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ZIP Code 98443

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Salishan|Eastside
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (11:23am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.21, -122.37
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98443

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98443. 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 98443. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98443, 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 98443 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98443 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98443 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98443 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,371
Population Density 1,058 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,216
Median Home Value $246,500
Land Area 5.08 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,109
Median Household Income $59,178

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male13114117717213814213114717622026823917016389714843
Female108132138178148161130140202198240244215149114857152
Total23927331535028630326128737841850848338531220315611995

Gender

 Male 2,666 50%
 Female 2,705 50%
Gender

Race

 White 4,622 86.1%
 Black Or African American 138 2.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 135 2.5%
 Asian 146 2.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 82 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 240 4.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner811124541942430617057
Renter2793737646261810
Total3520431849547033218867

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,210 57%
 Single Guardian 299 14%
 Singles 464 22%
 Singles With Roommate 136 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,542 73%
 Households with Kids 567 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2527272830263225282938413435353927422926
Female2424162328212725313024272829303352342941
Total4951435158475950595962686264657279765867

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98443 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98443 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 98443 real estate data, the median home value of $246,500 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 98443. Rentals in 98443 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98443 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,345 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 26 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,187 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 553 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 369 17%
 Households Vacant 107 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 17 16%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 33 31%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 12 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 39 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 34 8%
 1 Bedroom 56 13%
 2 Bedroom 187 44%
 3+ Bedroom 144 34%
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 $59,178 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98443 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 98443 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 1,785 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,071 24%
 No Earnings 1,585 36%
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 1,785 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,071 24%
 No Earnings 1,585 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,257 88.4%
 Public transportation 79 3.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 48 1.9%
 Worked at Home 159 6.2%
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 115 5.8%
 High School Graduate 1,330 67.1%
 Associate's degree 204 10.3%
 Bachelor's degree 254 12.8%
 Master's degree 58 2.9%
 Professional school degree 12 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 10 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 532 60.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 253 29.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 88 10.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98443

ZIP Code 98443 is in the Puyallup School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98443.

Waller Road Elementary
6312 Waller Rd East
Tacoma, WA 98443
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Puyallup School District
Mount Rainier Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Rd E
Tacoma, WA 98443
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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