Olympia, WA 98501 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 98501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98501

Acceptable Alternative
Tumwater, WA 98501

Not Acceptable, USPS
Boston Harbor, WA 98501
Maytown, WA 98501
Nisqually, WA 98501
Offutt Lake, WA 98501
Oly, WA 98501
Schneiders Prairie, WA 98501
South Bay, WA 98501
South Sound, WA 98501
Thompson Place, WA 98501
Union Mills, WA 98501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,567
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,579
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,868
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.991, Longitude -122.874
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Olympia, WA 98501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,992
Population in Households 40,718
Population in Familes 30,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 274
Population Density1 1,121
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 17,194
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 10,531
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,586 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,608 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,087 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $304,446
Average Home Value $341,675


Median Household Income $68,566
Average Household Income $88,798
Per Capita Income $37,429
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.19%
Households 0.94% 1.11%
Families 0.94% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Olympia, WA 98501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98501 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 # 35 94th
Population Density1 # 157 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 262 55th
Median Household Income # 112 81st
Per Capita Income # 92 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.