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, 2017)


Total Population 24,879
Daytime Population: Workers 7,309
Daytime Population: Residents 10,937
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,246
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 24,656
Population in Familes 15,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density2 8,572
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $83,230
Average Household Income $120,250
Per Capita Income $60,169


Total Housing Units 13,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,015 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,370 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 707 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $549,988
Average Home Value $617,516


Total Households 12,385
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 5,739
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.68% 1.52%
Households 1.6% 1.45%
Families 1.56% 1.46%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 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 # 120 80th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 307 48th
Median Household Income # 63 89th
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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