Zip Code 98444 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTacoma
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Current Population:33956
Racial Majority:White 45.78%
Public School Racial Majority:White 32.5%
Unemployment Rate:17.6%
Median Household Income$40202
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38340
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time24.3 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range341 - 348 ft.
Area7 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.14654922, -122.46383667

Zip Code 98444 Description

Zip Code 98444 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98444 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98444 is TACOMA, Washington. Portions of zip code 98444 are contained within or border the city limits of Parkland, WA, Tacoma, WA, Spanaway, WA, Midland, WA, McChord AFB, WA, and Lakewood, WA. The area code for zip code 98444 is 253. 98444 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98444 is 17.6% 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 98444 increased to 33956 from 31712 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98444 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98444 public schools is White. 77.4% of students in 98444 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 16201 45.78% 16450 -2%
 Black Or African American 3740 10.57% 3952 -5%
 Hispanic 6033 17.05% 5569 +8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 367 1.04% 414 -11%
 Asian 4287 12.11% 3815 +12%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1598 4.52% 1311 +22%
 Other Race 70 0.26% 70 +30%
 Two Or More Races 2375 8.69% 2375 +29%

Zip Code 98444 Race/Ethnicity

 White 32.5%
 Black Or African American 12.9%
 Hispanic 23.6%
 Asian 9.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 7.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.7%
 Two or More Races 13.5%

Zip Code 98444 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3395631712
Male Population49.00%
Female Population51.00%
Total Households12518
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
87.5%
Median Household Income$40202
Income Under $50K Per Year61.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year30.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.00%
98444 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
Washington District 6Derek KilmerDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Washington Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$147011
Average Real Estate Sale Price$135575
Current Unemployment Level 17.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.7%
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 DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 98444 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)33353740454953534943383442
Avg Max Temp (°F)45505459657076767161514560
Avg Precip (In.)5.514.514.133.041.931.6.951.241.913.416.086.1440.44
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98444
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 98444
Washington High SchoolPierce
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 98444
Keithley Middle SchoolPierce
Northeast Lakewood
South End