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
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.226, Longitude -122.534
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 763
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 12,143
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,334
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,809

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

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Tacoma, WA 98466 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,825
Population in Households 27,685
Population in Familes 21,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 4,617
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $65,309
Average Household Income $92,216
Per Capita Income $38,464


Total Housing Units 12,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,301 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,253 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 857 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $336,725
Average Home Value $392,553


Total Households 11,554
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,309
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 0.73% 0.97%
Households 0.55% 0.88%
Families 0.42% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Tacoma, WA 98466 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98466 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 # 104 82nd
Population Density # 59 90th
Diversity Index # 160 73rd
Median Household Income # 197 66th
Per Capita Income # 133 77th

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