StatisticSouth TacomaTacomaWashington
Population density (sq mi)3,0004,135117
Median age35.736.037.6
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a47%56%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%44%44%
Speak Englishn/a81%81%
Speak Spanishn/a7%8%

Key findings

  • The population density in South Tacoma is 27% lower than Tacoma
  • The median age in South Tacoma is 1% lower than Tacoma
  • In South Tacoma 57.31% of the population is White
  • In South Tacoma 18.24% of the population is Black
  • In South Tacoma 6.59% of the population is Asian

Compare Tacoma, WA Demographics


      South Tacoma population breakdown by race

      RaceSouth TacomaTacomaWashington
      American Indian1.00%1.29%1.33%
      Native Hawaiian1.52%1.14%0.63%
      Mixed race11.09%8.86%5.34%
      Other race4.25%4.19%3.92%
      In South Tacoma, 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

      South Tacoma age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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