Centralia, WA 98531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Centralia, WA 98531

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fords Prairie, WA 98531
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Waunch Prairie, WA 98531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,014
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,081
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 834
  • County: Lewis County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.724, Longitude -122.958
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 98531 has segments in 2 Counties (Lewis, Thurston).

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Centralia, WA 98531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,120
Population in Households 23,818
Population in Familes 18,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 9,530
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,943
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,533 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,997 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 988 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $176,406
Average Home Value $200,782


Median Household Income $39,361
Average Household Income $53,068
Per Capita Income $21,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.12%
Households 0.2% 0.13%
Families 0.11% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Centralia, WA 98531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98531 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 # 123 79th
Population Density1 # 258 56th
Diversity Index2 # 185 69th
Median Household Income # 499 15th
Per Capita Income # 497 15th

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