Tacoma, WA 98402 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98402: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98402

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,146
  • Single Family Addresses: 579
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,352
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.247, Longitude -122.441
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98402 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,995
Population in Households 4,534
Population in Familes 1,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 461
Population Density1 4,613
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 3,193
Average Household Size 1.42
Family Households 649
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 3,699 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (10.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,819 (76.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 506 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $260,870
Average Home Value $422,059


Median Household Income $26,837
Average Household Income $46,806
Per Capita Income $32,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.12%
Households 1.11% 1.2%
Families 0.81% 1.03%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tacoma, WA 98402 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98402 to the other 585 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 294 50th
Population Density1 # 55 91st
Diversity Index2 # 116 80th
Median Household Income # 571 3rd
Per Capita Income # 166 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.