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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
South Tacoma is a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington with a population of 30,972. South Tacoma is in Pierce County. Living in South Tacoma offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Tacoma there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in South Tacoma and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in South Tacoma are above average.
About South Tacoma...
Population
30,972

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,889
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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South Tacoma Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,384
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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    • Neighborhood in Tacoma, WA
    • 10 reviews
  • B-
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    • Town in Washington
    • 89 reviews
  • B+
    West End
    • Neighborhood in Tacoma, WA
    • 27 reviews
  • B
    Bremerton
    • Town in Washington
    • 130 reviews
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South Tacoma Reviews

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Lived in this neighborhood for almost 7 years. Neighbors are great! A lot of young families moving in and retirees as well. Quiet, yet close to everything! Highly recomend!
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My experience in Tacoma WA has been an active and delightful one. Tacoma offers many opportunities for professional jobs, organic fresh produce and many activities for single people and families. To the south, you have Mt St Helen’s to the north, you have the Puget Sound and Canada, to the east, you have the Pacific Ocean, and to the west, you have the Cascade Mountains. Although this sounds vague, there are tons of national parks, seafood restaurants/markets, tourist attractions, the city of Seattle, Colleges Professional employment and events and activities for both adults and children to enjoy. Because it is an awesome state to reside in, the only ploy I can think of is the traffic. It usually take about 30 min to get anywhere despite how close you are to the place you are trying. Other than that, WA Tacoma is the place to be.
When I first came to Washington State Tacoma to be exact, it was very different from what i was use too. It is very diverse which I really have grown too love.
I miss my home cooking from home ( K.C Mo.), but the education and money is so much better here. Anything you want to do you can get started here.