 to $2,999
  • 43$3,000 to $3,499
  • 17$3,500 or more
  • 58No cash rent

Zip code 98402 topographic map

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,418.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $491,605.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $649,509
  • Some other race householders: $881,012
  • Two or more races householders: $555,715
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $881,012

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $643,003
98402:

$643,003
Washington:

$569,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $421,838 - $847,867

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $510,027
Here:

$510,027
State:

$734,307

Townhouses or other attached units: $306,166
Here:

$306,166
State:

$657,697

In 2-unit structures: $293,007
Here:

$293,007
State:

$534,634

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $383,310
Here:

$383,310
State:

$510,239

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $442,314
Here:

$442,314
State:

$503,183

Mobile homes: $109,201
Here:

$109,201
State:

$218,362

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $86,128
Here:

$86,128
State:

$159,523
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 98402
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 218
  • One, attached: 52
  • Two: 1
  • 3 or 4: 52
  • 5 to 9: 180
  • 10 to 19: 242
  • 20 to 49: 983
  • 50 or more: 3,210

Unemployment: 8.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98402

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98402
  • 54.2%1,989Drove a car alone
  • 3.6%133Carpooled
  • 4.0%147Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.7%63Subway or elevated
  • 0.7%24Railroad
  • 0.2%7Taxi
  • 0.2%8Motorcycle
  • 0.2%6Bicycle
  • 7.0%256Walked
  • 1.9%70Other means
  • 25.3%929Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98402

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98402
  • 123Less than 5 minutes
  • 3175 to 9 minutes
  • 24710 to 14 minutes
  • 47115 to 19 minutes
  • 32820 to 24 minutes
  • 29525 to 29 minutes
  • 31430 to 34 minutes
  • 12735 to 39 minutes
  • 7040 to 44 minutes
  • 19145 to 59 minutes
  • 15460 to 89 minutes
  • 14890 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 98402:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,177
  • Male householders: 2,342 (1,582 living alone), Female householders: 1,866 (1,196 living alone)
  • 815 spouses (700 opposite-sex spouses), 469 unmarried partners, (413 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 388 children (348 natural, 0 adopted, 40 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 65 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 foster children, 14 other relatives, 192 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,112 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 842 2-persons, 101 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 26 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,776 1-person, 491 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 4 4-persons

135 married couples with children.
137 single-parent households (47 men, 90 women).

86.1% of residents of 98402 zip code speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% very well, 20% well, 8% not well, 19% not at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
7.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% very well, 16% well, 10% not well, 10% not at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 689 (9.6%)
(60.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

9.6%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 16%Malaysia
  • 14%Japan
  • 7%Honduras
  • 7%Thailand
  • 7%Fiji
  • 3%Micronesia
  • 2%Sweden
Most common first ancestries reported in 98402
  • 14%German
  • 11%European
  • 10%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 6%American
  • 2%Polish
  • 2%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1622010 or later
  • 1782000 to 2009
  • 2091990 to 1999
  • 356Before 1990
There are 266 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 98402.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • COMMENCEMENT BAY, SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL (SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL OF COMMEN in TACOMA, WA)
    SUPERFUND NPL (Superfund database)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-10-1986-0001, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-10-1989-0009, ICIS-10-1995-0092,
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-WAD980726301, SUPERFUND NPL
    Alternative names: AMERICAN SURPLUS SALES, COMM BAY S TACOMA CHANNEL, SOUTH TACOMA FIELD, TACOMA CITY LANDFILL, TIME OIL, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD TUNNEL, WELL 12-A
  • A STREET SITE (1201 A ST in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WAH000010264, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: AUTOMOBILE PARKING
    Organizations: HAUB BROTHERS ENTERPRISES TRUST (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • ALFA OF TACOMA LTD (615 ST HELENS in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WAD988517082, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS (NEW AND USED); AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS
    Organizations: CARLO DURANTE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • ALMAR INC (2301 E DOCK ST in TACOMA, WA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - WATQUAL-SO3001277, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    Business SIC classification: BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRING
  • AT&T CORP FAWCETT (757 FAWCETT AVE in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WAT540012887, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, TOXICS-, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAT540012887, EPCRA
    Business SIC classification: TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS, EXCEPT RADIOTELEPHONE
    Organizations: MARSHA BERRY (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , AT & T CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AT&T TACMWAO2 WA0110
  • ALL CITY CLEANERS (602 TACOMA AVE S in TACOMA, WA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-529701, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD027539048, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: SANG AN KIM (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: DON HARTERS CUSTOM CLEANERS
  • CARLSON FORMETEC INCORPORATED (2202 A STREET in TACOMA, WA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WAD083734780, EPCRA, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, SQG
    Business SIC classification: NONFERROUS FORGINGS; AIRCRAFT ENGINES AND ENGINE PARTS
    Business NAICS classification: NONFERROUS FORGING.; NONFERROUS FORGING.
    Organizations: CFI BLUE SKY II LLC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • AMERICAN SURPLUS SALES CO (2916 S TACOMA WAY in TACOMA, WA)
    SUPERFUND (Superfund database)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-10-1982-0002, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: SCRAP AND WASTE MATERIALS
    Alternative names: COMM BAY - SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL
  • COMMENCEMENT BAY DEEP WATERS (MIDDLE OF BAY in TACOMA, WA)
    SUPERFUND (Superfund database)
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-, GROUND WATER PROGRAM
  • ALL COTE COATINGS INC HOLGATE ST (2510 S HOLGATE ST in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • ASHLAND CHEMICAL CO CASCADE MACHINER (2119 S PACIFIC AVE in TACOMA, WA)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS TEXTILE PRODUCT MILLS.
    Organizations: CASCADE MACHINERY & ELECTRIC INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • COMMENCEMENT BAY ASSOC (455 CT C SITE A in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • COMMENCEMENT BAY ASSOC WHSE (455 CT C SITE B in TACOMA, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 98402 marital status for males
Zip code 98402 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 79.9%Electricity
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 3.9%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 2,994. Population change in the 1990s: +1,941 (+64.8%).

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

  • This state: 2,520
  • Northeast: 414
  • Midwest: 744
  • South: 1,000
  • West: 1,537

26% of the 98402 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

61% of the 98402 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Tacoma, WA (98402)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

5.0%
Washington:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

9.9%
Washington:

9.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

12.8%
Washington:

16.5%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 92,022Production occupations
  • 88,576Legal occupations
  • 78,270Business and financial operations occupations
  • 77,679Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 72,032Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 70,842Architecture and engineering occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (TACOMA, WA):

  • MERRITT+PARDINI, INC (1119 PACIFIC AVE; small business) : $1,084,603 in 22 contracts from 2000 to 2005
    Contracts for Administrative and Service Buildings, Architect - Engineer Services (including landscaping, interior layout, and designing), Other Buildings by Public Buildings Service, Air Force, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $101,000; 2001: $2,633; 2002: $723,442; 2003: $1,061; 2004: $241,467; 2005: $15,000; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $200,000 with Public Buildings Service for Administrative and Service Buildings. Signed on 2002-04-15. Completion date: 2002-08-15.
    $147,963 with Air Force for Architect - Engineer Services (including landscaping, interior layout, and designing). Signed on 2002-06-19. Completion date: 2002-11-22.
    $141,620, same as above. Signed on 2002-06-28. Completion date: 2002-11-29.
    $131,268, same as above. Signed on 2004-02-05. Completion date: 2004-05-28.
  • TACOMA HOTEL L P (1320 BROADWAY; small business) : $694,216 in 12 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Lodging - Hotel/Motel, by Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
    Signed by year: 2000: $67,340; 2001: $65,680; 2002: $444,912; 2003: $82,565; 2004: $22,835; 2005: $4,000; 2006: $6,884.

    Biggest contracts:
    $376,992 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2002-04-26. Completion date: 2002-07-21.
    $82,565, same as above. Signed on 2003-02-22. Completion date: 2003-07-24.
    $67,920, same as above. Signed on 2002-03-28. Completion date: 2002-07-15.
    $67,340, same as above. Signed on 2000-01-26. Completion date: 2000-07-12.
  • TOTEM ELECTRIC OF TACOMA INC (2332 S JEFFERSON AVE)
    $447,800 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities. Signed on 2001-11-09. Completion date: 2002-11-30.
  • R G ROLLIN CO (2702 A ST; small business) : $83,344 in 3 contracts from 2005 to 2006
    $41,013 with Defense Logistics Agency for Miscellaneous Power Transmission Equipment. Signed on 2005-04-29. Completion date: 2005-06-10.
    $36,368 with Navy for Non-nuclear Ship Repair (East) Ship repair (including overhauls and conversions) performed on non-nuclear propelled and nonpropelled ships east of the 108th meridian. Signed on 2005-03-24. Completion date: 2005-04-29.
    $5,963 with Navy for Miscellaneous Power Transmission Equipment. Signed on 2006-01-10. Completion date: 2006-02-09.
  • GRULICH ARCHITECTURE & PLANNIN (49 BROADWAY ST STE 200; small business)
    $42,100 with Army for Historical Studies. Signed on 2004-07-29. Completion date: 2004-11-01.
  • HIGHPOINT SOLUTIONS (112 S 8 ST, STE 200; small business)
    $34,500 with Army for ADP Support Equipment. Signed on 2001-09-24. Completion date: 2001-12-28.
  • IDMICRO, INC (1019 PACIFIC AVE 13TH FLOO; small business)
    $30,258 with Navy for Physical Properties Testing and Inspection. Signed on 2001-06-27. Completion date: 2001-07-20.
  • STAR ICE & FUEL (405 S TACOMA WAY; small business) : $15,044 in 4 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $8,325 with Defense Commissary Agency for Food Items For Resale. Signed on 2005-04-01. Completion date: 2005-08-31.
    $3,375, same as above. Signed on 2004-10-01. Completion date: 2005-02-28.
    $2,444, same as above. Signed on 2005-09-01. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $900, same as above. Signed on 2005-01-01. Completion date: 2005-03-31.
  • BUSINESS INTERIORS OF SEATTLE, (710 PACIFIC AVE; small business) : $14,365 in 4 contracts from 2005 to 2006
    $7,600 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Miscellaneous Buildings. Signed on 2006-05-25. Completion date: 2006-05-28.
    $5,200 with Navy for Office Furniture. Signed on 2005-04-26. Completion date: 2005-06-17.
    $1,807 with Federal Supply Service for Office Furniture. Signed on 2006-03-22. Completion date: 2006-08-17.
    -$242, same as above. Signed on 2006-03-22. Completion date: 2006-08-17.
  • C & G ELECTRONICS CO (2502 JEFFERSON AVE; small business) : $12,894 in 5 contracts in 2005
    Contracts for Batteries, Rechargeable, Electrical Hardware and Supplies, Miscellaneous Chemical Specialties, Switches by Navy, Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $0; 2005: $12,894; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $4,686 with Navy for Batteries, Rechargeable. Signed on 2005-04-28. Completion date: 2005-05-09.
    $4,408 with Army for Electrical Hardware and Supplies. Signed on 2005-12-16. Completion date: 2005-12-23.
    $3,800 with Navy for Miscellaneous Chemical Specialties. Signed on 2005-03-29. Completion date: 2005-04-15.
    $150 with Navy for Switches. Signed on 2005-05-11. Completion date: 2005-08-04.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment, 500-999 employees: 1 establishment, 100-249 employees: 2 establishments, 50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 3 establishments, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 2, 50-99: 4, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 14)
  • Finance and Insurance: Investment Advice (250-499: 2, 50-99: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers (500-999: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Offices of Lawyers (50-99: 1, 20-49: 5, 10-19: 9, 5-9: 13, 1-4: 66)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (100-249: 1, 50-99: 2, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 5, 1-4: 5)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (250-499: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Portfolio Management (250-499: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 5)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (50-99: 5, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Information: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (100-249: 2, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,232 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 299 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 117 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 1,212 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 451 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$196,70574$214,29370$247,0930$03$2,600,08714$265,237
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$06$290,75522$230,1262$13,9800$04$186,482
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$026$204,33645$239,0552$1,9501$742,32017$186,864
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$106,00321$207,23434$208,9470$00$011$169,735
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$104,8554$210,6780$00$02$175,285

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0615.00 , 0616.01, 0616.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$127,2300$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$211,315
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$06$219,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0615.00 , 0616.01, 0616.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98402
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98402 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 86. The highest number of fires - 141 took place in 2008, and the least - 28 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 98402 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (65.1%), and Structure Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 98402
    • 95065.1%Outside Fires
    • 32922.5%Structure Fires
    • 18112.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 98402, Washington

Most common first names in zip code 98402 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8974.1 years
William6273.3 years
Robert6166.6 years
Mary6080.0 years
George4776.3 years
Charles4673.4 years
James4569.4 years
Joseph4175.9 years
Ruth4081.1 years
Helen4079.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 98402 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4271.9 years
Anderson3880.3 years
Johnson3481.3 years
Williams2268.8 years
Jones2178.1 years
Brown1975.0 years
Taylor1571.7 years
Moore1570.5 years
Miller1475.4 years
Peterson1476.8 years
Businesses in zip code 98402
NameCountNameCount
FedEx4Nike1
Jack In The Box1Starbucks1
Jones New York1Subway1
Marriott1UPS7
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1
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