Tacoma, WA Demographics
- Total Population207,280
Female 103,019Male 104,261
- Median Age35.9
Average Rent in Tacoma, WA
- Tacoma, WA Average Rental Price, April 2019$1,283/mo
Tacoma, WA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,0002%
Tacoma, WA Rent Trends
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Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 984029840398404984059840698407984089840998416984189842198422984249843398443984449844598446984479846598466
Tacoma, WA Households
- Total Number of Households82,016
Family 46,428Non-family 35,588
Children 23,106No Children 58,910
- Average People Per Household2.45
- Median Household Income$55,506
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,187
Tacoma, WA Education Statistics
- No High School4%
- Some High School34%
- Some College29%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree16%
- Graduate Degree8%
Renting a studio apartment in Tacoma, WA
The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Tacoma, WA is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 5 listings with a total of 5 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (Fife is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).
They are called efficiency apartments for a reason
In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. The Tacoma, WA average rent is currently at $2,067, but a single-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, WA can be yours for as low as $1,250 per month. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in Tacoma, WA with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in Tacoma, WA costs a monthly $3,345.