Tacoma is located near Seattle in Washington, with a population of 211 thousand people. Its canopy cover is tied for the highest value with Portland among our 5 study cities, with the middle value of impervious surface cover.

City Avg. Temperature (August) Avg. Temperature NO2 ppb (2014) PM2.5 ug/m3 (2014) Poverty (Avg. %) Average Percent Canopy Average Percent Impervious Surface
Tacoma, WA 25.0 11.9 24 9.5 18 19 42

We’ve identified potential partner organizations engaged in environmental management and protection, or public health work, and are seeking to build relationships to inform our research with the following organizations:

  • University of Washington
  • Advanced Women’s Health
  • CHI Franciscan Health
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Tacoma Roots
  • Washington Environmental Council

Our field researchers will visit Tacoma in Summer, 2019, and will be seeking volunteers for our mobile heat and air quality monitoring next Spring. If you would like to host a stationary air quality monitor in Tacoma, sign up on our Get Involved page!