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ZIP Code 98597

Primary City:Yelm, WA (View All Cities)
County: Thurston County
Timezone: Pacific (3:50am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.9, -122.4
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98597

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98597. 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 98597. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98597, 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:
Yelm, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98597 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98597 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 98597 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 large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98597 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,557
Population Density 193 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,649
Median Home Value $210,900
Land Area 111.59 sq mi
Water Area 3.71 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,843
Median Household Income $55,226

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male79378192387954966873774278184167660848536224318310976
Female819806873794592781772820778816730682597463293179173153
Total1,6121,5871,7961,6731,1411,4491,5091,5621,5591,6571,4061,2901,082825536362282229

Gender

 Male 10,436 48%
 Female 11,121 52%
Gender

Race

 White 18,462 85.6%
 Black Or African American 401 1.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 357 1.7%
 Asian 434 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 114 0.5%
 Other Race 554 2.6%
 Two Or More Races 1,235 5.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1248851,2461,3801,14173934591
Renter1695033943232461229342
Total2931,3881,6401,7031,387861438133

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,265 54%
 Single Guardian 1,450 18%
 Singles 1,636 21%
 Singles With Roommate 492 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,665 59%
 Households with Kids 3,178 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male156158149159157157145164158181198181196167208176187167141132
Female171164189142158159167164158183169163177181165159192161117101
Total327322338301315316312328316364367344373348373335379328258233

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98597 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98597 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98597 real estate data, the median home value of $210,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98597. Rentals in 98597 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98597 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,476 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 81 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,833 56%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,118 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,892 22%
 Households Vacant 806 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 131 16%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 1%
 For Sale Only 208 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 224 28%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 194 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 44 2%
 1 Bedroom 250 13%
 2 Bedroom 619 32%
 3+ Bedroom 1,040 53%
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 $55,226 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98597 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. In 98597 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,518 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,257 21%
 No Earnings 5,935 38%
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 6,518 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,257 21%
 No Earnings 5,935 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,878 90%
 Public transportation 81 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 420 5%
 Worked at Home 369 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 403 6%
 High School Graduate 4,335 68%
 Associate's degree 574 9%
 Bachelor's degree 693 11%
 Master's degree 202 3%
 Professional school degree 122 2%
 Doctorate degree 63 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,355 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 287 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 634 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98597

ZIP Code 98597 is in the Yelm School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98597.

Mill Pond Elementary School
909 Mill Rd SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Yelm School District
Southworth Elementary
13849 Yelm Hwy SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Yelm School District
Yelm Prairie Elementary
16535 110th Ave SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Yelm School District
Fort Stevens Elementary
16525 100th Way SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Yelm School District
Lackamas Elementary
16240 Bald Hill Rd
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Yelm School District
Yelm Extension School
107 First St North
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Yelm School District
Yelm High School 12
1315 Yelm Ave West
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Yelm School District
Yelm Middle School
402 Yelm Ave West
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Yelm School District
Ridgeline Middle School
10605 Carter St SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Yelm School District
Eagle View Christian School
13036 Morris Rd SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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