Census 2010: Washington › Tacoma

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Square miles: 62.3 Population per sq. mile: 3,990.2

  • 2010 population: 198,397
  • 2000 population: 193,556
  • Total change: 4,841 (2.5%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 61.3%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 35.1 years old

Tacoma population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native3,6481.8%3,7942.0%-3.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2,4551.2%1,7980.9%36.5%
Other race9,1644.6%5,6952.9%60.9%
Two or more races15,9768.1%12,1526.3%31.5%
*Hispanic origin22,39011.3%13,2626.9%68.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 45,637 (23.0%)

Diversity Index: 80.5%

Ages 18+

Population: 152,760 (77.0%)

Diversity Index: 58.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native9732.1%2,6751.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander7961.7%1,6591.1%
Other race3,3847.4%5,7803.8%
Two or more races8,19618.0%7,7805.1%
*Hispanic origin8,68119.0%13,7099.0%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population97,958 (49.4%)
Median age34
Population100,439 (50.6%)
Median age36.2
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1026,08613.1%13,35313.6%12,73312.7%
10 to 19 years25,29512.7%12,93513.2%12,36012.3%
20 to 29 years32,72616.5%16,46216.8%16,26416.2%
30 to 39 years28,24314.2%14,49114.8%13,75213.7%
40 to 49 years27,50213.9%14,00714.3%13,49513.4%
50 to 59 years26,32413.3%12,88613.2%13,43813.4%
60 to 69 years16,4548.3%7,8178.0%8,6378.6%
70 to 79 years8,5254.3%3,6723.7%4,8534.8%
80 and older7,2423.7%2,3352.4%4,9074.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 45,716 (58.2%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.4
Households 32,825 (41.8%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 17,378 22.1% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 12,330 15.7% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 2,182 2.8% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 2,239 2.9% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 4,739 6.0% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 6,848 8.7% ...
Single male living alone 11,582 14.7% n/a
Single female living alone 13,772 17.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 7,471 9.5% n/a
Total 78,541 100% n/a
Family households 45,716 58.2% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 21,417 27.3% ...
Non-family households 32,825 41.8% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 16,694 21.3% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.6
Avg. household size2.3
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties3.2%
Renter-occupied properties8.5%
Overall vacancy rate8.4%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant7,245 8.4%
For rent3,3723.9%
Rented, but unoccupied1560.2%
For sale1,3871.6%
Sold, but unoccupied2390.3%
Seasonal use only2590.3%
Other vacant units1,8322.1%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team