Tacoma, Washington - Facts & Figures
Tacoma, Washington offers some amazing mountain views, including Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Range, and the Olympic Mountains. Tacoma means "Mother of the Waters," and is home to one of the busiest deep water harbors in the country. The city has been labeled the "City of Destiny" and one of "America's Most Livable Communities." Tacoma hosts a large military presence as well, with both the McChord U.S. Air Force Base and the Fort Lewis Army Post nearby. The first business established in Tacoma was a sawmill, and the city is still heavily involved in the timber industry. Tacoma also grows a large amount of berries and rhubarb, and produces more flower bulbs than the Netherlands each year. Visitors come for Tacoma's Commencement Bay and the state and national parks.
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- Population: 198,434
- Industries: High-technology; Tourism; Agricultural and forest products; Manufacturing; Health care; Telecommunications; Research and development; Construction; Services; Financial and professional services; and Military
- Area Codes: 253
- ZIP Codes: 98401, 98402, 98403, 98404, 98407, 98408, 98409, 98411, 98412, 98413, 98415, 98416, 98418, 98421, 98424, 98431, 98433, 98438, 98442, 98443, 98444, 98445, 98446, 98450, 98455, 98460, 98464, 98465, 98466, 98471, 98477, 98481, 98493, 98494
- Surrounding Cities: Seattle, WA; Fircrest, WA; University Place, WA; Ruston, WA; Fife, WA; Waller, WA; Midland, WA; Lakewood, WA; Milton, WA