Tacoma, Washington

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Tacoma, Washington
City of Tacoma
Clockwise from top: Downtown Tacoma from the Port of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park, Wright Park, the Tacoma Dome, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Clockwise from top: Downtown Tacoma from the Port of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park, Wright Park, the Tacoma Dome, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Nickname(s): 
City of Destiny, Grit City
Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State
Location of Tacoma in
Pierce County and Washington State
Tacoma, Washington is located in the US
Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 47°14′29″N 122°27′34″W / 47.24139°N 122.45944°W / 47.24139; -122.45944Coordinates: 47°14′29″N 122°27′34″W / 47.24139°N 122.45944°W / 47.24139; -122.45944
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyPierce
IncorporatedNovember 12, 1875
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorVictoria Woodards
Area
 • City62.34 sq mi (161.46 km2)
 • Land49.72 sq mi (128.77 km2)
 • Water12.62 sq mi (32.69 km2)
Elevation
243 ft (74 m)
Population
 • City198,397
 • Estimate 
(2017)[1]
208,100
 • RankUS: 105th
 • Density3,990.3/sq mi (1,540.7/km2)
 • Metro
3,733,580 (US: 15th)
Demonym(s)Tacoman (plural: Tacomans)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code253
FIPS code53-70000
GNIS feature ID1512713[3]
Websitewww.cityoftacoma.org

Tacoma is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound.

Tacoma was named after the nearby Mount Rainier. It was first called Mount Tahoma.

References[change | change source]

  1. "April 1, 2017 Population of Cities, Towns and Counties" (PDF). (Washington state) Office of Financial Management. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.