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ZIP Code 98498

Primary City:Lakewood, WA (View All Cities)
County: Pierce County
Timezone: Pacific (2:25pm)
Area code: 253 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.16, -122.58
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98498

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98498. 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 98498. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98498, 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:
Tacoma
Unacceptable:
American Lake, Fort Steilacoom

Stats and Demographics for the 98498 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98498 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98498 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98498 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,546
Population Density 3,242 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,330
Median Home Value $240,800
Land Area 8.50 sq mi
Water Area 1.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,255
Median Household Income $54,303

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8007407758969219948197337731,0451,067992902650434422317207
Female7747097378709389647637358431,0421,1321,060950684530564450314
Total1,5741,4491,5121,7661,8591,9581,5821,4681,6162,0872,1992,0521,8521,334964986767521

Gender

 Male 13,487 49%
 Female 14,059 51%
Gender

Race

 White 18,155 66%
 Black Or African American 2,988 11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 282 1%
 Asian 2,411 9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 468 2%
 Other Race 865 3%
 Two Or More Races 2,377 9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner474427541,5041,6081,1691,046315
Renter6171,13381481659621612553
Total6641,5751,5682,3202,2041,3851,171368

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,208 46%
 Single Guardian 1,931 17%
 Singles 3,349 30%
 Singles With Roommate 767 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,192 73%
 Households with Kids 3,063 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male167156165144154147147143149136175135154175149181168195203162
Female189162138115140132151141145126168145160138159158182199172162
Total356318303259294279298284294262343280314313308339350394375324

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98498 has a small 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 98498 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 98498 real estate data, the median home value of $240,800 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98498. Rentals in 98498 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98498 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,491 96.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 80 0.3%
 Other Institutional 840 3.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 135 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,857 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,028 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,370 35%
 Households Vacant 1,075 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 552 51.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 1.8%
 For Sale Only 159 14.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 79 7.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 235 21.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 75 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,525 32%
 2 Bedroom 1,899 40%
 3+ Bedroom 1,227 26%
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 $54,303 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98498 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 98498 has very few people that work at home. 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 98498 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 8,920 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,775 20%
 No Earnings 9,739 42%
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 8,920 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,775 20%
 No Earnings 9,739 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,643 90.8%
 Public transportation 447 3.8%
 Taxicab 13 0.1%
 Motorcycle 107 0.9%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 394 3.4%
 Worked at Home 116 1.0%
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 925 9%
 High School Graduate 5,645 57%
 Associate's degree 968 10%
 Bachelor's degree 1,489 15%
 Master's degree 607 6%
 Professional school degree 206 2%
 Doctorate degree 92 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,302 79.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 281 6.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 566 13.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98498

ZIP Code 98498 is in the Clover Park School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98498.

Firwood
8805 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Steilacoom, WA 98498
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Clover Park School District
General William H. Harrison Preparatory School
8800 121st St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Clover Park School District
Transition Day Students
8805 Steilacoom Blvd
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Clover Park School District
Tillicum Elementary School
8514 Maple St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Custer Elementary School
7801 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Hudtloff Middle School
8102 Phillips Rd
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Idlewild Elementary School
10806 Idlewild Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Lake Louise Elementary School
11014 Holden Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Mann Middle School
11509 Holden Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Oakbrook Elementary School
7802 83rd Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Oak Grove
8805 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Steilacoom, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clover Park School District
Lakes High School
10320 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Clover Park School District
Oakridge Group Home
8701 Steilacoom Blvd
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Clover Park School District
Lakewood Lutheran School
10202 112th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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