Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2019 Population
128,414
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
34.6
0.29% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
14.8%
12.6% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$61,478
7.89% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$270,100
10.7% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
63,564
2.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA had a population of 128k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $61,478. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew from 127,093 to 128,414, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $56,984 to $61,478, a 7.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.78%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.66%), and White (Hispanic) (5.27%). 15.3% of the households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.9% 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 (1,909 degrees awarded in 2019), Bates Technical College (946 degrees), and University of Puget Sound (774 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was $270,100, and the homeownership rate was 49.3%. Most people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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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.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 128k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 17% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (21.9k people).

In 2019, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.9k people) in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are Spanish (6,921 speakers), Vietnamese (1,984 speakers), and Khmer (1,213 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.9k ± 1.78k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 1.11k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 1.13k
10.8%
Hispanic Population
13.9k people

In 2019, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.9k people) in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are hispanic (13.9k 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 Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,921 speakers (5.75%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,984 speakers (1.65%)
  3. Khmer
    1,213 speakers (1.01%)

15.3% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 5.75% of the overall population of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 1.65% speak Vietnamese and 1.01% speak Khmer, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.9k people
10.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2019, 17% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents (21.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,610 ± 1,242 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,941 ± 1,073 people
  3. Philippines
    915 ± 740 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,610 Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,941 and Philippines with 915.

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Citizenship

95.9%
2019 Citizenship
95.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.9% of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,703 ± 508
  2. Vietnam
    2,712 ± 325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,616 ± 292

Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is $61,478. In 2019, 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 $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

Males in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,972. The income inequality in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA employs 63.6k people. The largest industries in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,792 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,944 people), and Construction (3,747 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of other health practitioners ($137,201), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($104,442), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($104,112).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,478
2019 value
± $2,030
7.89%
1 Year Growth
± 4.43%

Households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $61,478, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,984 in 2018, which represents a 7.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,682
Average Male Salary in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
± $7,186
$50,972
Average Female Salary in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
± $6,025

In 2019, full-time male employees in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA made 1.19 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. White
    $53,343 ± $5,670
  2. Two or More Races
    $45,756 ± $16,974
  3. Asian
    $39,921 ± $15,307

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA.

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Wage Distribution

0.411
2019 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA
0.417
2018 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA

In 2019, the income inequality in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was 0.411 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.45% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2019, 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 $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

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 Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA (18.6k out of 125k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. 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
    10,660 ± 831
  2. Hispanic
    2,637 ± 424
  3. Black
    2,376 ± 379

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

63.6k
2019 Value
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.83%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 61.8k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,673 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,494 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 (1,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,673 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,494 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 Archivists, curators, & museum technicians (6.38 times higher than expected), Photographers (4.63 times), and Directors, religious activities & education (4.36 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 ($199,002), Chief executives & legislators ($146,752), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives ($112,425).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.6k
2019 Value
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.83%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 61.8k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,792 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,944 people), and Construction (3,747 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 (4,792 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,944 people), and Construction (3,747 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Water transportation (5.98 times higher than expected), U. S. Army (5.62 times), and Nail salons & other personal care services (3.99 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 ($137,201), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($104,442), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($104,112).

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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. $79.3B
  2. $39.1B
  3. $32.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $79.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.1B) and Electronics ($32.9B).

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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$443B
2018 Value in Washington
$972B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
120% growth

In 2018, total outbound Washington trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 120% to $972B by 2045.

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. $31.9B
  2. $19.7B
  3. $10.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $31.9B, followed by California with $19.7B and Illinois and $10.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.85%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington
52.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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 2019, universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA awarded 3,780 degrees. The student population of Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 5,836 male students and 6,773 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are White (1,943 and 53.5%), followed by Asian (410 and 11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (409 and 11.3%), and Unknown (334 and 9.19%).

The largest universities in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,909 and 50.5%), Bates Technical College (946 and 25%), and University of Puget Sound (774 and 20.5%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are General Computer & Information Sciences (269 and 7.12%), General Psychology (237 and 6.27%), and General Business Administration & Management (181 and 4.79%).

The median tuition costs in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA are $51,470 for private four year colleges, and $10,370 and $37,071 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 237 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 159 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was General Psychology with 237 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. 1,909 degrees awarded
  2. 946 degrees awarded
  3. 774 degrees awarded
$10,370
Median In-State Public
$51,470
Median Private

In 2019, the Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Washington-Tacoma Campus with 1,909 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,763
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,017
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,763 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA, which is 0.874 times less than the 2,017 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 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
    1,943 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    410 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    409 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Pierce County (Central)--Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was White students. These 1,943 degrees mean that there were 4.74 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 410 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA was $270,100 in 2019, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $243,900 to $270,100, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA is 49.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 28.2 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

$270,100
2019 Median
± $4,967
$243,900
2018 Median
± $5,052

In 2019, the median property value in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew to to $270,100 from the previous year's value of $243,900.

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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$61,478
Median Household Income
± $2,030
52k
Number of Households
± 1,601

In 2019, the median household income of the 52k households in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA grew to $61,478 from the previous year's value of $56,984.

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

49.3%
2019 Homeownership
47.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 49.3% 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 47.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. 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

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.93% 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 2019
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Public Transit (7.25%)

In 2019, 72.5% of workers in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.25%).

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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 1 car.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 7.43% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 3.25% 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).

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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

7.37%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
7.43%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
3.25%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tacoma City (Central) PUMA, WA declined by 13.4% from 8.5% to 7.37%.

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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