Zip Code 98409 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTacoma
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Current Population:22989
Racial Majority: 51.15%
Public School Racial Majority:White 32.3%
Unemployment Rate:19.3%
Median Household Income$40521
Average Adjusted Gross Income$40310
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time24.8 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range285 - 358 ft.
Area7 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.20294952, -122.47427368

Zip Code 98409 Description

Zip Code 98409 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98409 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98409 is TACOMA, Washington. Portions of zip code 98409 are contained within or border the city limits of Tacoma, WA, Lakewood, WA, Fircrest, WA, and University Place, WA. The area code for zip code 98409 is 253. 98409 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98409 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 98409 increased to 22989 from 21988 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98409 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98409 public schools is White. 78.9% of students in 98409 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 11898 51.15% 11606 +3%
 Black Or African American 3988 17.15% 3673 +9%
 Hispanic 3409 14.66% 3356 +2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 227 0.98% 287 -21%
 Asian 1296 5.57% 1719 -25%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 250 1.07% 394 -37%
 Other Race 53 0.73% 53 +221%
 Two Or More Races 1901 8.69% 1901 +6%

Zip Code 98409 Race/Ethnicity

 White 32.3%
 Black Or African American 24.1%
 Hispanic 22.5%
 Asian 11.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.2%
 Two or More Races 4.1%

Zip Code 98409 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2298921988
Male Population49.00%
Female Population51.00%
Total Households8993
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
78.9%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
83.3%
Median Household Income$40521
Income Under $50K Per Year61.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year30.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.30%
98409 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 6Derek KilmerDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$155617
Average Real Estate Sale Price$121215
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 2g - Southern Puget Prairies
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 98409 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34363740455053545044383543
Avg Max Temp (°F)46505459657076767161514660
Avg Precip (In.)5.414.454.012.921.81.52.911.221.883.45.956.0939.57
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98409
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours