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ZIP Code 98042

Primary City:Kent, WA (View All Cities)
County: King County
Timezone: Pacific (10:26am)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.36, -122.11
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98042. 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 98042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98042, 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
Acceptable:
Covington
Unacceptable:
Lake Sawyer

Stats and Demographics for the 98042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98042 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98042 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 extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98042 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 43,673
Population Density 1,537 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,820
Median Home Value $297,100
Land Area 28.41 sq mi
Water Area 1.21 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,097
Median Household Income $87,342

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3321,5081,7771,9111,2371,2241,3201,4151,6171,9531,9401,5651,109801449314189141
Female1,3001,4051,6561,8201,0991,2001,3571,5331,6822,1071,8451,5271,193732521360272262
Total2,6322,9133,4333,7312,3362,4242,6772,9483,2994,0603,7853,0922,3021,533970674461403

Gender

 Male 21,802 50%
 Female 21,871 50%
Gender

Race

 White 33,687 77.1%
 Black Or African American 1,716 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 349 0.8%
 Asian 3,865 8.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 242 0.6%
 Other Race 1,474 3.4%
 Two Or More Races 2,340 5.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1091,3502,5423,7992,7591,356560126
Renter164596588489259180119101
Total2731,9463,1304,2883,0181,536679227

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,574 63%
 Single Guardian 2,246 15%
 Singles 2,407 16%
 Singles With Roommate 870 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,986 60%
 Households with Kids 6,111 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male268247266280287302282322315319326377362393357378474408294262
Female259253279261262273317255298323315328350340375406401369269235
Total527500545541549575599577613642641705712733732784875777563497

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98042 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98042 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98042 real estate data, the median home value of $297,100 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98042 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98042 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 43,600 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 6 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 67 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 10,606 67%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,995 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,496 16%
 Households Vacant 723 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 154 21.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1.8%
 For Sale Only 243 33.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 41 5.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 68 9.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 203 28.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 0.4%
 1 Bedroom 441 17.9%
 2 Bedroom 386 15.7%
 3+ Bedroom 1,628 66.0%
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 $87,342 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98042 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 98042. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 16,586 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,556 25%
 No Earnings 9,106 27%
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 16,586 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,556 25%
 No Earnings 9,106 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,331 89.7%
 Public transportation 809 3.6%
 Taxicab 25 0.1%
 Motorcycle 12 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 332 1.5%
 Worked at Home 1,145 5.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 1,186 8.2%
 High School Graduate 7,459 51.6%
 Associate's degree 1,294 9.0%
 Bachelor's degree 3,168 21.9%
 Master's degree 1,178 8.2%
 Professional school degree 143 1.0%
 Doctorate degree 21 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,798 81.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 980 10.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 782 8.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98042

ZIP Code 98042 is in the Kent School District. There are 16 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98042.

Cedar Valley Elementary School
26500 Timberlane Way SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Covington Elementary School
17070 SE Wax Rd
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Grass Lake Elementary School
28700 191st Place SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Lake Youngs Elementary School
19660 142nd Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Meridian Elementary School
25621 140th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Sunrise Elementary School
22300 132nd Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Crestwood Elementary School
25225 180th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Jenkins Creek Elementary School
26915 186th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Horizon Elementary School
27641 144th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent School District
Cedar Heights Middle School
19640 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Mattson Middle School
16400 SE 251st St
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Kentwood High School
25800 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Kentlake High School
21401 SE Falcon Way
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kent School District
Tahoma Senior High School
18200 SE 240th St
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tahoma School District
Kentwood Christian Academy
26223 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Sunshine Mountain Christian School
25125 132nd Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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