Seattle, WA 98115 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98115: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98115

Not Acceptable, USPS
Seattle Naval Support Activi, WA 98115
Wedgwood, WA 98115

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,293
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,382
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,207
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.683, Longitude -122.292
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98115 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,050
Population in Households 48,623
Population in Familes 32,407
Population in Group Qrtrs 427
Population Density1 7,521
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 21,429
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 11,210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,319 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,110 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,395 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $551,599
Average Home Value $610,825


Median Household Income $89,173
Average Household Income $126,011
Per Capita Income $55,350
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.29%
Households 0.84% 1.21%
Families 0.78% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 98115 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98115 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 14 98th
Population Density1 # 19 97th
Diversity Index2 # 238 60th
Median Household Income # 41 93rd
Per Capita Income # 20 97th

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