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ZIP Code 98403

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Old Town|North End
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (10:22am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.27, -122.46
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98403

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98403. 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 98403. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98403, 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 98403 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98403 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 98403 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged 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 98403 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,713
Population Density 7,029 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,569
Median Home Value $375,100
Land Area 1.10 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,079
Median Household Income $52,763

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 39


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5186210396
5-9177175352
10-14144155299
15-19175186361
20-24258336594
25-29417461878
30-34300312612
35-39281269550
40-44305279584
45-49285297582
50-54300312612
55-59239291530
60-64255253508
65-69132165297
70-7488110198
75-796475139
80-844867115
85 Plus3274106

Gender

 Male 3,686 48%
 Female 4,027 52%
Gender

Race

 White 6,472 83.9%
 Black Or African American 403 5.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 92 1.2%
 Asian 228 3.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 22 0.3%
 Other Race 91 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 405 5.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2411291302
25-34135798933
35-44283451734
45-54367413780
55-64372324696
65-74208148356
75-8410988197
85 Plus453681

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,187 29%
 Single Guardian 452 11%
 Singles 1,998 49%
 Singles With Roommate 442 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,324 81%
 Households with Kids 755 19%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1314677
2333467
3435093
4363773
5343165
6314374
7473178
8263561
9393574
10275178
11312455
12203151
13412667
14252348
15363470
16394685
17313465
18373875
19323466
20313869

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98403 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98403 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98403 real estate data, the median home value of $375,100 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98403. Rentals in 98403 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98403 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,654 99.2%
 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 59 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,185 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 345 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,549 56%
 Households Vacant 490 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 249 51%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 5%
 For Sale Only 79 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 34 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 83 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 254 10%
 1 Bedroom 1,163 46%
 2 Bedroom 838 33%
 3+ Bedroom 286 11%
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 $52,763 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98403 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. Residents in ZIP code 98403 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 98403 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. 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 98403 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 2,789 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,872 29%
 No Earnings 1,768 28%
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 2,789 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,872 29%
 No Earnings 1,768 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,982 74.0%
 Public transportation 296 7.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 12 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 560 13.9%
 Worked at Home 178 4.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98403 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 98 4%
 High School Graduate 1,134 41%
 Associate's degree 230 8%
 Bachelor's degree 693 25%
 Master's degree 437 16%
 Professional school degree 104 4%
 Doctorate degree 44 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 493 70.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 119 17.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 83 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98403

ZIP Code 98403 is in the Tacoma School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98403.

Jason Lee
602 North Sprague Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Lowell
810 North 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Stadium
111 North East St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
St Patrick School
1112 N G St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Annie Wright Schools
827 N Tacoma Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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