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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,234
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,937
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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The police and rescue are great, they are "Johhny on the spot."

However, the public transportation could use an major upgrade. It is expensive for the low-income that rely on it. $2 for one way, or $5 a day. That is a lot of money when you do not have much to go around. Plus it takes three times as long to get anywhere.

The traffic and highway system is a mess. It never fails, the freeway is a parking lot too much of the time. It is a rarity to find a courteous driver to let you merge onto the highway. But, at least it is not as bad as it is in Seattle, approximately an hour north.

Despite the challenges, I do enjoy living in Tacoma, Wa. Within an hour, I can be in the beautiful evergreen mountains, the beach, or the many activities this area offers. There are numerous 'On a tankful' activities for couples and family.

The housing prices are on the rise, but beware of the taxes. They can rise faster tha expected. If you are handicapped or a senior citizen and meet the income requirements, you can have your house taxes 'Frozen' which makes it easier to stay in your home.
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Tacoma seems to be getting worse and worse over the last few years. I've lived in Tacoma since birth in 1985. Very little has gotten better in this city since then. People seem unhappy when the walk down the street. In contrast cities like Olymipa they have more social programs, housing oppertunities regardless of low income ect. As well as their residences appear to have found a certain bit of their own true happyness that Tacoma residence seems to not yet be able to attain.
Well~ there are often murders and gunshots in this area reported. I never really hear them though, so i have a somewhat unshaken sense of security, however naive it might be. It is possibly because i live next door to a police officer that i do not hear much activity, but that is besides the point. I have had my house broken into in the past and it seemed as though the intruder just walked out when he realized that i was home, so this tells me people can almost freely attempt robbery while walking down the street, but that is just me.