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ZIP Code 98542

Primary City:Ethel, WA (View All Cities)
County: Lewis County
Timezone: Pacific (8:31pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.52, -122.75
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98542. 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 98542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98542, 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:
Ethel, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98542 is located in southwest 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 98542 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98542 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 656
Population Density 48 people per sq mi
Housing Units 284
Median Home Value $249,000
Land Area 13.59 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 254
Median Household Income $59,063

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1712302615161216242030223018171148
Female1819221919142117252728242218137123
Total353152453430333349475846523630181611

Gender

 Male 328 50%
 Female 328 50%
Gender

Race

 White 600 91.5%
 Black Or African American 1 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 1.8%
 Asian 3 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 16 2.4%
 Two Or More Races 24 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01529424432244
Renter71110206703
Total72639625039247

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 148 58%
 Single Guardian 42 17%
 Singles 51 20%
 Singles With Roommate 13 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 175 69%
 Households with Kids 79 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male43510345094674563753
Female50825333523575625333
Total93133567851171114911881086

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98542 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98542 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 98542 real estate data, the median home value of $249,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98542. Rentals in 98542 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 656 100%
 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 120 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 70 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 64 23%
 Households Vacant 30 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 30%
 For Migrant Workers 3 10%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 13 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 28 49%
 3+ Bedroom 29 51%
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 $59,063 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98542 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, 98542 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. Most commuters in 98542 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 222 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 101 20%
 No Earnings 182 36%
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 222 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 101 20%
 No Earnings 182 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 275 94%
 Public transportation 11 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 7 2%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98542 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 3 1%
 High School Graduate 156 71%
 Associate's degree 20 9%
 Bachelor's degree 41 19%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 165 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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