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ZIP Code 98408

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: South End
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (8:05pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.20, -122.45
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98408

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98408. 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 98408. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98408, 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 98408 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98408 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 98408 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 a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98408 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,830
Population Density 5,569 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,656
Median Home Value $176,200
Land Area 3.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,072
Median Household Income $49,535

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57066291,335
5-95895991,188
10-146145571,171
15-196125961,208
20-246266191,245
25-298177401,557
30-347257121,437
35-396436041,247
40-446436161,259
45-496626711,333
50-547237521,475
55-595735691,142
60-64465493958
65-69313344657
70-74194268462
75-79173263436
80-84128241369
85 Plus100251351

Gender

 Male 9,306 49%
 Female 9,524 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,817 63%
 Black Or African American 2,008 11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 366 2%
 Asian 1,638 9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 283 2%
 Other Race 918 5%
 Two Or More Races 1,800 10%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2483191274
25-346706081,278
35-448454561,301
45-541,0914891,580
55-649102851,195
65-74538137675
75-84414115529
85 Plus17169240

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,855 40%
 Single Guardian 1,650 23%
 Singles 1,935 27%
 Singles With Roommate 632 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,734 67%
 Households with Kids 2,338 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1137135272
2140119259
3143144287
4136108244
5122118240
6138119257
7112110222
8101121222
9116131247
1013599234
11119128247
12115101216
13125112237
14120117237
15119116235
16132123255
17134140274
18123109232
19104108212
20121112233

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98408 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98408 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98408 real estate data, the median home value of $176,200 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98408 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98408 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98408 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 18,552 98.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 161 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 117 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,684 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,038 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,350 31%
 Households Vacant 584 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 168 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 3%
 For Sale Only 126 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 248 42%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 68 2%
 1 Bedroom 485 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,178 39%
 3+ Bedroom 1,301 43%
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 $49,535 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98408 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 98408 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 6,885 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,103 20%
 No Earnings 5,315 35%
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 6,885 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,103 20%
 No Earnings 5,315 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,021 90.4%
 Public transportation 297 3.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 51 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 265 3.0%
 Worked at Home 237 2.7%
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 954 15%
 High School Graduate 4,104 63%
 Associate's degree 462 7%
 Bachelor's degree 777 12%
 Master's degree 126 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 82 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,978 74.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 464 11.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 551 13.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98408

ZIP Code 98408 is in the Tacoma School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98408.

Park Avenue Center
6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Tacoma School District
Baker
8001 So J St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Birney
1202 South 76th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Mann
1002 South 52nd St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Stewart
5010 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Whitman
1120 South 39th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
4902 South Alaska St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District

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