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ZIP Code 98297

Primary City:Waldron, WA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Pacific (8:47am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.69, -123.02
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98297

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98297. 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 98297. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98297, 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:
Waldron, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98297 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98297 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 98297 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 large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98297 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 106
Population Density 23 people per sq mi
Housing Units 211
Median Home Value $466,700
Land Area 4.52 sq mi
Water Area 3.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 59
Median Household Income $33,571

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 56Male Median Age: 59Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 56 53%
 Female 50 47%


 White 104 98%
 Black Or African American 1 1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 1%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 25 42%
 Single Guardian 6 10%
 Singles 25 42%
 Singles With Roommate 3 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 47 80%
 Households with Kids 12 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98297 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 98297 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 98297 real estate data, the median home value of $466,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 98297 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98297 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 106 100%
 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 7 3%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 32 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 20 9%
 Households Vacant 152 72%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 1 0.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 139 91.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 12 7.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 9 64%
 2 Bedroom 5 36%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $33,571 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 98297 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 98297 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 98297 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. More commuters in 98297 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 30 36%
 No Earnings 41 49%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 30 36%
 No Earnings 41 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10 29%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 13 37%
 Worked at Home 12 34%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 98297 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 15 33%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 25 54%
 Master's degree 4 9%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 2 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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

Schools in ZIP Code 98297

ZIP Code 98297 is in the Orcas Island School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98297.

Waldron Island School
1 School Rd
Waldron Island, WA 98297
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orcas Island School District