Seattle, WA 98168 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98168: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98168

Acceptable Alternative
Burien, WA 98168
Seatac, WA 98168
Tukwila, WA 98168

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 989
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,701
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,538
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.49, Longitude -122.292
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98168 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,479
Population in Households 37,136
Population in Familes 28,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 343
Population Density1 4,067
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 12,964
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 8,062
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,699 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,265 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $269,388
Average Home Value $311,636


Median Household Income $50,393
Average Household Income $62,252
Per Capita Income $21,847
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.1%
Households 0.52% 0.93%
Families 0.54% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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 98168 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98168 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 # 46 92nd
Population Density1 # 67 89th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 332 43rd
Per Capita Income # 472 19th

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