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ZIP Code 98444

Primary City:Tacoma, WA (View All Cities)
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (9:58am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.15, -122.45
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98444

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98444. 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 98444. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98444, 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
Acceptable:
Parkland

Stats and Demographics for the 98444 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98444 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 98444 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98444 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 33,956
Population Density 5,047 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,520
Median Home Value $175,800
Land Area 6.73 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,518
Median Household Income $39,846

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,5411,4022,943
5-91,1351,1932,328
10-141,1139742,087
15-191,1861,3402,526
20-241,8992,1234,022
25-291,5271,4983,025
30-341,2401,2102,450
35-391,0179972,014
40-449499271,876
45-491,0561,0522,108
50-541,0871,1092,196
55-599159381,853
60-647257851,510
65-69438539977
70-74290379669
75-79240377617
80-84163292455
85 Plus106194300

Gender

 Male 16,627 49%
 Female 17,329 51%
Gender

Race

 White 18,143 53%
 Black Or African American 4,141 12%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 545 2%
 Asian 3,854 11%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1,334 4%
 Other Race 2,925 9%
 Two Or More Races 3,014 9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24681,2091,277
25-344922,0422,534
35-448191,3102,129
45-541,1501,3792,529
55-641,1948592,053
65-747033881,091
75-84495218713
85 Plus13062192

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,488 36%
 Single Guardian 3,252 26%
 Singles 3,574 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,204 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,979 64%
 Households with Kids 4,539 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1331303634
2288288576
3329274603
4277231508
5256288544
6223230453
7210222432
8224228452
9222225447
10232186418
11249196445
12233198431
13215193408
14184201385
15199195394
16214197411
17221215436
18269309578
19283424707
20359473832

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98444 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98444 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 98444 real estate data, the median home value of $175,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98444. Rentals in 98444 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98444 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,997 97.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 128 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 627 1.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 204 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,725 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,326 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,467 55%
 Households Vacant 1,002 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 637 64%
 Rented & Unoccupied 32 3%
 For Sale Only 111 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 180 18%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 403 5%
 1 Bedroom 2,068 26%
 2 Bedroom 3,416 44%
 3+ Bedroom 1,945 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 $39,846 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98444 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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 98444 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 9,761 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,779 28%
 No Earnings 9,976 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 9,761 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,779 28%
 No Earnings 9,976 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,048 88.3%
 Public transportation 665 4.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 32 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 672 4.5%
 Worked at Home 359 2.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. 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 1,931 19.7%
 High School Graduate 5,900 60.2%
 Associate's degree 847 8.6%
 Bachelor's degree 838 8.6%
 Master's degree 239 2.4%
 Professional school degree 18 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 28 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,909 79.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 345 4.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,158 15.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98444

ZIP Code 98444 is in the Franklin Pierce School District. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98444.

Brookdale Elementary
611 132nd St South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Christensen Elementary
10232 Barnes Ln
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
James Sales Elementary
11213 Sheridan Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Perry G Keithley Middle School
12324 12th Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Learning Support
315 129th St So
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Fern Hill
8442 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Helen B. Stafford Elementary
1615 South 92nd St
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tacoma School District
Washington High School
12420 Ainsworth Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Gates Secondary School
813 132nd St South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Franklin Pierce School District
Parkland Lutheran Church & School
120 123rd St S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Faith Lutheran School
113 S 96th St
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Trinity Lutheran Preschool & Childcare
12115 Park Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Mary'S Academy
757 138th St S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Imagination School
14715 Pacific Ave S # 212
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Puget Sound Christian School
1740 S 84th St
Tacoma, WA 98444
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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