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ZIP Code 98421

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: New Tacoma
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (5:20pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.26, -122.40
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98421

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98421. 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 98421. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98421, 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 98421 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98421 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 98421 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 extremely small. 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 98421 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,308
Population Density 196 people per sq mi
Housing Units 27
Land Area 6.67 sq mi
Water Area 1.61 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 26

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 33

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


 Male 1,202 92%
 Female 106 8%


 White 941 71.9%
 Black Or African American 106 8.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 3.7%
 Asian 33 2.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.7%
 Other Race 121 9.3%
 Two Or More Races 50 3.8%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6 23%
 Single Guardian 2 8%
 Singles 17 65%
 Singles With Roommate 1 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 25 96%
 Households with Kids 1 4%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98421 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 42 3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,239 95%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 27 2%
Housing Type

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 9 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 11 41%
 Renter Occupied Households 6 22%
 Households Vacant 1 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 100%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 0 0%
Vacancy Reasons

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 0 0%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1 50%
 No Earnings 1 50%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 0 0%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1 50%
 No Earnings 1 50%
Source of Earnings

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98421 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 1 100%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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