Seattle, WA 98144 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98144: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98144

Not Acceptable, USPS
Beacon Hill, WA 98144

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 801
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,186
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,851
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.587, Longitude -122.298
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98144 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,141
Population in Households 29,426
Population in Familes 19,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 715
Population Density1 8,784
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 12,797
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,224 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,573 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,171 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $428,947
Average Home Value $531,334


Median Household Income $59,368
Average Household Income $88,697
Per Capita Income $38,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.72%
Households 1.52% 1.64%
Families 1.45% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 98144 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98144 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 # 85 86th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 29 95th
Median Household Income # 186 68th
Per Capita Income # 86 85th

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