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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Tacoma is a city in Washington with a population of 207,280. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Tacoma Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    540
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    188.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    970.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,626.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    977
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Tacoma Reviews

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Tacoma is one of the most diverse cities in our state and I love it! We are blessed to have clean water, clean air, and moderate temperature. Like most places there are good areas and bad areas. The public school district needs work but Tacoma is unique in the fact that it funds a public Art School (Tacoma School of the Arts), public math and science Institute (SAMI), and an engineering/design/architecture school (IDEA) for high school students. This city is changing rapidly as the housing market is exploding. But it is also progressive when it comes to clean energy and renewable resources. Tacoma is beautiful, and will forever be my home.
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Tacoma is a beautiful city with lots to do. If you like history and art there are many museums in down town to explore. If you love nature there is the Point Defiance Zoo, Owens Beach, Ruston Way, The 5 Mile Drive, and more! If you like architecture there are beautiful old buildings, including Stadium High School. The Tacoma Dome is also a great event spot for everything from concerts to graduations.
Tacoma is such a culture-rich area, filled with many hidden gems around the city that will leave you wanting to come back! Downtown area is home to many different local businesses that are super cute and it's totally family-friendly. There's also Proctor District that is a great place to walk around and shop, Point Ruston is beautiful with its view of the water.