Zip Code 98408 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTacoma
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Current Population:18830
Racial Majority: 57.88%
Public School Racial Majority:White 36%
Unemployment Rate:19.3%
Median Household Income$49881
Average Adjusted Gross Income$43890
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time24.4 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range341 - 341 ft.
Area3 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.19770050, -122.44754791

Zip Code 98408 Description

Zip Code 98408 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98408 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98408 is TACOMA, Washington. Portions of zip code 98408 are contained within or border the city limits of Tacoma, WA, . The area code for zip code 98408 is 253. 98408 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98408 is 19.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 15.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98408 decreased to 18830 from 29095 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98408 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98408 public schools is White. 78% of students in 98408 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 10832 57.88% 11028 -2%
 Black Or African American 1566 8.37% 1926 -19%
 Hispanic 2152 11.5% 2207 -2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 275 1.47% 300 -8%
 Asian 1416 7.57% 1608 -12%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 391 2.09% 277 +41%
 Other Race 28 0% 28 -100%
 Two Or More Races 1456 11.12% 1456 +43%

Zip Code 98408 Race/Ethnicity

 White 36%
 Black Or African American 24.5%
 Hispanic 20.1%
 Asian 11.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 2.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.6%
 Two or More Races 3.2%

Zip Code 98408 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1883029095
Male Population49.40%
Female Population50.60%
Total Households7072
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$49881
Income Under $50K Per Year50.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.30%
98408 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 6Derek KilmerDemocrat
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$140253
Average Real Estate Sale Price$123154
Current Unemployment Level 19.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2f - Central Puget Lowland
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 98408 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34363740455053535044383543
Avg Max Temp (°F)46505459657076767161514660
Avg Precip (In.)5.434.464.072.91.81.47.91.251.93.45.996.1139.69
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98408
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 98408
Mt Tahoma High SchoolPierce
Eastside
South End
South Tacoma