Tacoma, WA

207,950 Population
49.7 square miles 4,125.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.9%
was 2.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Population Density
4,125.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.9%
was 45.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
15.3%
was 12.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in WA
Percent Under 18
20.2%
was 21.1%
Ranked 14th Highest in WA
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 13.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in WA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.2
was 6.7
Ranked 20th Lowest in WA
Percent Living in Poverty
16.2%
was 17.7%
Ranked 12th Lowest in WA
Median Household Income
$52,437
was $50,807
Ranked 10th Highest in WA
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.2
45.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.9
was 4.9
Ranked 15th Highest in WA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
793.8
was 869.0
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,213.8
was 6,549.4
Ranked 15th Highest in WA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
89,526
was 89,430
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Median Rent
$987
was $906
Ranked 11th Highest in WA
Total Building Permits
280
was 316
 
Occupied Housing Units
81,647
was 81,498
 
Homeownership Rate
49.3%
was 49.9%
Ranked 13th Highest in WA
Single Family Building Permits
217
was 149
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,800.0
was 1,798.2
Ranked 4th Highest in WA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.0%
was 16.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Multifamily Building Permits
63
was 167
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
Ranked 10th Highest in WA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.1
was 3.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 1.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 93.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.3%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.4%
was 86.8%
Ranked 12th Highest in WA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.0%
was 26.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in WA

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