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Tacoma city, Washington

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Tacoma city, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 217,827
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 217,827
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 198,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 219,346
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 198,397
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,410
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 52.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $277,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,768
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $669
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,180
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 83,688
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 18.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 29.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 387,903
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,055,672
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,923,402
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,036,613
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,032
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 30.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $62,358
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $33,064
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 13,703
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,727
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,324
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,536
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,324
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 11,302
Population per square mile, 2010 3,990.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 49.72
FIPS Code 5370000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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