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ZIP Code 98851

Primary City:Soap Lake, WA (View All Cities)
County: Grant County
Timezone: Pacific (1:45am)
Area code: 509 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.4, -119.4
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98851

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98851. 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 98851. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98851, 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:
Soap Lake, WA
Unacceptable:
Adco, Adrian, Lakeview Park

Stats and Demographics for the 98851 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98851 is located in east 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 98851 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98851 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,014
Population Density 25 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,084
Median Home Value $132,000
Land Area 158.86 sq mi
Water Area 4.34 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,726
Median Household Income $30,884

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 48


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5133105238
5-9101112213
10-14126117243
15-19131127258
20-2410394197
25-2910575180
30-349085175
35-398283165
40-44109119228
45-49133127260
50-54147157304
55-59149167316
60-64171157328
65-69153144297
70-74106108214
75-799399192
80-845460114
85 Plus365692

Gender

 Male 2,022 50%
 Female 1,992 50%
Gender

Race

 White 3,556 88.6%
 Black Or African American 32 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 55 1.4%
 Asian 17 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 251 6.3%
 Two Or More Races 102 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24205373
25-345691147
35-4411496210
45-5422698324
55-6429690386
65-7425564319
75-8417727204
85 Plus521163

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 825 48%
 Single Guardian 225 13%
 Singles 562 33%
 Singles With Roommate 114 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,317 76%
 Households with Kids 409 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1241741
2252449
3242448
4331649
5182543
6182442
7152136
8282553
9221739
10272249
11312657
12232750
13212647
14241640
15182442
16252045
17393574
18282452
19212445
2020929

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98851 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98851 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1950s. Looking at 98851 real estate data, the median home value of $132,000 is slightly less than average 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 98851. Rentals in 98851 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98851 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,971 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 42 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 1 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 656 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 540 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 530 25%
 Households Vacant 358 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 61 17%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Sale Only 25 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 109 30%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 150 42%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 52 9%
 1 Bedroom 193 33%
 2 Bedroom 258 45%
 3+ Bedroom 76 13%
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 $30,884 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98851 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 98851 can expect to fall in that range. 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 769 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 645 22%
 No Earnings 1,574 53%
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 769 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 645 22%
 No Earnings 1,574 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 988 84%
 Public transportation 47 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 35 3%
 Worked at Home 100 9%
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 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 285 20.4%
 High School Graduate 731 52.4%
 Associate's degree 201 14.4%
 Bachelor's degree 155 11.1%
 Master's degree 13 0.9%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 452 85%
 Enrolled in Private School 26 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 53 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98851

ZIP Code 98851 is in the Soap Lake School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98851.

Soap Lake Middle & High School
527 2nd Ave SW
Soap Lake, WA 98851
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Soap Lake School District
Soap Lake Elementary
410 Ginkgo St South
Soap Lake, WA 98851
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Soap Lake School District
Smokiam Alternative High School
120 East Main St
Soap Lake, WA 98851
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Soap Lake School District

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