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Tacoma
  • City in Washington

Report Card

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

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Tacoma is a city in Washington with a population of 215,766. Tacoma is in Pierce County. Living in Tacoma offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Tacoma there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tacoma and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tacoma are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,253
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    575.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    57.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    197.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    902.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,619.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    985.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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