Seattle, WA 98117 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98117: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98117

Not Acceptable, USPS
Crown Hill, WA 98117

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 426
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,525
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,726
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.686, Longitude -122.38
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98117 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,762
Population in Households 33,492
Population in Familes 23,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 270
Population Density1 8,882
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 14,518
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 8,236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,128 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,390 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 469 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $523,200
Average Home Value $572,181


Median Household Income $88,338
Average Household Income $110,273
Per Capita Income $47,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.25%
Households 0.73% 1.12%
Families 0.78% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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 98117 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98117 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 # 68 89th
Population Density1 # 13 98th
Diversity Index2 # 302 49th
Median Household Income # 43 93rd
Per Capita Income # 40 93rd

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