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ZIP Code 98280

Post Office City:Orcas, WA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Pacific (6:51am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.60, -122.93
ZIP (~1300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98280

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Primary/preferred city:
Orcas, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98280 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98280 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 98280 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98280 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 480
Population Density 67 people per sq mi
Housing Units 444
Median Home Value $830,400
Land Area 7.14 sq mi
Water Area 1.50 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 251
Median Household Income $69,444

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 58Male Median Age: 58Female Median Age: 58

Under 510414
85 Plus4711


 Male 241 50%
 Female 239 50%


 White 460 95.8%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 1.3%
 Asian 3 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 7 1.5%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus718

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 129 51%
 Single Guardian 11 4%
 Singles 104 41%
 Singles With Roommate 7 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 215 86%
 Households with Kids 36 14%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98280 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98280 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 98280 real estate data, the median home value of $830,400 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98280. Rentals in 98280 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98280 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 480 100%
 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 117 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 84 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 50 11%
 Households Vacant 193 43%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 3.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 6 3.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 172 89.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 3.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 5 22%
 1 Bedroom 5 22%
 2 Bedroom 7 30%
 3+ Bedroom 6 26%
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 $69,444 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98280 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. A higher percentage of people in 98280 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 98280 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 78 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 112 32%
 No Earnings 161 46%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 78 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 112 32%
 No Earnings 161 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 104 57%
 Public transportation 6 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 13 7%
 Worked at Home 59 32%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98280 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 9 3%
 High School Graduate 99 30%
 Associate's degree 17 5%
 Bachelor's degree 114 34%
 Master's degree 66 20%
 Professional school degree 16 5%
 Doctorate degree 13 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7 41%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 10 59%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98280

ZIP Code 98280 is in the Blaine School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98280.

Point Roberts Primary
2050 Benson Rd
Point Roberts, WA 98280
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Blaine School District

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