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0.84% growth
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1.51% growth
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2.45% growth
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-1.64% decline

About the photo: This is the outside of the "hot shop", at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. The cone design was inspired by the wood "beehive burners" of the sawmills that once lined the waterways of Tacoma. It is made of 2,800 diamond-shaped stainless steel panels.


The economy of Tacoma, WA employs 93,339 people. The economy of Tacoma, WA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Public Admin.; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.34; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tacoma, WA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (14,836), Retail trade (10,510), and Educational Services (8,011), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,269), Utilities ($63,500), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,820).

Median household income in Tacoma, WA is $52,042. Males in Tacoma, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,270. The income inequality of Tacoma, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tacoma, WA. In Pierce County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,087. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Tacoma, WA is home to a population of 203,481 people, from which 93.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tacoma, WA is composed of 121,827 White residents (59.9%), 23,345 Hispanic residents (11.5%), 20,821 Black residents (10.2%), 18,098 Asian residents (8.89%), and 14,720 Two+ residents (7.23%). The most common foreign languages in Tacoma, WA are Spanish (13,728 speakers), Vietnamese (4,113 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (2,992 speakers), but compared to other places, Tacoma, WA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (2,992 speakers), Other Slavic (1,313 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (1,413 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tacoma, WA awarded 6,521 degrees. The student population of Tacoma, WA is skewed towards females, with 2,639 male students and 3,882 female students. Most students in Tacoma, WA are White (3,727 and 57.2%), followed by Unknown (548 and 8.4%), Black or African American (540 and 8.28%), and Hispanic or Latino (489 and 7.5%). The largest universities in Tacoma, WA by number of graduates are Tacoma Community College (2,037 and 31.2%), University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (1,620 and 24.8%), and Bates Technical College (1,243 and 19.1%). The most popular majors in Tacoma, WA are General Psychology (213 and 3.27%), General Computer & Information Sciences (172 and 2.64%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (116 and 1.78%). The median tuition costs in Tacoma, WA are $44,740 for private four year colleges, and $10,768 and $33,072 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Tacoma, WA is $203,600, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $207,000 to $203,600, a -1.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Tacoma, WA is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tacoma, WA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tacoma, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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