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ZIP Code 98121

Primary City:Seattle, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Belltown|Downtown
County: King County
Timezone: Pacific (11:58pm)
Area code: 206 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.61, -122.35
ZIP (~1500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98121

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98121. 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 98121. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98121, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 98121 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98121 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 98121 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors 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 98121 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,628
Population Density 28,659 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,149
Median Home Value $417,100
Land Area 0.44 sq mi
Water Area 0.21 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,668
Median Household Income $59,355

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6829171487471,408989716561554514431368216108934733
Female8122202467321,137711451356314367332306192127776149
Total14951373941,4792,5451,7001,16791786888176367440823517010882

Gender

 Male 7,047 56%
 Female 5,581 44%
Gender

Race

 White 8,962 71.0%
 Black Or African American 878 7.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 142 1.1%
 Asian 1,803 14.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 46 0.4%
 Other Race 212 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 585 4.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner575754964023982359935
Renter8942,5091,06485464623913233
Total9513,0841,5601,2561,04447423168

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,272 15%
 Single Guardian 207 2%
 Singles 6,099 70%
 Singles With Roommate 1,090 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 8,451 97%
 Households with Kids 217 3%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2161022945952523356567893
Female181211568233651532456816792
Total391821781768121176765911124245185

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98121 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98121 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98121 real estate data, the median home value of $417,100 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98121 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98121 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98121 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,567 92%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 461 4%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 600 5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,951 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 346 3%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,371 63%
 Households Vacant 1,481 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 521 35.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 35 2.4%
 For Sale Only 237 16.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 42 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 550 37.1%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 92 6.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 2,488 36%
 1 Bedroom 3,156 46%
 2 Bedroom 856 13%
 3+ Bedroom 340 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 $59,355 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98121 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. ZIP code 98121 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 98121 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 98121 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 5,795 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,385 28%
 No Earnings 2,798 23%
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 5,795 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,385 28%
 No Earnings 2,798 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,230 40%
 Public transportation 1,469 18%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 2,937 36%
 Worked at Home 508 6%
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 238 4%
 High School Graduate 1,592 28%
 Associate's degree 243 4%
 Bachelor's degree 2,018 36%
 Master's degree 986 18%
 Professional school degree 325 6%
 Doctorate degree 187 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 11 30%
 Enrolled in Private School 26 70%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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