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Tacoma Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Tacoma Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
219,346

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.4%
5 - 17:
14.4%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
17.9%
35 - 54:
26.1%
55 - 64:
12.1%
Over 65 Years:
13.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
5.3%
5.3%
90.0%
90.0%
30.2%
30.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Tacoma
USA
$34,759
$34,759
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Tacoma
USA
$64,457
$64,457
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.8%

Employment Industries in Tacoma

 
Healthcare
Retail
Education
Manufacturing
Accommodation
Transportation
Construction
Public Service
Other
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Administration
Wholesale
Arts
Finance
15.4%
15.4%
11.6%
11.6%
9.2%
9.2%
8.4%
8.4%
7.1%
7.1%
6.9%
6.9%
6.5%
6.5%
6.3%
6.3%
5.5%
5.5%
4.9%
4.9%
4.3%
4.3%
3.6%
3.6%
2.9%
2.9%
2.7%
2.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black or African American
Other Race / Two or More Races
Asian
American Indian and Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
57.6%
57.6%
11.9%
11.9%
10.3%
10.3%
9.3%
9.3%
8.6%
8.6%
1.4%
1.4%
0.9%
0.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
Irish
English
Norwegian
Italian
French
European
Swedish
Scottish
African
Polish
Dutch
Scandinavian
Scots-Irish
Ukrainian
Russian
Welsh
British
Danish
French Canadian
14.5%
14.5%
10.3%
10.3%
8.6%
8.6%
4.5%
4.5%
3.7%
3.7%
2.6%
2.6%
2.6%
2.6%
2.5%
2.5%
2.2%
2.2%
1.8%
1.8%
1.3%
1.3%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Vietnamese
Slavic languages
Korean
Tagalog
Pacific Island languages
German/Yiddish
Native American languages
Chinese
Russian
French
Other Indo-European
Japanese
Laotian
African languages
Langs. of India
Scandinavian languages
Serbo-Croatian
Portuguese
82.3%
82.3%
6.7%
6.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.3%
1.3%
1.1%
1.1%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Tacoma Residents:
12.1%