Olympia, WA 98516 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98516: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98516

Acceptable Alternative
Lacey, WA 98516

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 597
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,613
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 381
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.065, Longitude -122.793
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Olympia, WA 98516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,454
Daytime Population: Workers 9,362
Daytime Population: Residents 12,141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 22,415
Population in Familes 18,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 783
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $83,098
Average Household Income $107,352
Per Capita Income $42,031


Total Housing Units 9,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,563 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,216 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $312,274
Average Home Value $366,231


Total Households 8,779
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 6,447
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.0% 1.77%
Households 1.91% 1.73%
Families 1.98% 1.78%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Olympia, WA 98516 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98516 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 147 75th
Population Density # 176 70th
Diversity Index # 150 75th
Median Household Income # 64 89th
Per Capita Income # 77 87th

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