Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
130,621
1.72% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.3
2.02% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.3%
10.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,635
3.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$304,700
12.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
66,341
4.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA had a population of 131k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $63,635. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew from 128,414 to 130,621, a 1.72% increase and its median household income grew from $61,478 to $63,635, a 3.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.67%), and White (Hispanic) (5.12%).

14.7% of the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,939 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Puget Sound (895 degrees), and Bates Technical College (808 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was $304,700, and the homeownership rate was 51%. Most people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 131k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.88% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (12.9k people).

In 2020, there were 6.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.4k people) in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are Spanish (7,113 households), Vietnamese (1,868 households), and Russian (1,208 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.4k ± 2.29k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.28k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 915
11.2%
Hispanic Population
14.6k people

In 2020, there were 6.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.4k people) in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.2% of the people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are hispanic (14.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,113 households (5.8%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,868 households (1.52%)
  3. Russian
    1,208 households (0.985%)

14.7% of the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 5.8% of the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.88%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.9k people
9.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people

As of 2020, 9.88% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents (12.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 9.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,774 ± 1,279 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,835 ± 1,044 people
  3. Philippines
    919 ± 742 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,774 Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,835 and Philippines with 919.

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Citizenship

95.8%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.8% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,673 ± 491
  2. Vietnam
    2,957 ± 419
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,013 ± 439

Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is $63,635. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $154,489, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $140,076 and $130,834.

Males in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,648. The income inequality in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA employs 66.3k people. The largest industries in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,847 people), Construction (4,046 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,807 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of other health practitioners ($140,986), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($120,399), and Travel arrangements & reservation services ($100,862).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,635
2020 value
± $2,308
3.51%
1 Year Growth
± 4.74%

Households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $63,635, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,478 in 2019, which represents a 3.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$63,183
Average Male Salary in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
± $8,001
$51,648
Average Female Salary in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
± $6,165

In 2020, full-time male employees in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
  1. Two or More Races
    $56,268 ± $24,152
  2. White
    $54,952 ± $5,847
  3. American Indian
    $46,064 ± $29,601

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA.

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Wage Distribution

0.418
2020 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
0.411
2019 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA

In 2020, the income inequality in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 0.418 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.77% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $154,489, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $140,076 and $130,834.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA (17k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    9,406 ± 807
  2. Black
    2,710 ± 539
  3. Hispanic
    2,173 ± 367

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

66.3k
2020 Value
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 4.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 63.6k employees to 66.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,033 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,631 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,583 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,033 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,631 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,583 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Military officer special & tactical operations leaders (16.5 times higher than expected), Gaming services workers (6.5 times), and Military, rank not specified (5.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Physicians ($206,557), Construction managers ($159,725), and Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders ($142,758).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.3k
2020 Value
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 4.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 63.6k employees to 66.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,847 people), Construction (4,046 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,807 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,847 people), Construction (4,046 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,807 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of U. S. Army (8.07 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.22 times), and Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers (3.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Offices of other health practitioners ($140,986), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($120,399), and Travel arrangements & reservation services ($100,862).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Washington
58% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 75% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 73.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 75% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA awarded 3,804 degrees. The student population of Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 5,284 male students and 5,866 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are White (1,997 and 54.7%), followed by Asian (436 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (413 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (289 and 7.92%).

The largest universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,939 and 51%), University of Puget Sound (895 and 23.5%), and Bates Technical College (808 and 21.2%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are General Computer & Information Sciences (248 and 6.52%), General Business Administration & Management (234 and 6.15%), and General Psychology (229 and 6.02%).

The median tuition costs in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are $52,495 for private four year colleges, and $10,629 and $37,998 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 229 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 207 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 182 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was General Psychology with 229 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,939 degrees awarded
  2. 895 degrees awarded
  3. 808 degrees awarded
$10,629
Median In-State Public
$52,495
Median Private

In 2020, the Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Washington-Tacoma Campus with 1,939 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,638
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,166
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,638 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, which is 0.756 times less than the 2,166 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,997 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    436 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    413 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was White students. These 1,997 degrees mean that there were 4.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 436 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was $304,700 in 2020, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $270,100 to $304,700, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$304,700
2020 Median
± $8,226
$270,100
2019 Median
± $4,967

In 2020, the median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew to to $304,700 from the previous year's value of $270,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$63,635
Median Household Income
± $2,308
54.1k
Number of Households
± 1,834

In 2020, the median household income of the 54.1k households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew to $63,635 from the previous year's value of $61,478.

The following chart displays the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51%
2020 Homeownership
49.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 51% of the housing units in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.34% of the workforce in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.91%)

In 2020, 71.3% of workers in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.9%) and those who worked at home (6.91%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 8.02% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$4,328
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,851
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,997
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.9%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
8.02%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2.92%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA declined by 6.34% from 7.37% to 6.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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