Question: What should I know before moving to Tacoma?

Is Tacoma a bad place to live?

Tacoma is a diverse city. I grew up in Tacoma and from my experience, the city can be a nice place to live in. However, there tends to be crime around in the city, ranging from robbery to murder. Tacoma is a very peaceful place with little to no violence and crime.

Why are so many people moving to Tacoma?

One of the biggest reasons that people are moving to Tacoma and Pierce County is because of how affordable we are compared to many other West Coast cities. Demand for housing in our area has increased exponentially, and we are simply not keeping up with the demand.

What percentage of Tacoma is white?

64.8% TablePopulationPersons 65 years and over, percent 13.0%Female persons, percent 50.2%Race and Hispanic OriginWhite alone, percent 64.8%54 more rows

Is Tacoma expensive to live in?

Tacomas housing expenses are 3% lower than the national average and the utility prices are 14% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 3% lower than the national average. Tacoma has grocery prices that are 10% higher than the national average.

Can I afford to live in Tacoma?

Youll see a range between $1,211 per month for one-bedroom locations and about $1,454 per month for two-bedroom apartments. Compared to Seattle, the average rent in Tacoma is anywhere from $646 to $996 less per month, so once again Tacoma is more affordable for housing expenditures.

What is the crime rate in Tacoma?

20.2 per 1000 residents Tacoma had a total crime score of 117.9, which was above the average of 64.3 in large Washington cities with over 100,000 residents. Tacomas violent crime rate was 20.2 per 1000 residents, compared with an average of 12.7 per 1000 in large Washington cities. The citys property crime rate was 52.2 per 1000 residents.

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