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ZIP Code 98286

Post Office City:Shaw Island, WA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Pacific (6:20pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.57, -122.96
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98286

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 98286. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 98286 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:
Shaw Island, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98286 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98286 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 98286 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 98286 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 240
Population Density 31 people per sq mi
Housing Units 245
Median Home Value $625,000
Land Area 7.71 sq mi
Water Area 9.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 114
Median Household Income $49,125

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 5325
85 Plus6814


 Male 115 48%
 Female 125 52%


 White 235 97.9%
 Black Or African American 3 1.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 1 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 1 0.4%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus9211

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 62 54%
 Single Guardian 3 3%
 Singles 41 36%
 Singles With Roommate 8 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 93 82%
 Households with Kids 21 18%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98286 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 98286 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 98286 real estate data, the median home value of $625,000 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98286. Rentals in 98286 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98286 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 233 97%
 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 7 3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 32 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 50 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 32 13%
 Households Vacant 131 53%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 121 92%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 5 4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 6 30%
 3+ Bedroom 14 70%
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 $49,125 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98286 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. 98286 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 98286 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 98286 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 38 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 72 33%
 No Earnings 107 49%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 38 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 72 33%
 No Earnings 107 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 49 44%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 38 34%
 Worked at Home 24 22%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, 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 25 13.0%
 High School Graduate 84 43.5%
 Associate's degree 1 0.5%
 Bachelor's degree 37 19.2%
 Master's degree 26 13.5%
 Professional school degree 8 4.1%
 Doctorate degree 12 6.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 26 68%
 Enrolled in Private School 4 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 8 21%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98286

ZIP Code 98286 is in the Shaw Island School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98286.

Shaw Island Elementary School
44 Hoffman Cove Road
Shaw Island, WA 98286
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shaw Island School District

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