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ZIP Code 98031

Primary City:Kent, WA (View All Cities)
County: King County
Timezone: Pacific (11:48pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.41, -122.20
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98031

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98031. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 98031. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98031, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Kent, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98031 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98031 is located in central Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98031 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98031 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,581
Population Density 4,877 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,846
Median Home Value $271,500
Land Area 7.50 sq mi
Water Area 0.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,242
Median Household Income $63,709

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3761,2791,4471,5341,2151,3291,2081,1921,2991,4671,3891,116811571385262140113
Female1,2511,2841,3861,3881,1751,3441,1991,2961,3701,5361,3901,137898608449284229224
Total2,6272,5632,8332,9222,3902,6732,4072,4882,6693,0032,7792,2531,7091,179834546369337

Gender

 Male 18,133 50%
 Female 18,448 50%
Gender

Race

 White 19,221 52.5%
 Black Or African American 3,793 10.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 246 0.7%
 Asian 8,344 22.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 608 1.7%
 Other Race 2,158 5.9%
 Two Or More Races 2,211 6.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner557611,5672,3571,749922439132
Renter3951,2621,0478514621616319
Total4502,0232,6143,2082,2111,083502151

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,598 54%
 Single Guardian 2,513 21%
 Singles 2,359 19%
 Singles With Roommate 772 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,127 58%
 Households with Kids 5,115 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male279295264250245271235258270285265286295316327293343283288268
Female255240228257262248266249259292257296272269269318269272260232
Total534535492507507519501507529577522582567585596611612555548500

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98031 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98031 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 98031 real estate data, the median home value of $271,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98031. Rentals in 98031 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98031 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 36,237 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 95 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 249 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,525 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,457 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,260 33%
 Households Vacant 604 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 236 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Sale Only 133 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 50 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 151 25%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 108 2%
 1 Bedroom 811 18%
 2 Bedroom 2,039 45%
 3+ Bedroom 1,577 35%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $63,709 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98031 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 98031 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 98031 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,436 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,307 27%
 No Earnings 8,595 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,436 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,307 27%
 No Earnings 8,595 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,375 86.7%
 Public transportation 956 5.8%
 Taxicab 16 0.1%
 Motorcycle 45 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 399 2.4%
 Worked at Home 789 4.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,560 14.6%
 High School Graduate 5,332 49.8%
 Associate's degree 895 8.4%
 Bachelor's degree 2,021 18.9%
 Master's degree 692 6.5%
 Professional school degree 79 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 132 1.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,067 84.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 378 4.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 966 11.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98031

ZIP Code 98031 is in the Federal Way School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98031.

Star Lake Elementary School
4014 South 270th
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Federal Way School District
Totem Middle School
26630 40th Ave South
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Federal Way School District
East Hill Elementary School
9825 South 240th St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Panther Lake Elementary School
10200 SE 216th St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Park Orchard Elementary School
11010 SE 232nd St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Soos Creek Elementary School
12651 SE 218th Place
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Springbrook Elementary School
20035 100th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Glenridge Elementary
19405 120th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Emerald Park Elementary School
11800 SE 216th St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Kentridge High School
12430 SE 208th St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Meridian Middle School
23480 120th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Montessori Plus School
23807 98th Ave S
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Cascade Vista Baptist School
11517 SE 208th St
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Sunbeams Lutheran School
23810 112th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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