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ZIP Code 98409

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: South Tacoma
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (11:59pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.21, -122.47
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98409

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98409. 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 98409. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98409, 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
Acceptable:
Lakewood

Stats and Demographics for the 98409 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98409 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98409 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 small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98409 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,989
Population Density 3,234 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,992
Median Home Value $166,700
Land Area 7.11 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,993
Median Household Income $46,886

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0268237748221,0251,1969007897417387255824152541701198578
Female9547957317731,2061,273910774751745757614443274229170157171
Total1,9801,6181,5051,5952,2312,4691,8101,5631,4921,4831,4821,196858528399289242249

Gender

 Male 11,262 49%
 Female 11,727 51%
Gender

Race

 White 12,777 56%
 Black Or African American 3,843 17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 358 2%
 Asian 1,752 8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 419 2%
 Other Race 1,457 6%
 Two Or More Races 2,383 10%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner73562749927693380250118
Renter8191,66294889455522210041
Total8922,2241,6971,8211,248602350159

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,985 33%
 Single Guardian 2,439 27%
 Singles 2,562 28%
 Singles With Roommate 1,007 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,763 64%
 Households with Kids 3,230 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male202208203193169157172165160155185152158124145149181166181175
Female189195197180153174151158159147151156136141149130157155182196
Total391403400373322331323323319302336308294265294279338321363371

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98409 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98409 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 98409 real estate data, the median home value of $166,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98409 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98409 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98409 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 22,785 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 109 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 95 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,034 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 718 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,241 52%
 Households Vacant 999 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 556 56%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 2%
 For Sale Only 121 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 32 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 261 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 231 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,496 27%
 2 Bedroom 2,599 47%
 3+ Bedroom 1,168 21%
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 $46,886 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98409 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. More commuters in 98409 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,567 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,861 26%
 No Earnings 6,278 34%
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 7,567 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,861 26%
 No Earnings 6,278 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,597 90.4%
 Public transportation 302 2.8%
 Taxicab 40 0.4%
 Motorcycle 16 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 348 3.3%
 Worked at Home 318 3.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,076 15%
 High School Graduate 4,310 60%
 Associate's degree 580 8%
 Bachelor's degree 818 11%
 Master's degree 298 4%
 Professional school degree 95 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,216 74.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 199 4.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 915 21.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98409

ZIP Code 98409 is in the Tacoma School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98409.

Arlington
3002 South 72nd St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Edison
5830 South Pine St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Gray
6229 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Manitou Park
4330 South 66th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Madison Headstart
3102 South 43rd St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Washington Virtual Academy
2601 South 35th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Monroe School District
Mt Tahoma
4634 South 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Oakland High School
3319 South Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Visitation Catholic School
3306 S 58th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Tacoma Baptist Schools
2052 S 64th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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