Tacoma is a mid-sized city in Washington with a population of slightly more than 207,000. At an average age of just under 38, the city's population is younger than most cities in Washington. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (50%) their residence. The city boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,088/month, which is $119 less than the state average.
Tacoma residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 40% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
There are three primary industries in Tacoma: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Tacoma workers earn an average annual income of about $68K, less than the Washington average. Tacoma's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the Washington average, Tacoma has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (18%). In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.