Tacoma, WA 98422 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98422: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98422

Not Acceptable, USPS
Browns Point, WA 98422
Dash Point, WA 98422

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 102
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,074
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 675
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.294, Longitude -122.392
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98422 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,758
Daytime Population: Workers 2,879
Daytime Population: Residents 10,186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,065
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 20,607
Population in Familes 17,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density2 3,032
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $87,490
Average Household Income $112,092
Per Capita Income $41,295


Total Housing Units 7,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,813 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,788 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $376,882
Average Home Value $436,066


Total Households 7,601
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 5,575
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 0.65% 0.76%
Households 0.47% 0.72%
Families 0.41% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Tacoma, WA 98422 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98422 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 # 161 73rd
Population Density # 102 83rd
Diversity Index # 127 78th
Median Household Income # 57 90th
Per Capita Income # 80 86th

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