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Average Rent in Tacoma, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Tacoma Studio - $1,4480%
Tacoma 1 Bed - $1,465-17%
Tacoma 2 Beds - $1,695-12%
Last updated 6/23/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

31%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

64%

3 people

18%

4 people

14%

5 people

3%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

5%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

4%

20-45

53%

45-65

25%

65+

12%

Affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

In Tacoma, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,448 to $1,695. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WA is $1,448. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,465. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,695.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

0%

Changed from $1,448 to $1,448
1 Bed

-17%

Changed from $1,765 to $1,465
2 Beds

-12%

Changed from $1,926 to $1,695
Last updated 6/23/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.8%

Compared to National Average

22%

The cost of living in Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WA is 0.8% higher than the state average and 22% higher than the national average. Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WA housing is 53.9% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 7.5% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 11.7% more in Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 23.3% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma, WACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.9%
53.9%
Utilities
4.8%
7.5%
Food
0%
11.7%
Transportation
4.9%
28.5%
Healthcare
1.3%
23.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Bellevue$2,505+18%
Bremerton$2,500+28%
Silverdale$2,299+49%
Bothell$2,1690%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,897+5%
Kirkland$1,812-20%
University Place$1,794+33%
Kent$1,751-2%
Woodinville$1,746-8%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Port Orchard$1,599+6%
Edmonds$1,599-3%
Seattle$1,543+1%
Lacey$1,5240%
Auburn$1,479+6%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Tacoma$1,4480%
Olympia$1,237-5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Kirkland$2,595-19%
Woodinville$2,205+4%
Bothell$2,155+1%
Maple Valley$2,137+1%
Seattle$2,115-7%
Lynnwood$2,027-8%
Silverdale$1,959+15%
Lacey$1,7990%
Edmonds$1,755+6%
Bremerton$1,722+6%
Federal Way$1,700+1%
Auburn$1,686+14%
University Place$1,653+11%
Burien$1,637-1%
Lakewood$1,6020%
Renton$1,585-21%
Kent$1,571-7%
Puyallup$1,545-6%
Port Orchard$1,545-2%
Tacoma$1,465-17%
Olympia$1,412-17%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Woodinville$2,927+13%
Kirkland$2,860-38%
Seattle$2,833-14%
Lynnwood$2,618-3%
Bothell$2,602-1%
Edmonds$2,499+32%
University Place$2,334+34%
Maple Valley$2,3100%
Silverdale$2,304+16%
Renton$2,178-20%
Burien$2,119+15%
Lacey$2,045+64%
Port Orchard$2,022+13%
Bremerton$1,995+18%
Federal Way$1,992-2%
Lakewood$1,9620%
Kenmore$1,950--
Olympia$1,940-13%
Auburn$1,933+8%
Kent$1,825-10%
Puyallup$1,750-6%
Tacoma$1,695-12%

Compare Neighborhoods

South End

$1,325

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Eastside

$1,350

1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Tacoma

$1,360

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Tacoma, WA?

For renters in Tacoma seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are South End, Eastside, and South Tacoma, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,325, $1,350, and $1,360 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Cascade Park and Central Tacoma, where the rents are $1,360 and $1,440, a favorable comparison to Tacoma's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,465.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Tacoma, WA?

In Tacoma, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are North End, West End, and Northeast Tacoma. A 1-bedroom apartment in North End averages at $1,850, in West End it averages $1,622, and in Northeast Tacoma, the average is $1,550. For additional high-end living options, Downtown offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,527, and New Tacoma at $1,517. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,465 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Tacoma, WA?

In Tacoma, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include South Tacoma, Cascade Park, and South End. In South Tacoma, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,360. Cascade Park sees average rents of $1,360 for a 1-bedroom unit. South End offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,325. For those seeking other popular areas, Central Tacoma presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,440, and Downtown at $1,527. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,465 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tacoma, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
North End$1,725+2%
Central Tacoma$1,6000%
South End$1,548+70%
Downtown$1,448+1%
New Tacoma$1,448+1%
Northeast Tacoma$1,437--
West End$1,340-9%
South Tacoma$1,222-57%
Cascade Park$1,222--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North End$1,850-3%
West End$1,622-2%
Northeast Tacoma$1,550-2%
Downtown$1,527-20%
New Tacoma$1,517-20%
Central Tacoma$1,440-24%
South Tacoma$1,360--
Cascade Park$1,360--
Eastside$1,350-10%
South End$1,325-14%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$2,100-11%
New Tacoma$1,990-10%
South End$1,943+15%
West End$1,9020%
Northeast Tacoma$1,750-3%
Central Tacoma$1,720-22%
Eastside$1,645-3%
South Tacoma$1,590--
Cascade Park$1,587--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

13%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 99% more fine art centers than average
  3. 69% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 97% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 51% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Tacoma Tacoma earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 92% more daycares than average
  3. 25% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 97% more theaters than average
  3. 41% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Downtown Tacoma Tacoma for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 97% more hospitals than average
  3. 47% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Downtown Tacoma Tacoma is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 95% more medical facilities than average
  3. 5% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 94% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 95% more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 93% more parks than average
  3. 22% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 90% more shops than average
  3. 87% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Downtown Tacoma Tacoma.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Downtown Tacoma Tacoma doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 92% more pet facilities than average
  3. 70% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 93% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Downtown Tacoma Tacoma.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 80% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Downtown Tacoma Tacoma

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Tacoma, WA 0.3 miles$1,465$1,695
University Place, WA 5.2 miles$1,653$2,334
Seattle, WA 25.2 miles$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 27.4 miles$3,340$4,203
Kent, WA 13.3 miles$1,571$1,825
Federal Way, WA 7.8 miles$1,700$1,992
Puyallup, WA 8.1 miles$1,545$1,750
Renton, WA 19.2 miles$1,585$2,178
Lakewood, WA 6.5 miles$1,602$1,962
Fircrest, WA 3.6 miles------

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 0.4 miles$1,527$2,100
New Tacoma 1.6 miles$1,517$1,990
Central Tacoma 1.8 miles$1,440$1,720

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