Population density (sq mi)5,4744,135117
Median age36.836.037.6
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a47%56%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%44%
Speak Englishn/a81%81%
Speak Spanishn/a7%8%

Key findings

  • The population density in Central is 32% higher than Tacoma
  • The median age in Central is 2% higher than Tacoma
  • In Central 69.10% of the population is White
  • In Central 14.29% of the population is Black
  • In Central 4.56% of the population is Asian

Compare Tacoma, WA Demographics


      Central population breakdown by race

      American Indian1.29%1.29%1.33%
      Native Hawaiian0.40%1.14%0.63%
      Mixed race8.31%8.86%5.34%
      Other race2.05%4.19%3.92%
      In Central, 11.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Central age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Central, Tacoma, WA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).