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ZIP Code 98626

Primary City:Kelso, WA (View All Cities)
County: Cowlitz County
Timezone: Pacific (2:11pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.1, -122.7
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98626

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98626. 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 98626. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98626, 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:
Kelso, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98626 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98626 is located in southwest 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 98626 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 large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98626 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,523
Population Density 180 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,088
Median Home Value $161,200
Land Area 136.45 sq mi
Water Area 0.92 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,382
Median Household Income $44,636

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male838818914963690693757781824913923817739544381267181113
Female828881866931714710765788848892913824760532398321219177
Total1,6661,6991,7801,8941,4041,4031,5221,5691,6721,8051,8361,6411,4991,076779588400290

Gender

 Male 12,156 50%
 Female 12,367 50%
Gender

Race

 White 21,737 88.6%
 Black Or African American 149 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 402 1.6%
 Asian 297 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 37 0.2%
 Other Race 852 3.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,049 4.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner515549881,3271,405962573174
Renter35574574368044922510645
Total4061,2991,7312,0071,8541,187679219

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,628 49%
 Single Guardian 1,912 20%
 Singles 2,198 23%
 Singles With Roommate 644 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,089 65%
 Households with Kids 3,293 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male173187158176155151165176171189166175198186189199214206155147
Female168151176163176164180186175183155180171177186209189185162178
Total341338334339331315345362346372321355369363375408403391317325

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98626 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98626 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 98626 real estate data, the median home value of $161,200 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98626 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98626 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98626 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,472 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 5 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 46 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,147 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,887 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,348 33%
 Households Vacant 706 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 254 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 2%
 For Sale Only 120 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 19 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 240 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 153 5%
 1 Bedroom 421 13%
 2 Bedroom 1,641 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,130 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 $44,636 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98626 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 98626 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 5,916 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,899 26%
 No Earnings 8,017 43%
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 5,916 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,899 26%
 No Earnings 8,017 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,378 93.7%
 Public transportation 31 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 45 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 296 3.3%
 Worked at Home 196 2.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,242 15.2%
 High School Graduate 5,231 64.0%
 Associate's degree 695 8.5%
 Bachelor's degree 757 9.3%
 Master's degree 204 2.5%
 Professional school degree 37 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 10 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,660 78.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 547 11.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 444 9.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98626

ZIP Code 98626 is in the Kelso School District. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98626.

Special Education
601 Crawford St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kelso School District
Carrolls Elementary
3902 Old Pacific Hwy South
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Barnes Elementary
401 Barnes
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Butler Acres Elementary
1609 Burcham St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Catlin Elementary
404 Long Ave
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Coweeman Middle School
2000 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Huntington Middle School
500 Redpath
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Rose Valley Elementary
1502 Rose Valley Rd
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Wallace Elementary
410 Elm St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kelso School District
Kelso High School
1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kelso School District
Loowit High School
1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kelso School District
Kelso Virtual Academy
601 Crawford St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kelso School District
Kelso-Longview Sda School
96 Garden St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Family House Academy
1220 Carroll Rd
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kelso Christian Academy
403 Academy St
Kelso, WA 98626
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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