Seattle, WA 98105 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98105: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98105

Not Acceptable, USPS
University, WA 98105

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,403
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,164
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 9,139
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.661, Longitude -122.293
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98105 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,815
Population in Households 39,159
Population in Familes 17,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,656
Population Density1 13,958
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 17,723
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 6,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,950 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,773 (62.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,079 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $716,380
Average Home Value $771,853


Median Household Income $50,446
Average Household Income $103,209
Per Capita Income $40,594
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.39% 1.18%
Households 1.55% 1.46%
Families 1.18% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Seattle, WA 98105 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98105 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 97th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 153 74th
Median Household Income # 373 36th
Per Capita Income # 88 85th

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