Everything You Need to Know About the City of Tacoma Washington

In 2017, Tacoma, WA had a population of 207k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $55,506 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tacoma, WA grew from 205,602 to 207,280, a 0.816 percent increase and its median household income grew from $53,553 dollars to $55,506 dollars, a 3.65 percent increase.

The population of Tacoma, WA is 60.3 percent White Alone, 11.6 percent Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69 percent Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tacoma, WA speak a non-English language, and 93.9 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tacoma, WA are Tacoma Community College (1,894 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,716 degrees), and Bates Technical College (1,178 degrees).

The median property value in Tacoma, WA is $227,200 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 50.4 percent. Most people in Tacoma, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Tacoma, WA is 2 cars per household.


Education in Tacoma

In 2017, universities in Tacoma, WA awarded 6,063 degrees. The student population of Tacoma, WA is skewed towards women, with 7,773 male students and 10,764 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tacoma, WA are White (3,145 and 54.1 percent), followed by Unknown (564 and 9.7 percent), Asian (539 and 9.27 percent), and Black or African American (501 and 8.61 percent).

The largest universities in Tacoma, WA by the number of degrees awarded are Tacoma Community College (1,894 and 31.2 percent), University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,716 and 28.3 percent), and Bates Technical College (1,178 and 19.4 percent).

The most popular majors in Tacoma, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (664 and 11 percent), General Computer & Information Sciences (287 and 4.73 percent), and General Psychology (220 and 3.63 percent).

The median tuition costs in Tacoma, WA is $27,336 dollars for private four-year colleges, and $6,923 dollars and $21,914 dollars respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Tacoma

The economy of Tacoma, WA employs 98.1k people and Tacoma has an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent. Tacoma has seen the job market increase by 1.8 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.9 percent, which is higher than the US average of 33.5 percent. The biggest industries in Tacoma, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,439 people), Manufacturing (8,678 people), and Retail Trade (11,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,321 dollars), Public Administration ($56,019 dollars), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,304 dollars).

Households in Tacoma, Washington have a median annual income of $55,506 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,553 dollars in 2016, which represents a 3.65 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Tacoma

– The Sales Tax Rate for Tacoma is 10.1 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Tacoma is 0.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Tacoma

– The average earnings of a Tacoma resident are $26,805 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Tacoma resident is $51,269 dollars a year.