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: 1,181
  • Single Family Addresses: 581
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,359
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 6,045
Daytime Population: Workers 26,448
Daytime Population: Residents 2,593
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,041
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.80
Population in Households 4,851
Population in Familes 1,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,194
Population Density2 5,450
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $28,738
Average Household Income $51,104
Per Capita Income $29,975


Total Housing Units 3,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (11.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,753 (75.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $274,554
Average Home Value $445,285


Total Households 3,156
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 665
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 1.08%
Households 1.56% 1.39%
Families 1.52% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2017 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 # 276 53rd
Population Density # 34 94th
Diversity Index # 103 83rd
Median Household Income # 571 3rd
Per Capita Income # 258 56th

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