Tacoma, WA 98402 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98402: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98402

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.247, Longitude -122.441
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,148
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 4,055
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,485
    • Single Family Addresses: 570

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Tacoma, WA 98402 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,763
Population in Households 4,660
Population in Familes 1,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,103
Population Density1 5,445
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $29,647
Average Household Income $53,642
Per Capita Income $30,911


Total Housing Units 3,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (10.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,636 (77.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $286,685
Average Home Value $504,692


Total Households 2,993
Average Household Size 1.56
Family Households 610
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.31% 2.2%
Households 0.88% 2.78%
Families 0.55% 2.73%
Median Household Income   5.5%
Per Capita Income   3.61%

Tacoma, WA 98402 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98402 to the other 581 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 281 52nd
Population Density # 37 94th
Diversity Index # 105 82nd
Median Household Income # 570 2nd
Per Capita Income # 264 55th

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