Rainier, WA 98576 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98576: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rainier, WA 98576

Not Acceptable, USPS
Vail, WA 98576

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 152
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,275
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.881, Longitude -122.677
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rainier, WA 98576 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,338
Population in Households 5,338
Population in Familes 4,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,047
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,623 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $242,440
Average Home Value $294,578


Median Household Income $62,899
Average Household Income $75,377
Per Capita Income $28,905
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.79%
Households 1.63% 1.66%
Families 1.57% 1.65%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Rainier, WA 98576 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98576 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 # 288 51st
Population Density1 # 362 38th
Diversity Index2 # 335 43rd
Median Household Income # 149 75th
Per Capita Income # 242 59th

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