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ZIP Code 98406

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: West End
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (1:54pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.26, -122.51
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98406

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98406. 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 98406. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98406, 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 98406 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98406 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 98406 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98406 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,610
Population Density 5,064 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,220
Median Home Value $269,900
Land Area 4.27 sq mi
Water Area 0.41 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,562
Median Household Income $58,969

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5925215376011,007689705611724762770661623387275225192243
Female5605185106491,084686721622740795872839714457360330384644
Total1,1521,0391,0471,2502,0911,3751,4261,2331,4641,5571,6421,5001,337844635555576887

Gender

 Male 10,125 47%
 Female 11,485 53%
Gender

Race

 White 17,836 82.5%
 Black Or African American 1,087 5.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 190 0.9%
 Asian 810 3.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 101 0.5%
 Other Race 332 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,254 5.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner605849541,3281,399743583259
Renter552821543569391229216331
Total6121,4051,4971,8971,790972799590

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,775 39%
 Single Guardian 1,401 15%
 Singles 3,398 36%
 Singles With Roommate 988 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,241 76%
 Households with Kids 2,321 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male127134108961021021091149410211411297112122104127105143244
Female1041151041201138711810694102919299126122112111127177252
Total231249212216215189227220188204205204196238244216238232320496

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98406 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98406 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98406 real estate data, the median home value of $269,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98406. Rentals in 98406 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98406 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,048 97.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 68 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 50 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 239 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 173 0.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 32 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,433 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,477 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,652 36%
 Households Vacant 658 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 339 52%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Sale Only 117 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 35 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 109 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 275 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,011 26%
 2 Bedroom 1,707 43%
 3+ Bedroom 938 24%
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 $58,969 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98406 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 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 98406 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,369 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,245 28%
 No Earnings 6,253 33%
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 7,369 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,245 28%
 No Earnings 6,253 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,712 81.3%
 Public transportation 457 4.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 38 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,051 9.8%
 Worked at Home 453 4.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 506 7%
 High School Graduate 3,388 48%
 Associate's degree 505 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,562 22%
 Master's degree 771 11%
 Professional school degree 171 2%
 Doctorate degree 105 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,431 75.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 589 18.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 203 6.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98406

ZIP Code 98406 is in the Tacoma School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98406.

Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Tacoma School District
Downing
2502 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Grant
1018 North Prospect St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Jefferson
6501 North 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Skyline
2301 North Mildred St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Wilson
1202 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Day Reporting School
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District

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