Tacoma employment information

IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
Income per capita$26,805$31,233$28,555
Median household income$51,269$60,294$53,482
Median income owner occupied$71,238$76,673$68,142
Median income renter occupied$33,842$38,141$33,219
Median earnings male$36,282$41,039$36,116
Median earnings female$26,197$26,815$25,692
Unemployment rate7.1%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level17.9%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Tacoma is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Tacoma is 4% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Tacoma is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Tacoma is 15% higher than the national average.

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Tacoma median earnings by income bracket

Tacoma employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.0%1.1%
Manufacturing sector11.5%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services15.6%12.7%
Public administration6.2%5.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%2.4%
Education, health & social services13.1%36.8%
Other29.3%29.5%

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Lake Tapps, WA12,306$103,06593%
Dash Point, WA824$102,57492%
Raft Island, WA333$98,03683%
Fox Island, WA3,556$95,48779%
Tacoma, WA201,794$51,2694%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oxnard, CA201,744$62,34917%
Fontana, CA201,355$64,99522%
Fayetteville, NC202,421$44,51417%
Shreveport, LA200,692$38,41328%
Aurora, IL199,878$63,56919%
Tacoma, WA201,794$51,2694%
Source: The Tacoma, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.