Tacoma, WA 98405 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98405: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98405

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 737
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,510
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,269
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.249, Longitude -122.465
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98405 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,640
Population in Households 23,548
Population in Familes 15,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,092
Population Density1 6,093
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 10,035
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,020
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,280 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,755 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,277 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $203,327
Average Home Value $227,009


Median Household Income $37,726
Average Household Income $50,357
Per Capita Income $21,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.96%
Households 0.85% 0.99%
Families 0.67% 0.86%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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 98405 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98405 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 # 114 81st
Population Density1 # 31 95th
Diversity Index2 # 79 86th
Median Household Income # 517 12th
Per Capita Income # 499 15th

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