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ZIP Code 98579

Post Office City:Rochester, WA (View All Cities)
County: Thurston County
Timezone: Pacific (3:47pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.8, -123.2
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98579

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 98579. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 98579 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:
Rochester, WA
Unacceptable:
Gate

Stats and Demographics for the 98579 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98579 is located in western Washington and covers a slightly higher 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 98579 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98579 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,870
Population Density 142 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,009
Median Home Value $225,800
Land Area 90.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.64 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,756
Median Household Income $55,419

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5435404839
5-9505419924
10-14502471973
15-19409406815
20-24266304570
25-29328347675
30-34422443865
35-39423447870
40-44458403861
45-495005081,008
50-545375311,068
55-59473479952
60-64431442873
65-69310307617
70-74208225433
75-79148119267
80-848567152
85 Plus3771108

Gender

 Male 6,477 50%
 Female 6,393 50%
Gender

Race

 White 11,412 88.7%
 Black Or African American 80 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 253 2.0%
 Asian 132 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 24 0.2%
 Other Race 495 3.8%
 Two Or More Races 474 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-244188129
25-34394256650
35-44702201903
45-549311881,119
55-64868131999
65-7456668634
75-8423030260
85 Plus491362

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,820 59%
 Single Guardian 744 16%
 Singles 859 18%
 Singles With Roommate 333 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,062 64%
 Households with Kids 1,694 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
16570135
29398191
38678164
49177168
58499183
610583188
710776183
88582167
912479203
10107106213
1110386189
128381164
13112117229
149781178
157986165
168684170
1710285187
187086156
197265137
205859117

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98579 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98579 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98579 real estate data, the median home value of $225,800 is slightly higher than average 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 98579. Rentals in 98579 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98579 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Rochester, WA house prices.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,864 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 6 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,895 58%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 886 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 975 19%
 Households Vacant 253 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 63 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Sale Only 74 29%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 29 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 70 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 126 15%
 2 Bedroom 254 30%
 3+ Bedroom 459 55%
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 $55,419 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98579 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 98579 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,700 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,806 27%
 No Earnings 4,019 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,700 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,806 27%
 No Earnings 4,019 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,143 91.6%
 Public transportation 33 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 34 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 144 2.6%
 Worked at Home 259 4.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 988 10.6%
 High School Graduate 5,470 58.5%
 Associate's degree 1,212 13.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,327 14.2%
 Master's degree 236 2.5%
 Professional school degree 67 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 52 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,881 72.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 403 15.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 308 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98579

ZIP Code 98579 is in the Rochester School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98579.

Grand Mound Elementary
7710 James Rd SW
Rochester, WA 98579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rochester School District
Rochester Primary School
7440 James Rd
Rochester, WA 98579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rochester School District
Rochester Middle School
9937 Highway 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Rochester School District
Rochester High School
19800 Carper Rd SW
Rochester, WA 98579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rochester School District
H.e.a.r.t. High School
10140 Highway 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rochester School District

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