Tacoma, WA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 81,037 housing units in Tacoma. This represents a 7.8% growth from 75,147 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 81,023 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 14 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Tacoma is about 54.8%. Tacoma's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.1%. Average household size is 2.45 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Tacoma were built after 1959.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.10%
One Bedroom18.20%
Two Bedrooms29%
Three Bedrooms32.20%
Four Bedrooms12.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.63
Median year structure was built1953
Median Value of occupied units$123,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$111,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.23
Median year structure was built1967
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$504

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage10.70%
Home Equity Loan6.90%
Simple Mortgage57.70%
Debt Free24.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.2%