A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Tacoma ...
The pronunciation of Tacoma: tuh-KOH-muh<2>
When the people of Tacoma refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tacoman<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Tacoma has a population of 217,827 people<4> (see below for details).
Tacoma was established in 1864.
The community of Tacoma is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Tacoma lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Tacoma is located in the (253) area code.
The ZIP codes for Tacoma: 98401-98409, 98411-98413, 98415-98419, 98421-98422, 98424, 98430-98431, 98433, 98438-98439, 98443-98448, 98464-98467, 98471, 98481, 98490, 98493, 98496-98499<6>
Websites for Tacoma ...
Official Website: www.cityoftacoma.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.tacomachamber.org/
Junior League: www.jltacoma.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tacoma had an population of 217,827 people. This is an increase of 9.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.54% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Tacoma had a population of 198,397 people (which is 24.95% of the total population of Pierce County). This makes Tacoma the county's most populous community.
The population of Tacoma represents 2.95% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 198,397 people, the population of Tacoma increased 2.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 193,556 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Tacoma.
Adding Tacoma to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Tacoma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tacoma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Tacoma on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tacoma on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Tacoma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Tacoma - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tacoma.
Communities near Tacoma ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tacoma.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tacoma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tacoma.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tacoma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tacoma.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tacoma. Our list includes 147 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tacoma.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tacoma ...
Looking for more information about Tacoma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Tacoma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tacoma.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Tacoma: www.cityoftacoma.org/
The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jun 2021