Lynden, WA 98264 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98264: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lynden, WA 98264

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 812
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,321
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 451
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.941, Longitude -122.46
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lynden, WA 98264 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,441
Population in Households 20,261
Population in Familes 17,557
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 7,387
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 5,424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,052 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,335 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 426 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $321,916
Average Home Value $371,947


Median Household Income $55,681
Average Household Income $73,520
Per Capita Income $26,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.02%
Households 0.94% 0.98%
Families 0.87% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Lynden, WA 98264 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98264 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 # 161 73rd
Population Density1 # 220 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 236 60th
Median Household Income # 238 59th
Per Capita Income # 297 49th

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