Mount Vernon, WA 98273 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98273: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,706
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,462
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,208
  • County: Skagit County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.407, Longitude -122.324
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,169
Population in Households 28,703
Population in Familes 22,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 466
Population Density1 322
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 10,316
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 6,912
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,163 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,153 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 940 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $277,900
Average Home Value $331,612


Median Household Income $52,482
Average Household Income $67,564
Per Capita Income $24,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.66%
Households 0.38% 0.6%
Families 0.36% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Mount Vernon, WA 98273 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98273 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 # 95 84th
Population Density1 # 226 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 68 89th
Median Household Income # 293 50th
Per Capita Income # 386 34th

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