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City of Tacoma
Nickname(s): 
Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State
Location of Tacoma in
Pierce County and Washington State
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
 (2010)
 • City198,397
 • Estimate 
(2017)[1]
208,100
 • RankUS: 105th
 • Density3,990.3/sq mi (1,540.7/km2)
 • Metro
3,733,580 (US: 15th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
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.

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