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ZIP Code 98248

Primary City:Ferndale, WA (View All Cities)
County: Whatcom County
Timezone: Pacific (12:42pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.9, -122.6
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98248

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98248. 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 98248. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98248, 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:
Ferndale, WA
Unacceptable:
Pleasant Valley

Stats and Demographics for the 98248 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98248 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 98248 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 98248 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,361
Population Density 316 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,739
Median Home Value $266,400
Land Area 70.84 sq mi
Water Area 2.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,154
Median Household Income $58,493

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
Male779778927932623565687703749835871729710472306209154111
Female726769860855593630667752815863822802676475330224186176
Total1,5051,5471,7871,7871,2161,1951,3541,4551,5641,6981,6931,5311,386947636433340287

Gender

 Male 11,140 50%
 Female 11,221 50%
Gender

Race

 White 19,007 85.0%
 Black Or African American 181 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 724 3.2%
 Asian 616 2.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 59 0.3%
 Other Race 981 4.4%
 Two Or More Races 793 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner456001,1381,4681,414829409139
Renter2034774434232591519858
Total2481,0771,5811,8911,673980507197

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,820 59%
 Single Guardian 1,215 15%
 Singles 1,673 21%
 Singles With Roommate 446 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,139 63%
 Households with Kids 3,015 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male158143152165146141159170162173196183198177193192193182172157
Female140142137169159154158154144188141174197160163189192174137122
Total298285289334305295317324306361337357395337356381385356309279

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98248 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98248 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 98248 real estate data, the median home value of $266,400 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98248 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98248 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98248 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 22,273 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 7 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 4 0.0%
 Other Institutional 10 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 67 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,419 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,623 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,112 24%
 Households Vacant 585 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 134 23%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Sale Only 106 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 215 37%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 108 18%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 71 3%
 1 Bedroom 290 13%
 2 Bedroom 963 43%
 3+ Bedroom 920 41%
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 $58,493 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98248 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. More commuters in 98248 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 6,640 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,363 30%
 No Earnings 5,712 32%
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 6,640 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,363 30%
 No Earnings 5,712 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,107 89.3%
 Public transportation 141 1.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 25 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 334 3.3%
 Worked at Home 588 5.8%
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 944 13%
 High School Graduate 3,408 48%
 Associate's degree 992 14%
 Bachelor's degree 1,274 18%
 Master's degree 314 4%
 Professional school degree 72 1%
 Doctorate degree 93 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,469 76.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 676 14.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 382 8.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98248

ZIP Code 98248 is in the Ferndale School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98248.

Central Elementary
5610 Second Ave
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Mountain View Elementary
5780 Hendrickson Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Skyline Elementary School
2225 Thornton Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Eagleridge Elementary
2651 Thornton Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Ferndale Special Services
6041 Vista Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Cascadia Elementary
6175 Church Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ferndale School District
Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ferndale School District
Vista Middle School
6051 Vista Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Ferndale School District
Horizon Middle School
2671 Thornton Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Ferndale School District
Windward High School
5275 Northwest Ave
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ferndale School District
Providence Christian School Nw
5942 Portal Way
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Pioneer Meadows Montessori School
2377 Douglas Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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