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ZIP Code 98439

Primary City:Lakewood, WA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Lakewood
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (4:34pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.12, -122.53
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98439

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98439. 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 98439. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98439, 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:
Lakewood, WA
Acceptable:
Joint Base Lewis Mcchord, Lewis Mcchord, Mcchord Afb, Tacoma
Unacceptable:
Jb Lewis Mcchord, Jblm, Mc Chord Afb

Stats and Demographics for the 98439 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98439 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 a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98439 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98439 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,839
Population Density 555 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,024
Median Home Value $10,200
Land Area 8.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,758
Median Household Income $33,445

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 24Male Median Age: 24Female Median Age: 25

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4152571551652823011851751321099468532615770
Female33924615014833934419115611910486604232131077
Total75450330531362164537633125121318012895582817147

Gender

 Male 2,446 51%
 Female 2,393 49%
Gender

Race

 White 3,075 64%
 Black Or African American 527 11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 85 2%
 Asian 154 3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 159 3%
 Other Race 311 6%
 Two Or More Races 528 11%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner71732444020183
Renter3225773142051133862
Total32959434624915358245

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 779 44%
 Single Guardian 436 25%
 Singles 424 24%
 Singles With Roommate 119 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 867 49%
 Households with Kids 891 51%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male78111707765425642522940333122323926274141
Female9065725270514841364236232821222322374449
Total1681761421291359310483887176565943546248648590

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98439 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98439 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 98439 real estate data, the median home value of $10,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98439 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98439 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98439 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,839 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 62 3%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 119 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,577 78%
 Households Vacant 266 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 214 80%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 2%
 For Sale Only 3 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 44 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 26 2%
 1 Bedroom 401 24%
 2 Bedroom 483 29%
 3+ Bedroom 739 45%
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 $33,445 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98439 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. Residents in ZIP code 98439 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98439 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 1,614 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 997 27%
 No Earnings 1,131 30%
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 1,614 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 997 27%
 No Earnings 1,131 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,581 75%
 Public transportation 206 10%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 20 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 193 9%
 Worked at Home 95 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 153 10%
 High School Graduate 1,186 74%
 Associate's degree 130 8%
 Bachelor's degree 98 6%
 Master's degree 35 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,157 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 82 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 240 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98439

ZIP Code 98439 is in the Clover Park School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98439.

Special Education Services/Relife
14721 Murray St
Lakewood, WA 98439
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Clover Park School District
Carter Lake Elementary School
3415 Lincoln Blvd SW
Tacoma, WA 98439
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Woodbrook Middle School
14920 Spring St
Lakewood, WA 98439
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District

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