Seattle, WA 98116 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98116: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98116

Not Acceptable, USPS
West Seattle, WA 98116

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 739
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,553
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,044
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.575, Longitude -122.396
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98116 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,566
Population in Households 23,345
Population in Familes 14,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 8,134
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 11,617
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 5,390
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,647 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,970 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 796 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $525,967
Average Home Value $594,249


Median Household Income $79,026
Average Household Income $112,915
Per Capita Income $55,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.41%
Households 1.06% 1.31%
Families 1.01% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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 98116 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98116 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 # 130 78th
Population Density1 # 17 97th
Diversity Index2 # 306 48th
Median Household Income # 66 89th
Per Capita Income # 18 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.