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ZIP Code 98834

Post Office City:Methow, WA (View All Cities)
County: Okanogan County
Timezone: Pacific (2:32pm)
Area code: 509 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.17, -120.03
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98834

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Primary/preferred city:
Methow, WA

Stats and Demographics for the 98834 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98834 is located in northern 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 98834 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 small. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98834 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 239
Population Density 3 people per sq mi
Housing Units 194
Median Home Value $267,300
Land Area 73.89 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 116
Median Household Income $56,563

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 55Male Median Age: 56Female Median Age: 54

Under 5549
85 Plus224


 Male 120 50%
 Female 119 50%


 White 232 97.1%
 Black Or African American 1 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 1.7%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 1 0.4%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus303

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 70 60%
 Single Guardian 6 5%
 Singles 33 28%
 Singles With Roommate 7 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 101 87%
 Households with Kids 15 13%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98834 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98834 were primarily built in the 1940s or the 1960s. Looking at 98834 real estate data, the median home value of $267,300 is high 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 98834. Rentals in 98834 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98834 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 239 100%
 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 46 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 48 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 22 11%
 Households Vacant 78 40%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 59 76%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 14 18%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 4 100%
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 $56,563 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98834 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. 98834 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 98834 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98834 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 52 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 44 30%
 No Earnings 51 35%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 52 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 44 30%
 No Earnings 51 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 61 71%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 16 19%
 Worked at Home 9 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

For more information, see Methow, WA education levels.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 29 22%
 High School Graduate 82 64%
 Associate's degree 8 6%
 Bachelor's degree 4 3%
 Master's degree 6 5%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 13 43%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 33%
 Not Enrolled in School 7 23%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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