Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
102,429
22.8% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
2.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
12.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,923
4.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$349,500
2.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA had a population of 102k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $70,923. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA declined from 132,717 to 102,429, a −22.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,884 to $70,923, a 4.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.5%), and White (Hispanic) (5.37%).

22.5% of the households in Tacoma City (South) 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.

93.6% of the residents in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are Summit Salon Academy (459550) (83 degrees awarded in 2022), BJ's Beauty & Barber College-Tacoma Campus (41 degrees), and UEI College-Tacoma (1 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was $349,500, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 102k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.7% of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (15.1k people).

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.5k people) in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.1k Asian (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 (South) PUMA, WA are Spanish (8,130 households), Vietnamese (2,791 households), and Khmer (2,465 households).

Citizenship

93.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.6% of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.5k ± 2.01k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 1.35k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 1.14k
16.1%
Hispanic Population
16.5k people

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.5k people) in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.1% of the people in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are hispanic (16.5k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

14.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.1k people
10.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14k people

As of 2022, 14.7% of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA residents (15.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,130 households (8.55%)
  2. Vietnamese
    2,791 households (2.93%)
  3. Khmer
    2,465 households (2.59%)

22.5% of the households in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 8.55% of the households in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,150 ± 506
  2. Vietnam
    2,178 ± 343
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,163 ± 289

Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA employs 53.5k people. The largest industries in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are Restaurants & Food Services (3,667 people), Construction (3,301 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,209 people), and the highest paying industries are Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($117,746), Computer Systems Design ($111,067), and Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($97,168).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,676
Women
46.2%
35,665
Men
53.8%

The workforce of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA in 2020 was 66,341 people, with 46.2% woman, and 53.8% men.

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Occupations

53.5k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 67.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,758 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,347 people), and Personal care aides (1,235 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53.5k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 67.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,667 people), Construction (3,301 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,209 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,510
Median earning men ± $1,157
$41,011
Median earning women ± $1,825

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,050), Construction ($62,051), and Manufacturing ($54,603).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,324), Construction ($51,549), and Wholesale Trade ($51,198).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

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

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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%).

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.

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.

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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 2022, universities in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 140 male students and 526 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are White (61 and 48.8%), followed by Two or More Races (26 and 20.8%), Black or African American (17 and 13.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 7.2%).

The largest universities in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Summit Salon Academy (459550) (83 and 66.4%), BJ's Beauty & Barber College-Tacoma Campus (41 and 32.8%), and UEI College-Tacoma (1 and 0.8%).

The most popular majors in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA are General Cosmetology (51 and 40.8%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (45 and 36%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (13 and 10.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.2% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.23% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (25.4k), Some college (20.6k), and Bachelors Degree (14k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was $349,500 in 2022, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $340,600 to $349,500, a 2.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA is $70,923. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$349,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,004
$22,705
Median Property Taxes
±$1,095

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.1% of the housing units in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,923
Median Household Income
± $2,607
38.4k
Number of Households
± 1,747

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.4k households in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA grew to $70,923 from the previous year's value of $67,884.

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Wage Distribution

0.394
2022 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA
0.422
2021 Wage GINI in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was 0.394 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 6.63% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.73%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (7.73%).

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.25% of the workforce in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tacoma City (South) 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 (South) PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA (14.2k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

91.4% of the population of Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 27.8% on Medicaid, 6.86% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 3.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.59%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
27.8%
Medicaid
6.86%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
3.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tacoma City (South) PUMA, WA grew by 22.4% from 7.02% to 8.59%.

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