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ZIP Code 98531

Primary City:Centralia, WA (View All Cities)
County: Lewis County
Timezone: Pacific (11:00pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.7, -122.9
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98531

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98531. 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 98531. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98531, 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:
Centralia, WA
Unacceptable:
Fords Prairie, Grand Mound, Waunch Prairie

Stats and Demographics for the 98531 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98531 is located in west Washington and covers a slightly higher 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 98531 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98531 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,121
Population Density 177 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,301
Median Home Value $168,300
Land Area 136.63 sq mi
Water Area 1.39 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,448
Median Household Income $38,594

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9247917711,086868851787642684723827738631450360322243246
Female852766784787803855726656671716812759674570449429365503
Total1,7761,5571,5551,8731,6711,7061,5131,2981,3551,4391,6391,4971,3051,020809751608749

Gender

 Male 11,944 50%
 Female 12,177 50%
Gender

Race

 White 20,565 85.3%
 Black Or African American 175 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 329 1.4%
 Asian 259 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 62 0.3%
 Other Race 1,787 7.4%
 Two Or More Races 944 3.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner665077711,0811,274906700314
Renter491973625656421254216193
Total5571,4801,3961,7371,6951,160916507

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,056 43%
 Single Guardian 1,839 19%
 Singles 2,822 30%
 Singles With Roommate 731 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,442 68%
 Households with Kids 3,006 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male193183183179157167154155158165171140151144184243250207202171
Female193171161161150146156156158184141138146175126145167186163164
Total386354344340307313310311316349312278297319310388417393365335

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98531 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 98531 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 98531 real estate data, the median home value of $168,300 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98531 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98531 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 98531 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,600 97.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 203 0.8%
 Nursing Facilities 252 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 66 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,570 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,049 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,829 37%
 Households Vacant 853 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 309 36.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1.8%
 For Sale Only 212 24.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 3.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 5.5%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 242 28.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 267 7%
 1 Bedroom 888 22%
 2 Bedroom 1,544 38%
 3+ Bedroom 1,360 34%
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 $38,594 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98531 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98531 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 5,311 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,088 28%
 No Earnings 8,083 44%
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 5,311 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,088 28%
 No Earnings 8,083 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,572 88.8%
 Public transportation 100 1.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 5 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 443 5.2%
 Worked at Home 405 4.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,562 21.7%
 High School Graduate 3,820 53.1%
 Associate's degree 788 11.0%
 Bachelor's degree 602 8.4%
 Master's degree 275 3.8%
 Professional school degree 136 1.9%
 Doctorate degree 12 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,111 80.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 484 9.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 542 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98531

ZIP Code 98531 is in the Centralia School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98531.

Edison Elementary
607 H St
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Centralia School District
Fords Prairie Elementary
1620 Harrison Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Centralia School District
Jefferson Lincoln Elementary
400 West Summa
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Centralia School District
Oakview Elementary School
201 Oakview Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Centralia School District
Washington Elementary School
800 Field St
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Centralia School District
Centralia Middle School
901 Johnson Rd
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Centralia School District
Centralia High School
813 Eshom Rd
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Centralia School District
Centralia Christian School
1315 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cedar Valley Academy
268 Big Hanaford Rd
Centralia, WA 98531
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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