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ZIP Code 98405

Post Office City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Upper Tacoma District|Central
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (9:56pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.25, -122.47
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98405

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 98405. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 98405 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Tacoma, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98405 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98405 is located in western 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 98405 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is slightly higher than average. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98405 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,851
Population Density 5,543 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,412
Median Home Value $195,000
Land Area 4.12 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,317
Median Household Income $42,697

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 35


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58228441,666
5-96876921,379
10-147206411,361
15-197046621,366
20-248379131,750
25-291,0481,1322,180
30-341,0359822,017
35-398657761,641
40-448227601,582
45-498567761,632
50-547857681,553
55-596646651,329
60-64470477947
65-69298364662
70-74223265488
75-79135266401
80-84132280412
85 Plus122363485

Gender

 Male 11,225 49%
 Female 11,626 51%
Gender

Race

 White 13,983 61%
 Black Or African American 4,308 19%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 401 2%
 Asian 1,188 5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 226 1%
 Other Race 553 2%
 Two Or More Races 2,192 10%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2459504563
25-347871,3012,088
35-448699081,777
45-548878731,760
55-647636691,432
65-74428349777
75-84289293582
85 Plus133205338

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,658 29%
 Single Guardian 2,154 23%
 Singles 3,423 37%
 Singles With Roommate 1,082 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,560 70%
 Households with Kids 2,757 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1171192363
2177151328
3155177332
4143143286
5141145286
6144127271
7134146280
8143134277
9125140265
10152134286
11146130276
12142134276
13154135289
14126108234
15129129258
16135123258
17160140300
18143132275
19137138275
20157157314

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98405 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98405 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98405 real estate data, the median home value of $195,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98405 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98405 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98405 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,882 95.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 23 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 3 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 296 1.3%
 Other Institutional 1 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 646 2.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,512 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 703 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,102 49%
 Households Vacant 1,095 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 481 43.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1.2%
 For Sale Only 174 15.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 25 2.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 12 1.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 389 35.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 577 11%
 1 Bedroom 1,525 30%
 2 Bedroom 1,704 33%
 3+ Bedroom 1,302 25%
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 $42,697 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98405 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 98405 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 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 98405 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.

For more information, see Tacoma, WA unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,270 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,053 28%
 No Earnings 6,929 38%
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 6,270 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,053 28%
 No Earnings 6,929 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,958 84.1%
 Public transportation 560 5.9%
 Taxicab 17 0.2%
 Motorcycle 3 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 636 6.7%
 Worked at Home 289 3.1%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, 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 2,047 13.3%
 High School Graduate 8,548 55.5%
 Associate's degree 1,466 9.5%
 Bachelor's degree 2,095 13.6%
 Master's degree 971 6.3%
 Professional school degree 194 1.3%
 Doctorate degree 89 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,240 76.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 446 10.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 533 12.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98405

ZIP Code 98405 is in the following school districts: Tacoma School District, Soar Academy Charter District, Mary Walker School District, Bates Technical College School District, and Private. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98405.

Special Services
601 S. 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Tacoma School District
Soar Academy Public Charter School
2136 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Soar Academy Charter District
Soar Ale School
2136 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mary Walker School District
Bryant
717 S Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Delong
4901 S 14 St St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Franklin
1402 S Lawrence St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Mccarver
2111 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Stanley
1712 S 17th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Bates Technical High School
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bates Technical College School District
Foss
2112 S Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Comm Based Trans Program
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Tcc Fresh Start
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Alternative Spcl Needs DIV Occ
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Tacoma Business Academy
1101 South Yakima
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Fresh Start
601 S 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tacoma School District
Bellarmine Preparatory School
2300 S Washington St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Life Christian School
1717 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Community Montessori
1407 S I St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Tacoma Christian Academy
2014 S 15th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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