Olympia, WA 98506 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98506: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98506

Acceptable Alternative
Lacey, WA 98506

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 552
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,712
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,518
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.104, Longitude -122.868
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Olympia, WA 98506 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,985
Population in Households 18,579
Population in Familes 13,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 406
Population Density1 838
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,219
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,927 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,292 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 533 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $282,807
Average Home Value $360,285


Median Household Income $59,609
Average Household Income $82,137
Per Capita Income $36,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.8%
Households 0.42% 0.75%
Families 0.25% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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 98506 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98506 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 # 173 71st
Population Density1 # 174 70th
Diversity Index2 # 270 54th
Median Household Income # 183 69th
Per Capita Income # 107 82nd

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