Most Expensive Tacoma Neighborhoods
|2||Dash Point / Browns Point|
|4||Schuster Pky / N 30th St|
|5||U of Washington-Tacoma Campus / Tacoma Ave S|
|7||Corban U School of Ministry / N Stevens St|
|8||33rd St NE / Browns Point Blvd NE|
|9||N Fremont Cir / Freemont St|
|10||Faith Evangelical College & Seminary / N Vassault St|
Tacoma is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 205,159 people and 63 constituent neighborhoods, Tacoma is the third largest community in Washington.
Tacoma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tacoma is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tacoma who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (9.92%) and management occupations (8.69%).
Another interesting thing about Tacoma, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Tacoma is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Tacoma is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Tacoma area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Tacoma who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.51% of adults in Tacoma have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tacoma in 2010 was $26,805, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,220 for a family of four. However, Tacoma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tacoma is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tacoma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tacoma residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tacoma also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tacoma include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, Italian and French.
The most common language spoken in Tacoma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||78,761|
|TACOMA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||49.61%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||50.39%|
|TYPE OF TACOMA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||62.70%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.54%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.09%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||26.28%|
|SIZE OF TACOMA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.47%|
|AGE OF TACOMA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.63%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||33.63%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||28.54%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||27.21%|
|TACOMA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$265,844|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,225|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $61,000||2.83%|
|$61,001 - $123,000||3.92%|
|$123,001 - $245,000||40.83%|
|$245,001 - $368,000||29.32%|
|$368,001 - $491,000||12.06%|
|$491,001 - $613,000||5.08%|
|$613,001 - $920,000||4.33%|
|$920,001 - $1,227,000||0.95%|
|PEOPLE OF TACOMA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.81%|
|5 TO 17||15.43%|
|18 TO 24||10.77%|
|25 TO 34||15.85%|
|35 TO 54||26.91%|
|55 TO 64||11.93%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.30%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||87.53%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$51,269|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$26,805|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||17.90%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.97%)
Public Service (6.04%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.24%)
Real estate (2.66%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||10.55%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.31%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||1.33%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.85%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||8.02%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.02%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (16.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.66%)
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) (1.46%)
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