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ZIP Code 98243

Post Office City:Deer Harbor, WA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Pacific (4:26am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.622, -123.000
ZIP (~300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98243

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Primary/preferred city:
Deer Harbor, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98243 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98243 is located in northwest 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 98243 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98243 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 507
Population Density 99 people per sq mi
Housing Units 607
Median Home Value $795,500
Land Area 5.14 sq mi
Water Area 10.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 269
Median Household Income $55,804

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 58Male Median Age: 60Female Median Age: 56

Under 55510
85 Plus10717


 Male 252 50%
 Female 255 50%


 White 475 93.7%
 Black Or African American 8 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.4%
 Asian 5 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.6%
 Other Race 2 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 12 2.4%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus8412

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 144 54%
 Single Guardian 17 6%
 Singles 81 30%
 Singles With Roommate 27 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 245 91%
 Households with Kids 24 9%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98243 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 98243 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 98243 real estate data, the median home value of $795,500 is extremely high 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 98243. Rentals in 98243 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 98243 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 499 98%
 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 8 2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 107 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 86 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 76 13%
 Households Vacant 338 56%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 302 89%
 For Migrant Workers 3 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 22 7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 2 4%
 2 Bedroom 22 47%
 3+ Bedroom 23 49%
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 $55,804 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98243 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. 98243 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. A higher percentage of people in 98243 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 98243 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 75 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 63 20%
 No Earnings 181 57%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 75 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 63 20%
 No Earnings 181 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 70 58%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 21%
 Worked at Home 26 21%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98243 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 10 3%
 High School Graduate 129 41%
 Associate's degree 12 4%
 Bachelor's degree 111 35%
 Master's degree 30 10%
 Professional school degree 4 1%
 Doctorate degree 17 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 0 0%
 Enrolled in Private School 2 100%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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