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Average rent in Tacoma, WA

$1,653/mo Tacoma, WA average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Tacoma, WA is $1,653.

    Tacoma, WA apartment rent ranges

    About 51% of apartment rents in Tacoma, WA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 14% of apartments. Around 32% of Tacoma’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Tacoma, WA rent trends

    Getting around in Tacoma, WA

    52 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    47 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 52, Bike Score®: 47

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Tacoma, WA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Tacoma, WA were last updated on 28 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Tacoma, WA?

    The best apartments in Tacoma, WA are: The Park at Fife, The Pacifica Apartments, The Lakes at Fife, Sawyer Trail Apartments and Forest Hill Village.

    What is the average rent in Tacoma, WA?

    The average rent in Tacoma, WA is $1,653. Start your search for apartments in Tacoma, WA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Tacoma, WA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Tacoma, WA is between $975 and $5,366. View all studio apartments in Tacoma, WA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA is between $795 and $5,248. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Tacoma, WA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA is between $795 and $20,745. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA is between $795 and $9,002. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tacoma, WA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Tacoma, WA?

    In Tacoma 44% of the housing is rented out compared to 56% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 18% of Tacoma’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 54% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Tacoma, WA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Tacoma are about 34 years old, on average. Of these, 31% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 69% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 16% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Tacoma, WA?

    Rental apartments in Tacoma come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 6% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 43% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 43% of all rentals in Tacoma. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to Tacoma , WA

    A vibrant new home awaits in Tacoma, Washington!

    It's a creative community where artists and writers, as well as entrepreneurs and small business owners, flock in search of a charming city away from the sometimes overwhelming urban lifestyle of nearby Seattle.

    At 62 square-miles, Tacoma is a little more than one-third the size of Seattle, which is 30 miles away, and Portland, which is 145 miles away.

    The weather in Tacoma is pleasant and mild, with highs in the summer reaching into the upper 70s. Winters are cooler, with average lows in the upper 30s and highs in the upper 40s. The city receives around 37 inches of rainfall annually, but snowfall is very rare.

    Tips for renting in Tacoma , WA

    There's so much to love about the Tacoma. And the city is very good about making tenants and landlords aware of their rights. The program ensures both landlords and tenants have access to the tools needed to sustain safe and healthy communities.

    A landlord has 24 hours to make repairs if the issue involves the use of hot or cold water, heat or electricity, or poses a significant hazard. 72 hours is the repair time for appliances, and all other work should be completed within 10 days of notice.

    Washington State doesn't have rent control, so a landlord can raise the rent as they see fit at the end of the lease period – but they have to inform you of the increase at least 30 days prior to it going into effect.

    When you rent in Tacoma, make sure to read the lease thoroughly so you know what’s expected of you and your landlord.

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    Tacoma, WA demographics

    Tacoma, WA has a population of 217,332 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 107,790 of Tacoma’s residents are women and 109,542 are men. The median age of those who live in Tacoma, WA is 36.7.

    Living in Tacoma , WA

    Situated along the south end of Puget Sound and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Tacoma offers clean air, beautiful scenery, and a vibrant atmosphere.

    There are plenty of interesting things to do here, from an abundance of outdoor activities, like hiking, biking, and kayaking, to the city's museums, casinos, and theaters. You really will never run out of things to keep you busy in Tacoma.

    You’re also only a half-hour away from Seattle, which is home to its own professional baseball and football teams.

    Tacoma does have its downsides though. While beautiful, it can be frequently gloomy with cloudy, cool weather and mist. Winters are fairly chilly too. Also, the traffic around Seattle is considered some of the worst in the country.

    But you can’t beat the outdoor lifestyle and mostly comfortable weather year-round. The snow-capped mountains, the tree-filled parks, and the events in nearby Seattle make Tacoma a great place to call home.

    Tacoma, WA households

    • 50,920 Family
      36,459 Non-family
    • 24,091 Children
      63,288 No Children
    • 87,379Total Number of Households
    • 2.42Average People Per Household
    • $69,956Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 87,379 households in Tacoma, WA. 50,920 are family households and 36,459 are non-family households. There are 24,091 households with children in Tacoma and 63,288 households without children. On average, about 2.42 people live in a household in Tacoma, WA.

    Things to do in Tacoma , WA

    Outdoor lovers will love hiking parts of Mt. Rainier or Mt. Baker, both of which offer breathtaking views, plenty of greenery, and even waterfalls. Whether you’re a camper or just looking to get a little fresh air and exercise, being close to either of these mountains is invigorating.

    Or you can head to the beautiful Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. The park is 760-acres and features a zoo, aquarium, and a history museum, as well as beaches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

    There's a lot to discover in downtown Tacoma. Stroll along Museum Row, shop at the many unique stores, dine at a nice restaurant, or snack on a cupcake or donut at a local bakery. There's also a movie theater and live shows to check out.

    The city also hosts a Daffodil Festival every April, which is a great way to welcome spring. In fact, it’s one of the nation's top 10 floral festivals. The Holiday Torchlight Parade & Tree Lighting in Tacoma takes place in November, kicking off the holiday season – and giving children a chance to see Santa ride in on his sleigh.

    Things to do

    The city also hosts a Daffodil Festival every April, which is a great way to welcome spring. In fact, it’s one of the nation's top 10 floral festivals. The Holiday Torchlight Parade & Tree Lighting in Tacoma takes place in November, kicking off the holiday season – and giving children a chance to see Santa ride in on his sleigh.

    Though the Seahawks and Mariners are definitely big draws, you don’t have to travel to Seattle to see some high-quality sports. The Tacoma Rainiers are the local AAA baseball team affiliated with the Mariners, and the Seattle Sounders is a Tacoma soccer team that frequently makes it to the playoffs.

    But if you do make the journey to Seattle, you won't be disappointed. There's plenty of fun to be had exploring Pike’s Market, the Museum of Flight, the Space Needle, and the Seattle Underground Tour.

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    Tacoma , WA employment & economy

    Tacoma's unemployment rate is slightly higher than Seattle and the state of Washington as a whole.

    Technology and agriculture are the city's major industries, with MultiCare Health Systems being the largest private employer. Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom’s, and Amazon are just a few of the companies that have headquarters or main offices located in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

    Education in Tacoma , WA

    There are many colleges and universities located in Tacoma, including Tacoma Community College, which offers dozens of Associate programs; the University of Puget Sound, which was listed as one of the Colleges That Change Lives; and the University of Washington Tacoma.

    The city is also part of the Tacoma Public Schools district, which includes dozens of elementary, middle, and high schools – public, private, and magnet.

    Tacoma, WA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Tacoma, WA is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 31% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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