Tacoma, WA

TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.9.20)

 

AGE IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years14,6326.8%
25 to 29 years20,0029.2%
30 to 34 years18,0268.3%
35 to 39 years18,4908.5%
40 to 44 years13,6346.3%
45 to 49 years14,6466.8%
50 to 54 years12,1655.6%
55 to 59 years12,9086.0%
60 to 64 years10,6414.9%
65 to 69 years11,1355.1%
70 to 74 years7,2943.4%
75 to 79 years5,0972.4%
80 to 84 years2,6761.2%
85+ years3,5191.6%

The median age in Tacoma is 35.9 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White142,45465.9%
Black or African American20,3749.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,9201.8%
Asian20,4359.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,9021.3%
Other4,3072.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade4,5283.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma8,6165.7%
High school graduate (includes GED)39,92026.5%
Some college, no degree32,06421.3%
Associate’s degree15,54410.3%
Bachelor’s degree32,90121.9%
Graduate or professional degree16,83711.2%
High school graduate or higher137,26691.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher49,73833.1%
Less than Bachelor’s degree100,67266.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0007.7%
$10,000 to $14,9994.1%
$15,000 to $24,9998.8%
$25,000 to $34,9998.8%
$35,000 to $49,99913.3%
$50,000 to $74,99919.5%
$75,000 to $99,99913.1%
$100,000 to $149,99915.0%
$150,000 to $199,9995.4%
$200,000 or more4.4%

Median household income: $58,617

Mean household income: $75,649

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$25,903
High school graduate (includes GED)$31,885
Some college or Associate’s degree$37,909
Bachelor’s degree$52,197
Graduate or professional degree$70,689

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 178,654 NA
Never married71,95540.3%
Now married (except separated)70,81739.6%
Separated3,1121.7%
Widowed9,0245.1%
Divorced23,74613.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line32,71215.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Owner-occupied housing units41,911
Renter-occupied housing units40,629
Single-family detached units55,343
Homeownership rate50.8%
Vacancy rate7.9%
Renters rate49.2%
Average housing value$292,759
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,371
Average rent$997

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Average income$75,649
Average household size2.47
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force65.1%
Percent disabled15.0%
Percent with health coverage91.5%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)29.4
Percent workers using public transportation6.2%
Percent veterans11.1%
Percent foreign born13.5%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.8%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Total consumer expenditures per household$66,885.22
Alcoholic beverages$530.96
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$311.06
Beer consumed away from home$91.53
Wine consumed away from home$49.63
Apparel & services$1,939.47
Men’s apparel$378.43
Women’s apparel$651.67
Children’s apparel$287.39
Boys’ apparel$98.71
Girls’ apparel$107.43
Footwear$442.58
Dining out (food away from home)$3,307.90
Dining out – Breakfast$341.20
Dining out – Lunch$1,015.45
Dining out – Dinner$1,546.86
Education$1,422.66
Entertainment / recreation$2,871.43
Club membership fees$215.73
Dating services$0.77
Pet food$221.20
Pet services$58.10
Food consumed at home$4,668.51
Bakery products consumed at home$612.09
Dairy products consumed at home$479.68
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$924.63
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,038.45
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$453.04
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,613.66
Health care$5,140.95
Medical services$952.23
Nonprescription drugs$125.74
Household Services$1,818.72
Care for the elderly and handicapped$63.76
Lawn and garden services$382.19
Housekeeping services$156.33
PC repair$6.08
Housing$21,444.22
Home improvements$2,225.42
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,300.97
Phone services$1,586.07
Water$619.29
Life and other insurance$380.35
Pensions and social security$7,143.44
Personal care products and services$791.55
Hair care products$96.74
Personal care products$340.48
Local transportation$7,547.26
Gasoline$1,971.38
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,047.67
Travel$1,980.23
Airline fares$496.31
Auto / truck rental on trips$23.68
Lodging on trips$537.45
Food and drink on trips$479.03
Entertainment on trips$165.38

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN PIERCE COUNTY (home to TACOMA, WASHINGTON)

% with any debt in collections25%
Average debt in collections$1,925
% with medical debt in collections9%
Average medical debt in collections$605
% with student loan debt16%
Average student loan debt$16,790
Average monthly student loan payment$164
% with auto debt35%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

YearPopulationPercent
January 20196,9236.4%
February 20196,5486.1%
March 20196,4155.9%
April 20196,0075.6%
May 20195,8415.4%
June 20195,9365.5%
July 20195,7595.3%
August 20195,8925.4%
September 20195,0084.6%
October 20195,2264.7%
November 20195,5475.0%
December 20195,4874.9%
January 20205,9615.3%
February 20205,8565.2%
March 20205,8235.3%
April 202022,29219.6%
May 202022,31719.2%
June 202014,99413.2%
July 202016,36313.9%
August 202013,07211.4%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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