Tacoma, WA 98409 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98409: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98409

Acceptable Alternative
Lakewood, WA 98409

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,488
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,399
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,017
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.208, Longitude -122.478
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98409 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,647
Daytime Population: Workers 34,136
Daytime Population: Residents 14,100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.81
Population in Households 26,406
Population in Familes 19,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density2 3,656
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $45,337
Average Household Income $54,519
Per Capita Income $21,537


Total Housing Units 11,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,873 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,502 (56.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,092 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $193,514
Average Home Value $217,390


Total Households 10,375
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 6,147
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.18% 1.16%
Households 1.1% 1.15%
Families 0.95% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Tacoma, WA 98409 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98409 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 # 108 82nd
Population Density # 81 86th
Diversity Index # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 450 23rd
Per Capita Income # 510 13th

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