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Population (year 2000): 193,556. Estimated population in July 2005: 195,898 (+1.2% change)
Males: 94,419 (48.8%), Females: 99,137 (51.2%)

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Median resident age: 33.9 years
Median household income: $37,879 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,300 (year 2000)

Tacoma, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Tacoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.5%)
  • Black (11.2%)
  • Hispanic (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (6.3%)
  • American Indian (3.6%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Other Asian (2.2%)
  • Vietnamese (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.4%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.7%), Irish (10.3%), English (9.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (4.4%), Italian (3.5%).

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Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 50.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Tacoma

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tacoma city

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

11.9% Foreign born (5.7% Asia, 3.0% Europe, 2.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +13,526 (+7.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (28.0 miles pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (952.1 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: WA (3.8 miles Fircrest, WA Ruston, (5.2 miles Place, WA University (5.8 miles WA (5.9 miles Midland, WA (6.8 miles Waller, WA (6.9 miles Fife, WA Lakewood, (7.0 miles WA (7.1 miles Parkland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 483 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 1997: 388 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 1998: 439 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 1999: 431 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2000: 478 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2001: 468 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2002: 331 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2003: 277 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2004: 404 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2005: 391 buildings, average cost: $181,600

Latitude: 47.24 N, Longitude: 122.46 W

Area code: 253


Tacoma, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,487 (+10.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 41,097 (47.5%)


 

Crime in Tacoma by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 15 15 19 13 13
    per 100,000 3.1 7.7 7.7 9.8 6.7 6.7
Rapes 155 136 143 171 149 175
    per 100,000 80.1 70.3 73.9 88.3 77.0 90.4
Robberies 687 745 743 715 739 724
    per 100,000 354.9 384.9 383.9 369.4 381.8 374.1
Assaults 1,503 1,501 1,211 1,277 1,253 1,114
    per 100,000 776.5 775.5 625.7 659.8 647.4 575.5
Burglaries 2,924 2,835 2,920 3,032 3,028 2,997
    per 100,000 1510.7 1464.7 1508.6 1566.5 1564.4 1548.4
Thefts 9,432 10,360 10,033 11,728 10,096 10,361
    per 100,000 4873.0 5352.5 5183.5 6059.2 5216.1 5353.0
Auto thefts 2,666 3,013 3,305 3,240 2,934 3,222
    per 100,000 1377.4 1556.7 1707.5 1673.9 1515.8 1664.6
707.8 747.6 727.1 773.9 720.9 725.9


Average climate in Tacoma, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Bing Crosby - (1903-1977), singer and actor, Adam Smith (politician), Bryan Pittman - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Jan 20, 1977), Chris Magruder - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Apr 26, 1977), Dan Curley - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Sep 25, 1978), Jeff Conine - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: Jun 27, 1966), Jon Kitna - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Sep 21, 1972), Larry Stevens - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Jan 22, 1982), Marcus Trufant - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Dec 25, 1980), Richard Brautigan - (1935-1984), novelist, poet.


Main business address for: LABOR READY INC (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES), COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Tacoma:
  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (317 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR W BOX 5299)
  • PUGET SOUND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (215 SOUTH 36TH STREET)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (1717 J STREET/PO BOX 2197)
  • TACOMA GENERAL ALLENMORE HOSPITAL (315 S MLK JR WAY/PO BOX 5299)
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (9601 STEILCOOM BLVD SW)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tacoma:
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 15 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; ID: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 18 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tacoma:
  • TACOMA NARROWS (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TIW)
  • AMERICAN LAKE (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: W37)
  • SPANAWAY (about 12 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; ID: S44)

Amtrak station:
TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 39 $143,775 $44,238 3 $941
Financial Administration 155 $751,830 $58,206 6 $15,520
Other Government Administration 182 $838,807 $55,305 14 $25,098
Judicial and Legal 92 $454,096 $59,229 11 $22,660
Police Protection - Officers 333 $1,870,190 $67,394 0 $0
Police - Other 204 $978,798 $57,576 0 $0
Firefighters 401 $2,379,543 $71,208 0 $0
Fire - Other 28 $170,921 $73,251 1 $1,061
Local Libraries 92 $323,315 $42,171 49 $58,711
Transit 80 $355,566 $53,334 0 $0
Electric Power 861 $4,485,606 $62,517 37 $85,631
Water Supply 221 $1,103,442 $59,915 1 $412
Housing and Community Development(Local) 50 $267,279 $64,146 4 $8,008
Sewerage 201 $936,925 $55,935 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 158 $698,355 $53,039 17 $44,030
Welfare 27 $109,850 $48,822 11 $23,371
Streets and Highways 261 $1,256,310 $57,761 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $24,843 $33,124 6 $8,453
Totals for Government 3394 $17,149,451 $60,634 160 $293,895


Colleges/Universities in Tacoma:
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,710; Location: 6501 S 19TH ST; Public; Website: www.tacoma.ctc.edu)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 3,710; Location: 1101 S YAKIMA AVE; Public; Website: www.bates.ctc.edu)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 3,265; Location: 1010 122nd ST SO; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.plu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (FT enrollment: 2,754; Location: 1500 N WARNER; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.UPS.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-TACOMA CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 1,155; Location: 1900 COMMERCE ST; Public; Website: www.washington.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • BUSINESS COMPUTER TRAINING INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 318; Location: 5825 TACOMA MALL BLVD STE 103; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bcti.org)
  • NORTHWEST BAPTIST SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 60; Location: 4301 N STEVENS; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nbs.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • BJ'S BEAUTY AND BARBER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 50; Location: 5237 S TACOMA WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SEMINARY (Location: 3504 N PEARL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • WESTERN PACIFIC TRUCK SCHOOL (Location: 11020 S TACOMA WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • TRANS UNION TRAINING SCHOOL INC (Location: 4624 RIVER RD E; Private, for-profit; Website: TRANSUNION TRUCK.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tacoma:
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 7 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 9 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 5,921)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; DES MOINES, WA; FT enrollment: 4,288)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 22 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,013)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 26 miles; BREMERTON, WA; FT enrollment: 3,889)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; RENTON, WA; FT enrollment: 2,623)
Biggest public high schools in Tacoma:
  • FOSS (Students: 1,936; Location: 2112 S TYLER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LINCOLN (Students: 1,745; Location: 701 S 37TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WILSON (Students: 1,726; Location: 1202 N ORCHARD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STADIUM (Students: 1,705; Location: 111 N E ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MT TAHOMA (Students: 1,643; Location: 6229 S TYLER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FRANKLIN-PIERCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,159; Location: 11002 18TH AVE E; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 965; Location: 12420 AINSWORTH AVE S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FIFE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 777; Location: 5616 20TH ST E; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • OAKLAND ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 3319 S ADAMS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TACOMA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Students: 337; Location: 1950 PACIFIC AVENUE; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Tacoma:
  • LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,004; Location: 1717 S UNION; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BELLARMINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 986; Location: 2300 SOUTH WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TACOMA BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 549; Location: 2052 S 64TH STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ANNIE WRIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 827 N TACOMA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COVENANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: 620 SOUTH SHIRLEY STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Tacoma:
  • MORRIS FORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,039; Location: 1602 104TH STREET EAST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SPANAWAY JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 926; Location: 15701 B STREET EAST; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • PERRY G KEITHLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 838; Location: 12324 12TH AVE S; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MEEKER (Students: 787; Location: 4402 NASSAU AVE NE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BAKER (Students: 783; Location: 8320 S I ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TRUMAN (Students: 761; Location: 5801 N 35TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MASON (Students: 757; Location: 3901 N 28TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NACHES TRAIL ELEMENTARY (Students: 748; Location: 15305 WALLER ROAD EAST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JASON LEE (Students: 702; Location: 602 N SPRAGUE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GRAY (Students: 700; Location: 3109 S 60TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Tacoma:
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 202 E 56TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CHARLES BORROMEO (Students: 514; Location: 7112 S 12TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST. PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 1112 N 'G' STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS SPAN (Students: 281; Location: 17408 36TH AVE EAST PO BOX 579; Grades: PK - 6)
  • VISITATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 3306 SOUTH 58TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 5412 67TH AVE WEST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PARKLAND LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: P O BOX 44006; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE SEABURY SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 1801 NORTH EAST 53RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PUGET SOUND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 1740 SO 84TH ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 504 SOUTH 30TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Libraries in Tacoma:
  • PIERCE COUNTY (Operating income: $14,301,381; Location: 3005 112TH STREET EAST; 931,761 books; 81,934 audio materials; 68,885 video materials; 3,060 serial subscriptions)
  • TACOMA PUBLIC (Operating income: $10,315,477; Location: 1102 TACOMA AVE S; 2,119,719 books; 57,308 audio materials; 30,796 video materials; 1,651 serial subscriptions)
 

Tacoma compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Tacoma:
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tacoma:
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tacoma:
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

 

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