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ZIP Code 98402

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: North End
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (8:41am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.27, -122.47
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98402

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98402. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 98402. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98402, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Tacoma, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98402 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98402 is located in west Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98402 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98402 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,356
Population Density 6,748 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,933
Median Home Value $260,200
Land Area 0.94 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,286
Median Household Income $31,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male84502916245364946832634134529522413411886483129
Female794735813584082291641481541661271228179845567
Total16397642438111,0576974904894994613512561991651328696

Gender

 Male 3,872 61%
 Female 2,484 39%
Gender

Race

 White 4,334 68.2%
 Black Or African American 972 15.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 165 2.6%
 Asian 409 6.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 40 0.6%
 Other Race 84 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 352 5.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1387448299632311
Renter36484641945132820817375
Total37793346353342727119686

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 421 13%
 Single Guardian 253 8%
 Singles 2,238 68%
 Singles With Roommate 374 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 3,039 92%
 Households with Kids 247 8%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male18167201510810745866181222397189
Female22178188111378898648612213463
Total403315382321211715121416121026183460105152

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98402 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98402 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 98402 real estate data, the median home value of $260,200 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98402. Rentals in 98402 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98402 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,680 74%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,232 19%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 444 7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 331 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 91 2%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,864 73%
 Households Vacant 647 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 342 53%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 3%
 For Sale Only 188 29%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 28 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 64 10%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 722 23%
 1 Bedroom 1,689 55%
 2 Bedroom 488 16%
 3+ Bedroom 197 6%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $31,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98402 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 98402 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 98402 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,248 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,797 28%
 No Earnings 2,415 37%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,248 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,797 28%
 No Earnings 2,415 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,107 76%
 Public transportation 332 12%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 251 9%
 Worked at Home 76 3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 629 19.6%
 High School Graduate 1,660 51.8%
 Associate's degree 223 7.0%
 Bachelor's degree 409 12.8%
 Master's degree 148 4.6%
 Professional school degree 112 3.5%
 Doctorate degree 24 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 275 71%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 103 26%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98402

ZIP Code 98402 is in the Tacoma School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98402.

Tacoma School of the Arts
1818 Tacoma Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Tacoma Pierce County Education Center
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
First Presbyterian Church School
20 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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