Tacoma, WA 98403 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98403: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98403

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 202
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,213
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,101
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.267, Longitude -122.458
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98403 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,313
Population in Households 8,245
Population in Familes 4,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 8,178
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,288
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 1,764
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,646 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,642 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 534 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $435,238
Average Home Value $516,540


Median Household Income $57,455
Average Household Income $85,943
Per Capita Income $44,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.15%
Households 0.91% 1.07%
Families 0.72% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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 98403 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98403 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 # 249 58th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 258 56th
Median Household Income # 217 63rd
Per Capita Income # 47 92nd

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