The City of Tacoma is the 3rd largest city in Washington with a population of 207,621 as of July 1, 2016. Tacoma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Tacoma is located at latitude 47.2522 and longitude -122.4598 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tacoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 49.73 sq. miles and a water area of 12.68 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 249 feet.
The City of Tacoma (GNIS ID: 2412025) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tacoma is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tacoma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Tacoma: Chebaulip, Commencement City, Puyallup, T'kope, T'kopt.
|Population in Households||201,316|
|Population in Familes||147,544|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||6,305|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||90,283 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||42,936 (47.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||39,092 (43.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||8,255 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$234,219|
|Average Home Value||$295,236|
|Median Household Income||$51,195|
|Average Household Income||$67,142|
|Per Capita Income||$27,342|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.96%|
|Per Capita Income||1.63%|
The table below compares Tacoma to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density1||# 34||95th|
|Diversity Index2||# 70||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 359||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 308||51st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.