Tacoma, WA 98466 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98466: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98466

Acceptable Alternative
Fircrest, WA 98466
University Pl, WA 98466
University Place, WA 98466

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 775
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,771
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,250
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.226, Longitude -122.534
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98466 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,366
Population in Households 27,223
Population in Familes 21,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 4,488
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 11,417
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,209 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,208 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 873 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $316,520
Average Home Value $362,466


Median Household Income $60,872
Average Household Income $86,440
Per Capita Income $36,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.74%
Households 0.43% 0.67%
Families 0.32% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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 98466 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98466 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 # 104 82nd
Population Density1 # 61 90th
Diversity Index2 # 159 73rd
Median Household Income # 210 64th
Per Capita Income # 140 76th

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