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ZIP Code 98230

Primary City:Blaine, WA (View All Cities)
County: Whatcom County
Timezone: Pacific (1:50pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.9, -122.9
ZIP (~27 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98230

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98230. 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 98230. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98230, 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:
Blaine, WA
Unacceptable:
Birch Bay

Stats and Demographics for the 98230 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98230 is located in northwest Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98230 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98230 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,710
Population Density 359 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,802
Median Home Value $249,700
Land Area 43.76 sq mi
Water Area 4.81 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,553
Median Household Income $56,641

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male49647150450234738642845548359662656062651636325914185
Female486453449435339407455435523603641649682512323205137132
Total9829249539376867938838901,0061,1991,2671,2091,3081,028686464278217

Gender

 Male 7,844 50%
 Female 7,866 50%
Gender

Race

 White 13,918 88.6%
 Black Or African American 164 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 164 1.0%
 Asian 571 3.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 98 0.6%
 Other Race 207 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 588 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner484156621,0001,19390942999
Renter1153463514162891677836
Total1637611,0131,4161,4821,076507135

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,567 54%
 Single Guardian 823 13%
 Singles 1,754 27%
 Singles With Roommate 409 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,726 72%
 Households with Kids 1,827 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male95100123102801038711190981071149392104919910110780
Female95959410084111869577881028686877785118896667
Total190195217202164214173206167186209200179179181176217190173147

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98230 has a large 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 98230 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98230 real estate data, the median home value of $249,700 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98230 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98230 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98230 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,624 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 46 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 40 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,293 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,462 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,798 20%
 Households Vacant 2,249 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 166 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 65 3%
 For Sale Only 219 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 46 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,614 72%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 139 6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 48 3%
 1 Bedroom 261 18%
 2 Bedroom 631 44%
 3+ Bedroom 506 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 $56,641 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98230 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98230 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,794 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,983 24%
 No Earnings 4,517 37%
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 4,794 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,983 24%
 No Earnings 4,517 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,595 83.5%
 Public transportation 8 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 43 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 638 9.5%
 Worked at Home 415 6.2%
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 652 12%
 High School Graduate 2,545 46%
 Associate's degree 422 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,196 22%
 Master's degree 441 8%
 Professional school degree 98 2%
 Doctorate degree 146 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,667 76.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 340 9.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 500 14.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98230

ZIP Code 98230 is in the Blaine School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98230.

Blaine Home Connections
580 C St
Blaine, WA 98230
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Blaine School District
Blaine Elementary School
836 Mitchell Ave
Blaine, WA 98230
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Blaine School District
Blaine Middle School
975 H St
Blaine, WA 98230
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Blaine School District
Blaine Primary School
820 Boblett St
Blaine, WA 98230
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Blaine School District
Blaine High School
1055 H St
Blaine, WA 98230
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Blaine School District

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