Seattle, WA 98188 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 98188: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98188

Acceptable Alternative
Seatac, WA 98188
Tukwila, WA 98188

Not Acceptable, USPS
Duwamish, WA 98188
McMicken Heights, WA 98188
Riverton, WA 98188

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,729
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,065
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,827
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.446, Longitude -122.269
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Seattle, WA 98188 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,011
Population in Households 22,934
Population in Familes 17,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 2,912
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 8,814
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 5,164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,311 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,503 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $263,773
Average Home Value $299,229


Median Household Income $44,958
Average Household Income $60,636
Per Capita Income $23,340
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.17%
Households 0.58% 0.98%
Families 0.65% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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 98188 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98188 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 # 139 76th
Population Density1 # 106 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 406 31st
Per Capita Income # 422 28th

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