Also See: Tacoma, WA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Tacoma is the 3rd largest city in Washington with a population of 220,507 as of July 1, 2021. Tacoma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Tacoma is located at latitude 47.2529 and longitude -122.4443 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tacoma encompass a land area of 49.73 sq. miles and a water area of 12.68 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 249 feet.
The City of Tacoma has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tacoma is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Tacoma: Chebaulip, Commencement City, Puyallup, T'kope, T'kopt.
|Total Population||220,507 (100%)|
|Population in Households||214,220 (97.1%)|
|Population in Families||155,185 (70.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6,287 ( 2.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$66,894|
|Average Household Income||$85,331|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||24%|
|Per Capita Income||$34,134|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||94,574 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||50,019 (52.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||37,475 (39.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,080 ( 7.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$375,799|
|Average Home Value||$465,012|
|Housing Affordability Index3||95|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.54%|
|Per Capita Income||2.39%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.35%|
The table below compares Tacoma to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 33||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 308||51st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 156||25th|
|Per Capita Income||# 300||52nd|
|Diversity Index||# 65||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.