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ZIP Code 98501

Primary City:Olympia, WA (View All Cities)
County: Thurston County
Timezone: Pacific (2:26pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.0, -122.9
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98501. 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 98501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98501, 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:
Olympia, WA
Acceptable:
Tumwater
Unacceptable:
Boston Harbor, Maytown, Nisqually, Offutt Lake, Oly, Schneiders Prairie, South Bay, South Sound, Thompson Place, Union Mills

Stats and Demographics for the 98501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98501 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 98501 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 large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98501 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 38,133
Population Density 1,107 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,048
Median Home Value $271,500
Land Area 34.44 sq mi
Water Area 1.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,111
Median Household Income $66,729

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1151,1791,3771,2861,0311,2181,1421,2261,3351,4001,4381,4061,127752508365240244
Female1,0351,1221,2861,2621,1351,2401,2641,3111,4371,5451,5641,5081,249858568487409464
Total2,1502,3012,6632,5482,1662,4582,4062,5372,7722,9453,0022,9142,3761,6101,076852649708

Gender

 Male 18,389 48%
 Female 19,744 52%
Gender

Race

 White 32,723 85.8%
 Black Or African American 561 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 390 1.0%
 Asian 1,985 5.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 129 0.3%
 Other Race 596 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 1,749 4.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner507801,7962,4892,5361,377780320
Renter6951,6051,129983741352296182
Total7452,3852,9253,4723,2771,7291,076502

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,550 47%
 Single Guardian 2,430 15%
 Singles 4,826 30%
 Singles With Roommate 1,305 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,115 69%
 Households with Kids 4,996 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male225205247228219250217236257281278248281289292271289260174189
Female205197214232218227193233251265273241227280273272262243212195
Total430402461460437477410469508546551489508569565543551503386384

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98501 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98501 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 98501 real estate data, the median home value of $271,500 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 98501. Rentals in 98501 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 98501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 37,804 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 23 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 33 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 265 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,497 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,631 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,983 35%
 Households Vacant 937 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 333 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 3%
 For Sale Only 212 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 48 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 113 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 205 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 375 6%
 1 Bedroom 1,605 27%
 2 Bedroom 2,248 38%
 3+ Bedroom 1,711 29%
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 $66,729 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98501 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 98501 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 14,049 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,208 25%
 No Earnings 9,998 31%
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 14,049 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,208 25%
 No Earnings 9,998 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,589 84.2%
 Public transportation 554 2.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 75 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,618 8.2%
 Worked at Home 869 4.4%
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 752 6%
 High School Graduate 5,510 43%
 Associate's degree 1,037 8%
 Bachelor's degree 3,126 24%
 Master's degree 1,482 12%
 Professional school degree 635 5%
 Doctorate degree 239 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,745 76.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 982 13.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 793 10.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98501

ZIP Code 98501 is in the Olympia School District. There are 20 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98501.

Madison Elementary School
1225 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Pioneer Elementary School
1655 Carlyon Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Washington Middle School
3100 Cain Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Mckenny Elementary
3250 Morse Merryman Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Lincoln Elementary School
213 21st Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Centennial Elementary
2637 45th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Olympia School District
Peter G Schmidt Elementary
225 Dennis St SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tumwater School District
East Olympia Elementary
8700 Rich Rd
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tumwater School District
Olympia High School
1302 North St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Olympia School District
Avanti High School
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Olympia School District
Tumwater High School
700 Israel Rd
Tumwater, WA 98501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tumwater School District
New Market Skills Center
7299 New Market St SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tumwater School District
New Market High School
7299 New Market St SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tumwater School District
St Michael School
1204 11th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Olympia Community School
1601 North St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Childrens Inn
1939 Karen Frazier Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Serendipity Children'S Center
4015 Tumwater Valley Dr SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Rising Tide School
114 20th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Olympia Waldorf School
8126 Normandy St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Capital Montessori School
730 Lilly Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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