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ZIP Code 98424

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (6:42am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.23, -122.36
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98424

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98424. 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 98424. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98424, 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:
Fife

Stats and Demographics for the 98424 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98424 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 98424 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98424 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,140
Population Density 1,608 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,229
Median Home Value $242,300
Land Area 6.31 sq mi
Water Area 0.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,952
Median Household Income $58,892

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male47036030731740252350644239435731123516810994533421
Female46635930729542955848439434831929026515913583565337
Total9367196146128311,0819908367426766015003272441771098758

Gender

 Male 5,103 50%
 Female 5,037 50%
Gender

Race

 White 5,764 57%
 Black Or African American 806 8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 303 3%
 Asian 1,527 15%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 256 3%
 Other Race 724 7%
 Two Or More Races 760 7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner283834223432711338427
Renter2586794854462411053512
Total2861,06290778951223811939

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,635 41%
 Single Guardian 808 20%
 Singles 1,120 28%
 Singles With Roommate 389 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,523 64%
 Households with Kids 1,429 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male79109848879875959766964626052457574566776
Female10589948389757666536060635965606655456957
Total184198178171168162135125129129124125119117105141129101136133

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98424 has a small 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 98424 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 98424 real estate data, the median home value of $242,300 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 98424. Rentals in 98424 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98424 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,054 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 20 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 66 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,442 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 249 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,261 53%
 Households Vacant 277 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 155 56%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 3%
 For Sale Only 39 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 55 20%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 34 2%
 1 Bedroom 727 33%
 2 Bedroom 926 42%
 3+ Bedroom 533 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 $58,892 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98424 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. Most commuters in 98424 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 4,034 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,716 22%
 No Earnings 2,111 27%
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 4,034 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,716 22%
 No Earnings 2,111 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,465 88%
 Public transportation 201 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 41 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 225 4%
 Worked at Home 158 3%
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 278 8.5%
 High School Graduate 2,009 61.6%
 Associate's degree 292 9.0%
 Bachelor's degree 518 15.9%
 Master's degree 94 2.9%
 Professional school degree 20 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 48 1.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,764 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 115 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 351 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98424

ZIP Code 98424 is in the Fife School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98424.

Fife High School
5616 20th St East
Tacoma, WA 98424
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fife School District
Learning Opportunity Center
5802 20th St East
Tacoma, WA 98424
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fife School District
Columbia Junior High School
2901 54th Ave East
Tacoma, WA 98424
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Fife School District
All Saints School
2323 54th Ave E
Fife, WA 98424
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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