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ZIP Code 98278

Primary City:Oak Harbor, WA (View All Cities)
Organization:Naval Air Station, Whidbey Nas
ZIP Type: Unique
County: Island County
Timezone: Pacific (9:41am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.34, -122.67
ZIP (~1500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98278. 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 98278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98278, 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:
Oak Harbor, WA
Nas Whidbey, Whidbey Island Naval Air
Naval Air Station, Whidbey Nas

Stats and Demographics for the 98278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98278 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 98278 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely 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 98278 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,065
Population Density 202 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1
Land Area 5.26 sq mi
Water Area 1.43 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 22Male Median Age: 22Female Median Age: 22

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 880 83%
 Female 185 17%


 White 761 71.5%
 Black Or African American 129 12.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 1.3%
 Asian 69 6.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.6%
 Other Race 42 3.9%
 Two Or More Races 44 4.1%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 0 0%
 Single Guardian 0 0%
 Singles 1 100%
 Singles With Roommate 0 0%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 1 100%
 Households with Kids 0 0%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98278 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more military bases nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1 0.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 1,064 99.9%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1 100%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 0 0%
 Renter Occupied Households 0 0%
 Households Vacant 0 0%
Housing Occupancy

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

ZIP 98278 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 98278 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. The commute in 98278 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 1,299 92%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 106 8%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,299 92%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 106 8%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 523 37.4%
 Public transportation 8 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 769 55.0%
 Worked at Home 98 7.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98278 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 169 64%
 Associate's degree 23 9%
 Bachelor's degree 64 24%
 Master's degree 10 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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