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ZIP Code 98942

Primary City:Selah, WA (View All Cities)
County: Yakima County
Timezone: Pacific (8:08pm)
Area code: 509 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.8, -120.7
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98942

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98942. 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 98942. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98942, 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:
Selah, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98942 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98942 is located in central 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 98942 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 small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98942 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,973
Population Density 90 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,471
Median Home Value $199,900
Land Area 188.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,208
Median Household Income $59,067

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male55469065068646048149052251467664655447537325717413076
Female573643612631450553488512583727632611484355255195132129
Total1,1271,3331,2621,3179101,0349781,0341,0971,4031,2781,165959728512369262205

Gender

 Male 8,408 50%
 Female 8,565 50%
Gender

Race

 White 14,871 87.6%
 Black Or African American 56 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 184 1.1%
 Asian 110 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 23 0.1%
 Other Race 1,198 7.1%
 Two Or More Races 531 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner414357711,1611,02868533486
Renter176497313304164887946
Total2179321,0841,4651,192773413132

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,647 59%
 Single Guardian 1,061 17%
 Singles 1,180 19%
 Singles With Roommate 320 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,855 62%
 Households with Kids 2,353 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male107119120108124155136140135125151129125120128145138131144110
Female11411910712212410912314314411813312112411613514013011910784
Total221238227230248264259283279243284250249236263285268250251194

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98942 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98942 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 98942 real estate data, the median home value of $199,900 is slightly higher than average 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 98942. Rentals in 98942 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 98942 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,844 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 125 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,339 52%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,202 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,667 26%
 Households Vacant 263 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 73 28%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 2%
 For Sale Only 63 24%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 26 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 85 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 267 17%
 2 Bedroom 654 41%
 3+ Bedroom 688 43%
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 $59,067 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98942 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 98942 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 5,558 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,463 27%
 No Earnings 3,577 28%
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 5,558 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,463 27%
 No Earnings 3,577 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,131 93.0%
 Public transportation 44 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 19 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 140 1.8%
 Worked at Home 331 4.3%
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 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 794 15.1%
 High School Graduate 2,756 52.3%
 Associate's degree 502 9.5%
 Bachelor's degree 853 16.2%
 Master's degree 278 5.3%
 Professional school degree 72 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 12 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,125 78.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 652 16.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 217 5.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98942

ZIP Code 98942 is in the Selah School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98942.

John Campbell Elementary School
408 North First St
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Selah School District
Robert S Lince Elementary
316 West Naches Ave
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Selah School District
Selah Intermediate
1401 West Fremont Ave
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Selah School District
Selah Preschool
105 West Bartlett
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Selah School District
Selah Homelink
411 North First St
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Selah School District
Selah High School
801 North First St
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Selah School District
Selah Junior High School
411 North First St
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Selah School District
Selah Academy
801 North First St
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Selah School District
Selah Covenant Christian School
560 McGonagle Rd
Selah, WA 98942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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