McChord AFB, WA 98438 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
McChord AFB, WA 98438

Acceptable Alternative
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98438
Lewis McChord, WA 98438
Tacoma, WA 98438

Not Acceptable, USPS
JB Lewis McChord, WA 98438
JBLM, WA 98438

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 40
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.253, Longitude -122.443
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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McChord AFB, WA 98438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 781
Population in Households 294
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density1 171
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 42
Average Household Size 7.0
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 0
Renter Occupied HU 42 (97.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $43,056
Average Household Income $54,271
Per Capita Income $6,701
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 7.71% 1.3%
Households 0.0% 1.39%
Families 0.0% 1.46%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   0.34%
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.

McChord AFB, WA 98438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98438 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 # 448 24th
Population Density1 # 268 54th
Diversity Index2 # 92 85th
Median Household Income # 443 24th
Per Capita Income # 573 2nd

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