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ZIP Code 98256

Post Office City:Index, WA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Snohomish County
Timezone: Pacific (1:34am)
Coordinates:47.819, -121.556
ZIP (~800 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98256

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 98256. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 98256 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Index, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98256 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98256 is located in central 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 98256 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of young adults is slightly less than average. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98256 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see Index, WA households.

Population 420
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 454
Median Home Value $155,500
Land Area 84.50 sq mi
Water Area 0.33 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 214
Median Household Income $32,386

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 50

Under 515823
85 Plus000


 Male 213 51%
 Female 207 49%


 White 403 96.0%
 Black Or African American 1 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.2%
 Asian 4 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.2%
 Other Race 2 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 8 1.9%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 78 36%
 Single Guardian 23 11%
 Singles 92 43%
 Singles With Roommate 21 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 178 83%
 Households with Kids 36 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98256 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 98256 were primarily built in the 1960s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98256 real estate data, the median home value of $155,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 98256 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 98256 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98256 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 420 100%
 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 102 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 68 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 44 10%
 Households Vacant 240 53%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 11 4.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 12 5.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 202 84.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 14 5.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 22 33%
 2 Bedroom 41 62%
 3+ Bedroom 3 5%
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 $32,386 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98256 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. In 98256 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 94 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 150 37%
 No Earnings 157 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 94 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 150 37%
 No Earnings 157 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 179 91%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 13 7%
 Worked at Home 5 3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98256 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 15 4%
 High School Graduate 239 65%
 Associate's degree 28 8%
 Bachelor's degree 64 17%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 20 5%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 45 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 5 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 9 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98256

ZIP Code 98256 is in the Index School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98256.

Index Elementary School
436 Index Avenue
Index, WA 98256
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Index School District

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