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ZIP Code 98109

Primary City:Seattle, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Westlake|Cascade
County: King County
Timezone: Pacific (7:58pm)
Area code: 206 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.63, -122.34
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98109

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98109. 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 98109. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98109, 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:
Seattle, WA
Unacceptable:
Queen Anne

Stats and Demographics for the 98109 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98109 is located in west Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98109 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 small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98109 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,715
Population Density 10,361 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,906
Median Home Value $451,400
Land Area 2.00 sq mi
Water Area 0.42 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,419
Median Household Income $77,034

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3452591681358042,0081,6101,032936649608525459307192129141143
Female3052181841771,1292,1441,290879650535546534460310216176225287
Total6504773523121,9334,1522,9001,9111,5861,1841,1541,059919617408305366430

Gender

 Male 10,450 50%
 Female 10,265 50%
Gender

Race

 White 16,826 81.2%
 Black Or African American 843 4.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 140 0.7%
 Asian 1,696 8.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 59 0.3%
 Other Race 262 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 889 4.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5182388970472742522699
Renter1,0023,7901,540806589269257222
Total1,0534,6132,4291,5101,316694483321

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,756 22%
 Single Guardian 536 4%
 Singles 6,924 56%
 Singles With Roommate 2,203 18%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,362 91%
 Households with Kids 1,057 9%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6966546155545748453328414224272628233149
Female5672644248504135444033442938373028325082
Total12513811810310310498838973618571626456565581131

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98109 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98109 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 98109 real estate data, the median home value of $451,400 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98109 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98109 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98109 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,991 96.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 135 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 589 2.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,123 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 821 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 8,475 61%
 Households Vacant 1,487 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 714 48%
 Rented & Unoccupied 38 3%
 For Sale Only 233 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 54 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 249 17%
 For Migrant Workers 23 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 176 12%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,550 18%
 1 Bedroom 4,557 53%
 2 Bedroom 2,133 25%
 3+ Bedroom 400 5%
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 $77,034 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98109 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. ZIP code 98109 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 98109 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 98109 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,236 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,639 28%
 No Earnings 3,398 17%
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 11,236 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,639 28%
 No Earnings 3,398 17%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,113 52.9%
 Public transportation 3,130 20.4%
 Taxicab 16 0.1%
 Motorcycle 39 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3,038 19.8%
 Worked at Home 1,004 6.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98109 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 231 3%
 High School Graduate 2,259 25%
 Associate's degree 631 7%
 Bachelor's degree 3,736 42%
 Master's degree 1,329 15%
 Professional school degree 496 6%
 Doctorate degree 283 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 794 56.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 447 32.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 155 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98109

ZIP Code 98109 is in the Seattle School District #1. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98109.

Seattle World School
301 21st Ave East
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Seattle School District #1
Hutch School
527 Minor Av North
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Seattle School District #1
John Hay Elementary School
201 Garfield St
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Seattle School District #1
The Center School
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Seattle School District #1
Seattle Country Day School
2619 4th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Morningside Academy
201 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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