Tacoma employment information

IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
Income per capita$27,947$32,999$29,829
Median household income$53,553$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,530$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,892$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$37,161$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$27,970$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level17.9%12.7%15.1%
The Tacoma, WA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Tacoma is $27,947, which is 15% lower than than the Washington average and 6% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $53,553, which is 15% lower than than the Washington average and 3% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Tacoma is 5%, which is 8% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Tacoma is 18% which is 19% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$35,698$53,553$107,106
City
$41,894$62,848$125,696
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Tacoma is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Tacoma is 3% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Tacoma is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Tacoma is 19% higher than the national average.

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Tacoma employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.5%1.0%
Manufacturing sector12.2%1.1%
Financial & insurance services2.3%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%13.9%
Public administration7.0%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%2.5%
Education, health & social services12.6%36.3%
Other27.7%29.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Canterwood, WA3,409$129,773135%
Lake Tapps, WA13,030$105,83691%
Dash Point, WA939$101,34683%
Raft Island, WA342$100,88282%
Rosedale, WA4,719$93,75069%
Tacoma, WA205,602$53,5533%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fontana, CA205,228$65,99519%
Oxnard, CA204,752$61,70912%
Fayetteville, NC203,670$43,88221%
Modesto, CA208,512$50,9968%
Moreno Valley, CA202,061$56,4562%
Tacoma, WA205,602$53,5533%
Source: The Tacoma, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).