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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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
217,827

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.4%
5 - 17:
15.2%
18 - 24:
9.7%
25 - 34:
17.5%
35 - 54:
26.3%
55 - 64:
11.9%
Over 65 Years:
13.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.7%
5.7%
High School Graduates
89.2%
89.2%
College Graduated
29.7%
29.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Tacoma
$33,064
$33,064
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Tacoma
$62,358
$62,358
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
14.6%

Employment Industries in Tacoma

 
Healthcare
15.8%
15.8%
Retail
11.8%
11.8%
Education
8.7%
8.7%
Manufacturing
8.4%
8.4%
Accommodation
7.4%
7.4%
Public Service
6.5%
6.5%
Transportation
6.4%
6.4%
Construction
6.2%
6.2%
Other
5.5%
5.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.9%
4.9%
Administration
4.5%
4.5%
Arts
3.2%
3.2%
Finance
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.8%
2.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
58.5%
58.5%
Black Or African American
10.2%
10.2%
American Indian And Alaska Native
1.3%
1.3%
Asian
8.6%
8.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
1.0%
1.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
8.4%
8.4%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
12.0%
12.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
14.6%
14.6%
Irish
10.8%
10.8%
English
8.2%
8.2%
Norwegian
4.5%
4.5%
Italian
3.7%
3.7%
French
2.8%
2.8%
Swedish
2.6%
2.6%
European
2.4%
2.4%
Scottish
2.1%
2.1%
African
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.6%
1.6%
Dutch
1.4%
1.4%
Ukrainian
1.0%
1.0%
Scandinavian
1.0%
1.0%
Russian
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
Welsh
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.8%
0.8%
Danish
0.6%
0.6%
French Canadian
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
81.2%
81.2%
Spanish
6.9%
6.9%
Vietnamese
2.1%
2.1%
Slavic languages
1.3%
1.3%
Korean
1.2%
1.2%
Tagalog
1.0%
1.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.7%
0.7%
German/Yiddish
0.6%
0.6%
Native American languages
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Other Indo-European
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Langs. of India
0.2%
0.2%
Japanese
0.2%
0.2%
Scandinavian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Tacoma Residents:
13.0%